Kona Hawaii Temple

Tucked away on a side street in sunny Kailua-Kona, this striking temple is the newest of two in the State of Hawaii, sixth in Polynesia and the 70th in the world. The clean architectural lines are finished in while marble veneer and a spire topped with a gilded golden statue of the angel Gabriel facing eastward. The temple first opened in January 2000 and dedicated by Gordon B Hinkley and sits on just over seven acres wedged between commercial and residential areas on the Big Island’s Kona Coast.