A Walking Tour of Honolulu's Chinatown


Hotel Street decorated with Chinese lanterns.
We walked through a fish market, went to a Chinese bakery and tried an almond cookie and Chinese wedding cookie (almond good, wedding cookie not so good) and Nina got some Tahitian coffee from a stand (very, very sweet).
In Chinatown, there were lei and flower shops on every street corner and sometimes several lei shops on one street and/or lei shops across the street or next door to each other. Lei shops were everywhere!! Nina bought the first of many shell leis (she kept finding ones she liked more...).

Izumo Taisha Shrine on the outskirts of Chinatown was heavily scented with incense and flowers.

The Foster Botanical Garden is right next door to the shrine and has some lovely Asian style gardens, with little temple statues and lots of koi fish.
Ahhh.... the orchid.... so beautiful!
We have no idea what kind of flower this is, but it grows out of a tree!
Chris taking a break (botanical gardens aren't exactly his thing).
One of many Buddha statues in the Foster Botanical Garden in Honolulu.
These plants, which Nina thinks are similar to the Bird of Paradise, grow all over Hawaii.

The Kuan Yin Temple on the Ala Wai Canal.