The Laie Hawaii Temple is located on the northeast shore of the Hawaiian island of [[Oahu|OTemplate:Okinaahu]]. The temple sits on a small hill a half-mile from the Pacific Ocean in the town of Laie, Template:Convert from Honolulu. Along with BYU-Hawaii and the PCC, the Laie Hawaii Temple plays an important role in the town of Lā'ie,[1] with the temple Visitors' Center attracting more than 100,000 people annually.[2]

The Hawaii Temple was the first LDS Church temple built outside of the continental United States. The temple is also the oldest to operate outside of Utah, and the fifth-oldest still in operation. The site of the temple was dedicated by church president Joseph F. Smith on June 1, 1915, and the completed structure was dedicated by church president Heber J. Grant on November 27, 1919. The Laie Hawaii Temple was formerly known as the Hawaiian Temple or the Hawaii Temple until a standard naming convention for LDS temples was adopted in the early 2000s.

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