Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Honaunau

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#1 of 18 in Historic Sites in Island of Hawaii
At one time, people could escape certain death after breaking the sacred laws by going to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. Today you can take a self-guided tour through the centuries-old history and culture of this sacred site. Discover Kapu, the ancient codes of conduct, and learn about weaving, fishing, and carving. Explore the royal grounds, once the exclusive preserve of the chiefdom of Kona, and view the great wall which encloses the Place of Refuge. Craftspeople demonstrate traditional craft skills such as canoe and wood carving, while skilled storytellers weave ancient tales. Food is not available at the park, so plan accordingly. Plan to see Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and other attractions that appeal to you using our Honaunau travel route planner .
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  • October 2, 2017
    In this National Park, the Royal Court systems were once. In earlier days, he was also a refuge for Hawaiian lawbreakers. Called sweaters, even the Holy laws, were of the utmost importance in the Hawaiian culture and a violation of one of these "kapu" (this included among others the common public food for men and women) could mean even the death penalty. To survive the only way was to escape his pursuers and one "puuhonua", achieving that is a sacred haven. Once here, held a ceremony of absolution and the taboo-breaker was able to return to society. The walk through the Park is really interesting. Turtles bask like on the small beach at the Park.
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  • October 1, 2017
    Part of National Parks, so if you have your pass handy, you get in for free. If not, $5 entry is good for reentry for 5 days. One of Hawaii's historic places, you can do a self-guided tour or catch a ...  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    If you are looking for a great way to spend a few hours or several days unwinding, go visit this National Park, walk it's sacred and royal grounds, and get a good feel for life in pre- and early-colon...  more »

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