Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Honaunau

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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. Put Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park into our Honaunau trip itinerary maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park wa amazing to visit and learn about. When you realise and consider the use and meaning that this park had and now has, was truly incredible. A must se...  more »
  • City of Refuge is a modest demo of the old culture that used to be there. Sometimes the Park service has people on duty to give tours and answer questions. You owe it to yourself to stop and take a lo...  more »
  • The snorkeling beach on the North side of the park (nicknamed "Two Step" because of the step-like formation used to access the water) is a great place to swim or snorkel. Pods of spinner dolphins like...  more »