Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Honaunau

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#1 of 17 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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  • This is a very interesting place to learn about the history of Hawaii and the culture.The area is large and lots to see and explore.Wear good shoes and bring a hat Lots of good photography of the arti...  more »
  • This was a nice little beach park that was also like a little museum with murals and traditional huts and of course the tiki totems which were pretty fun to photograph. This was also a beautiful spot ...  more »
  • Historical Hawaiian grounds, beautiful self guided walk around well maintained ground with the gorgeous Pacific Ocean lapping up on its shore. Free entrance  more »

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