Pu'uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park
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Get a glimpse into pre-contact Hawaii. A beautiful setting where you can leave the modern world behind and imagine a time when Native Hawaiians lived untouched by the modern world. It is an old “sanctuary” where people could come to be spared from punishment. The bay nearby is home to turtles and a…
It is important to learn, and here learning is possible. There is an amazing story behind this site the buildings, the ponds and the people that lived here.
This US National Park is worth a visit with its preserved history as a 'place of refuge' for Hawaiians who broke an ancient law. This is kid friendly. You'll get some great views and interesting history.
In old Hawai'i, if you had broken a law, the penalty was death. Perhaps you had entered into an area that was reserved for only the chiefs, or had eaten forbidden foods. Laws, or kapu, governed every aspect of Hawaiian society. The penalty for breaking these laws was certain death. Your only option…