• The Sacred Hale o Keawe Heiau Protects the Pu'uhonua

    Pu`uhonua O Hōnaunau

    National Historical Park Hawai'i

Places To Go

Take a walk back in time to old Hawaii as it was many centuries ago. Ki'i (carved statues) watch over and surround the Hale o Keawe, the former resting area of 23 Keawe line chiefs. The great wall, spanning up to 17 feet wide and averaging 10 feet in height will amaze you with its huge rocks fitting together like locking puzzle pieces. Footpaths take you past Hawaiian temples and other ancient structures. Puuhonua o Honaunau has many places visitors can go to experience the Hawaii of yesterday and today.

Did You Know?

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Did you know the game of kōnane is similar to checkers in the way the game pieces are moved, but is similar to chess in that the person who makes the last move wins the game? Chiefs would sometimes settle disputes by playing this game.