"Pu'uhonua O Honaunau Temple South Kona Big Island" City of Refuge Tip by syrin
City of Refuge, Hawaii (Big Island): 16 reviews and 38 photos
This was a really neat place to see. It is an old religeous site that is called the place of refuge because in the old days if you broke sacred laws the chiefs would sentenced you to death. The only way you could get out of being killed is to make it here without your pursuers catching you. If you made it then all would be fogiven and you would continue to live. So this is a place for forgiveness. I just liked seeing the old statues.
There is an outdoor museum here that you can check out. There is a fee which is $5.00 for a 7 day pass. When we went it was closed due to something but we snuck past the gates anyways. This was one of the main things that I wanted to see and I was not going home without seeing it.
The area with the carved statues is Hale o Keawe Heiau Meainging Temple. There is also the royal grounds and the great wall. When we got there the sun was about to go down so we just went strait to the temple to check out the old carved statues. There is also a pic nic area if you want to take a break and eat something.
If it is closed seriosley just sneak in. We only stayed long enough to take a few pics. This would be something to do earlier in the day. Take bug repellent. Their are many bugs here especially at night time when the mosquitos want to have a snack. If you do get bit do not itch, or it will bug you really bad.
Address: Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park
Directions: Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, Honaunau, HI 96726
Phone: 808-328-2288 Or 808-328-2326
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