Pu'uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park
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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…
A true step back in time to witness Hawaii in its original form. Extremely informative self guided tours and hourly presentations by the Rangers provide great insights into the islands history