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Welcome to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park

Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park

*Most areas of the park are currently closed, due to damage suffered during the tsunami of 11 March, 2011.*This important Hawaiian cultural and historical site on the black-lava Kona Coast of the Big Island contains some forbidding-looking giant idols, although it was in fact built as a refuge for ancient Hawaiians who had violated kapu (social taboo) or as a sanctuary for defeated warriors. The surrounding area outside the huge enclosing wall was home to several generations of powerful chiefs. The 182-acre park also boasts other archaeological sites including some temple platforms, royal fishponds and the ruins of ancient villages. The Hale o Keawe temple, which contains the mortal remains of 23 Hawaiian chiefs, and some thatched buildings have been reconstructed.

Information & Facts

Captain Cook, HI
$5 per vehicle, or $3 per individual. Passes are valid for seven days
English is the most common language but Spanish is often spoken in south-western states.

The US Dollar (USD) is the unit of currency and is divided into 100 cents. Only major banks exchange foreign currency. ATMs are widespread and credit cards and travellers cheques are widely accepted. Travellers cheques should be taken in US Dollars to avoid hassles. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.

Opening Times
Park: 7am to 7pm daily. Visitor centre: 8.45am to 4pm daily
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