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Kawaihae in Kauai County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
 

Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site

 
 
Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 9, 2008
1. Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site Marker
Inscription.
Welcome to Pu置kohola Heiau, one of the most famous heiau (temples) in the Hawaiian Islands. This heiau is an integral component of the traditional Hawaiian social, political, and religious systems, and a significant place in the history of King Kamehameha I, who brought the Hawaiian Islands together under one rule.

Pu置kohola Heiau is a National Historic Site administered by the National Park Service and held in stewardship for the common benefit for Hawaiian people, for people of the United States, and for the world. Stories about Pu置kolola are found in oral traditions and in written records, providing us with the resources to paint a picture of life and events at Pu置kohola during the time of Kamehameha I. However, opinions vary greatly on interpretation of these historical events, and the viewpoint expressed here is just one of many.
 
Erected by National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 20° 1.53′ N, 155° 49.296′ W. Marker is in Kawaihae, Hawaii, in Kauai County. Marker is on Kawaihae Road (SR270). Click for map. The marker is near the entrance to the visitor center. Marker is in this post office area: Kamuela HI 96743, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 9, 2008
2. Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site
At least 3 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pu'ukohola Heiau (approx. 0.2 miles away); Puakō Petroglyph Archaeological District (approx. 5.4 miles away); The Waikoloa Petroglyph Field (approx. 8.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site. (Submitted on February 21, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Welcome to Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 9, 2008
3. Welcome to Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site
Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site-exhibit in the visitor center image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 9, 2008
4. Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site-exhibit in the visitor center
Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site-exhibit in the visitor center image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 9, 2008
5. Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site-exhibit in the visitor center
Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site-sign at the entrance to the site image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 9, 2008
6. Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site-sign at the entrance to the site
Ruins of Pu'ukohola Heiau ("Temple on the Hill of the Whale") image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 9, 2008
7. Ruins of Pu'ukohola Heiau ("Temple on the Hill of the Whale")
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 341 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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