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

Pu‘uhona O Hōnaunau - Place of Refuge

 
 
Pu'uhona O Honaunau - Place of Refuge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, September 2, 2007
1. Pu'uhona O Honaunau - Place of Refuge Marker
Inscription. This ancient Hawaii Sanctuary (Puuhonua) was preserved through the foresight of Charles R. Bishop who added it to the Bishop Estate. With the cooperation of the State of Hawaii, the trustees of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Estate have dedicated it to the people of the United States as a monument to the achievements of the Polynesians who first discovered and settled these islands.
 
Location. 19° 25.301′ N, 155° 54.65′ W. Marker is in Honaunau, Hawaii, in Hawaii County. Marker can be reached from Route 160. Touch for map. Marker is inside the park, which requires an entrance fee. Marker is in this post office area: Honaunau HI 96726, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Memory of Captain James Cook, R.N. (approx. 4.4 miles away); Keauhou - Kahalu'u Heritage Corridor (approx. 10.7 miles away); Inikiwai Ku'ula Heiau (approx. 11 miles away); Lonoikamakahiki Residence (approx. 11.1 miles away); Hale Mua (approx. 11.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park. (Submitted on October 15, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
2. Virtual Experience of the National Parks.
Marker and Sign image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, September 2, 2007
2. Marker and Sign
Sign reads, "Because this area is considered sacred, no picnicking, smoking or sunbathing please."
It loads slowly and requires Quicktime(tm) from www.apple.com, but is excellent. (Submitted on October 15, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.) 
 
Additional keywords. Pu'uhona O Honaunau
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Entrance Sign image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, September 2, 2007
3. Entrance Sign
Half-sized reconstruction of the Hale o Keawe temple image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, September 2, 2007
4. Half-sized reconstruction of the Hale o Keawe temple
Pu'uhona O Honaunau - Place of Refuge image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, September 2, 2007
5. Pu'uhona O Honaunau - Place of Refuge
The Great Wall image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, September 2, 2007
6. The Great Wall
Wall separating the royal grounds; it is approximately 17 feet thick and 10 feet high.
Heleipala (Fishpond) image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, September 2, 2007
7. Heleipala (Fishpond)
Halau (Work Area) image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, September 2, 2007
8. Halau (Work Area)
Halau (Work Area) image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, September 2, 2007
9. Halau (Work Area)
Halau (Work Area) image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, September 2, 2007
10. Halau (Work Area)
Hale o Keawe Temple image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, September 2, 2007
11. Hale o Keawe Temple
Ki'i image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, September 2, 2007
12. Ki'i
Ki'i image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, September 2, 2007
13. Ki'i
Ki'i image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, September 2, 2007
14. Ki'i
Pu'uhona O Honaunau - Place of Refuge image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, September 2, 2007
15. Pu'uhona O Honaunau - Place of Refuge
Pu‘uhona O Hōnaunau image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, December 10, 2007
16. Pu‘uhona O Hōnaunau
Kōnane image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, December 28, 2010
17. Kōnane
According to the National Park Service brochure for Pu'uhonua o Hōnaunau (reprint 2010), "Pebbles for this traditional Hawaiian game are arranged on a replica papamū, a stone surface."
Basking Hawaiian Sea Turtles image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, September 2, 2007
18. Basking Hawaiian Sea Turtles
They come up on a white sand beach in the park.
Basking Hawaiian Sea Turtle image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, September 2, 2007
19. Basking Hawaiian Sea Turtle
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,649 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15. submitted on October 15, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.   16. submitted on December 16, 2007, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida.   17. submitted on January 3, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   18, 19. submitted on October 15, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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