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

Poli'auh Heiau

 
 
Poli'auh Heiau Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 24, 2013
1. Poli'auh Heiau Marker
Inscription. Many generations ago, every stone was brought by hand up to this bluff from the rivers below to build this heiau (temple). A heiau was often remodeled by a new ruling ali'i (chief) and his kahuna (priest).

Within the walls of this heiau, the kahuna conducted religious ceremonies and rituals. The features erected within the heiau for these rituals disappeared when the traditional Hawaiian religious system was abolished after 1819.
 
Location. 22° 2.797′ N, 159° 21.305′ W. Marker is near Kapaa, Hawaii, in Kauai County. Marker is on Route 580 1.4 miles west of Hawaii Route 56, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kapaa HI 96746, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wai'ale'ale (approx. mile away); Maunakapu and Wailua River (approx. mile away); Houola (approx. 1.3 miles away); Albert S. Morgan Sr.'s Lydgate Pools (approx. 1.3 miles away); Roxy Theater (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Kapaa Japanese Stone Lantern (Ishidoro)
Poli'auh Heiau Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 24, 2013
2. Poli'auh Heiau Marker
(approx. 3.3 miles away); Kōloa Jodo Mission (approx. 12 miles away); Koloa, Birthplace of the Hawaiian Sugar Industry (approx. 12.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kapaa.
 
Categories. Native AmericansNotable Places
 
Poli'auh Heiau image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 24, 2013
3. Poli'auh Heiau
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 9, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 335 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 9, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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