Pu'uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park

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Halau
The building on the right serves as a Halau wa'a, or canoe house. Artisans work on various items in the smaller building to the left. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Fish Ponds
These royal fish ponds held fish that were to be eaten by the ali'i or chiefs. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Great Wall
Over 950 feet long and up to 12 feet high, the wall enclosing the sacred space was constructed of stones without the use of mortar. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Ale'ale'a
This stone platform may have been part of a royal mausoleum. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Pacific Coast
People seeking shelter from punishment at Pu'uhonua would have to swim here due to the royal grounds surrounding it. If the current or sharks didn't get them, the sharp coral might. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Trail View
The walking trail through Pu'uhonua leading towards the Ale'ale'a platform. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Ki'i
Coppertone and ki'i that represent Hawaiian gods at the Hale o Keawe or royal mausoleum. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Keone'ele Cove
A small cove within the royal grounds that surrounded Pu'uhonua. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Hale o Keawe and the Pacific Coast.
The building in the distance was a royal mausoleum housing among others, King Kamehameha's great-grandfather. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
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