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This ancient Hawaiian Temple overlooks the valley below that used to be the site of a fish breeding pond. It is hard to find but the markings have improved over the years.
Whne you pull into the parking lot of the Windward Shore YMCA, turn...More
We really like exploring cultural sights around the islands and this Heiau is one of the best we have seen. It is interesting to think about how they were used in the past, but what is particularly special about this one is that the community...More
Ulupo Heiau is a sacred place although you might not know it for the YMCA parking lot built over part of the grounds. Local Hawaiian cultural groups have worked very hard to restore the lo'i and kalo cultivation. It's worth a visit to appreciate the...More
This is a beautiful park behind the YMCA with historic ruins that are being unearthed all the time. They also have many of the fruit bearing trees including mango, coconut, papaya, taro, kukui nut, and a tree that I can't remember the name but the...More
Some people are history buffs. Others like archeology. And don't forget cultural anthropology! I'm into all the above. Up Windward way there's a place with a sense of place. It's called Ulupo Heiau State Monument.
When the kids are burnt to a toast and need...More
If you're not open to Hawaiian history, you'll simply think it was a pile of rocks. If you understand the background of this sacred place, then you will really appreciate the "architecture" of this monument. Be respectful when visiting - it's not a playground. Definitely...More