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1200 Kailua Rd, Behind the YMCA, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-4354
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

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

Thank BoilerMakerBob
Reviewed 5 January 2018

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

Thank Kimberley42
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

This is a nightmare to get to and there’s nothing to see. Don’t waste your precious time on Oahu looking for this place.

Thank Dippa7887
Reviewed 11 November 2017

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

1  Thank LaBeau808
Reviewed 9 June 2017

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

Thank Amanda G
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Hidden in plain sight, the heiau is right along the main road heading into Kailua. A walk throught the grounds and down to the Kawainui marsh is peaceful and interesting.

1  Thank johnlN8276DY
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Interesting historical place, medieval hawaians history. Calm and peacefull place. Nothing extremely special, but pleasure spot..... side from overturisty places. Just behind YMCA.

Thank Jan P. Š
Reviewed 2 September 2016

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

2  Thank KulaBob
Reviewed 21 April 2016

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

1  Thank CHO1978
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Grew up here, has been a part of my life since small kid time, just be aware that it is a sacred place. so don't take the stones or disturb their placement.

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