A centerpiece of Hawaiian culture, Puuhonua o Honaunau is a 180-acre national historic park that once served home to royal grounds and a place of refuge for ancient Hawaiian lawbreakers. In these times, those who broke kapu (or sacred laws) were given one chance of redemption: evade pursuers and arrive to a puuhonua, or a sacred places of refuge. If successful there would be a ceremony of absolution, and the law-breaker would return to society.
Address: State Highway 160 Honaunau, Island of Hawaii
Opening hours: Every day 7am - 6pm
+1 808 328 2326