Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Big Island of Hawaii Photos

Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park on the South Kona Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii was an ancient sanctuary where native Hawaiian facing the penalty of death could flee their execution. Today the site is restored, including a temple, burial ground & carved wooden totems (ki'i), so that visitors obtain an idea of what pre-European settlements looked like.

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Tikis guard burial site in Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.Tiki at burial site in Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.Tikis survey sea in Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.Small harbor at Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.
Tikis guard burial site in Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.Tiki at burial site in Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.Tikis survey sea in Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.Small harbor at Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.

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