Pu'ukohola Heiau Hawaii

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Puʻukoholā Heiau National Historic Site is a United States National Historic Site located on the northwestern coast of the island of Hawaiʻi. The site … See more

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Jun 9, 2024
As mentioned in my previous reviews of Hawaii’s National Parks, this park is another breathtaking site to see. So much history is here. This is truly the Temple on the Hill of the Whale! Walking aro… Full review by Mauro1990
Mar 19, 2024
An amazing story and an amzing temple. There is a really good movie that explains the story of Pu'ukohola and the king. They do not let you go up into the temple so there is really not much to see th… Full review by Lisa J
Dec 1, 2023
A very interesting spot to learn about Hawaiian culture. There is a good film that explains what the Heiau is and how it came about. Walking trails up to the Heiau. Full review by Carol S
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Facts

Architectural style:Ancient Hawaii
Date founded:1972
Architect:Kamehameha I

Questions & answers

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Looking to know where to see the lava flow on the Big Island without the expensive tours
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The only place you can see an active lava flow is in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. You can see the lava if you do a long and arduous hike, which is why some folks opt for the …
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The only place you can see an active lava flow is in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. You can see the lava if you do a long and arduous hike, which is why some folks opt for the tour. Info for the hike can be found through the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park website or asking a park ranger when you visit. Puukohola is a cool place to see some native ruins, but is not close to the active volcano.
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Answer by Mary Quin M · Dec 25, 2017
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Frequently asked questions

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Are the historic temples in the park reconstructions?
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No. Both Pu`ukohola Heiau and Mailekini Heiau are original. However, some repairs have been made as a result of the earthquakes of 2006.
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