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Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park In Big Island, Hawai-UHD 4K


Visited the Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park on the west coast of the Big Island of Hawaiʻi. This for Hawaiians who broke a kapu (one of the ancient laws) could avoid certain death by fleeing to this place of refuge or puʻuhonua. The offender would be absolved by a priest and freed to leave. Defeated warriors and non-combatants could also find refuge here during times of battle. The grounds just outside the Wall that encloses the puʻuhonua were home to several generations of powerful chiefs. In includes a complex of archeological sites including: temple platforms, royal fishponds, sledding tracks, and some coastal village sites.

The park contains the Hale O Keawe heiau, which was originally built by a Kona chief named Kanuha in honor of his father King Keaweʻīkekahialiʻiokamoku. After the death of Keaweʻīkekahialiʻiokamoku, his bones were entombed within the heiau.

The Big Island is the largest and the southeastern-most of the Hawaiian islands, a chain of volcanic islands in the North Pacific Ocean. With an area of 4,028 square miles (10,430 km2), it is larger than all of the other islands in the archipelago combined and is the largest island in the United States.

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High definition video may help you see all of this better. This video is shot using a Gopro in the highest 4K setting (if you have 4K TV, you may select this youtube Setting/Quality).

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