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About a half mile walk from the road. Never have seen anything like it, it's huge, about the size of a football field with several tiers. Not a place for anyone with difficulty with balance, uneven footing to go. Read about the history first. We...More
Get a taste of ancient Hawaiian religion and sociology
Although refurbished recently, this ancient site is worthy of recognition due to the huge effort in creating the original
Myths and legends abound about priests, kahuna and human sacrifices apart it is a significant historical monument...More
Sadly, the tour guides don't do this site justice. Perhaps they give the short version to protect their culture, but regardless visitors deserve to know the true significance of the Ili'Ili'opae Heieau.
First, the name Ili'Ili'opae means rolling shrimp in Hawaiian. That's a reference to...More
We were driving out East one day while on Moloka‘i and I heard that there was a really large heiau out there that was worth seeing. It is not heavily publicized, but I love seeing things of Hawaiian cultural importance.
First of all, the heiau...More
The largest heiau in Hawaii, the site of human sacrifice (men only, women were not allowed). A beautiful almost half mile walk from the main road by mile marker 16. Signs point the way. Not safe to cross the stream bed in the rain. Hike...More
Went on a nature tour yesterday and this was one of the stops. It is literally right off a busy road. The tour driver just parked on the side of the road and told us all to get out. You walk down a short path...More
We love Moloka'i, and everytime we go there, we try to find something new that we haven't done.
On the east, jungly side of the island, just before one reaches Mana'e Goodz n' Grindz(the convenience store) coming from Kaunakakai, on the left hand side, just...More
Just a few hundreds yards off the main road near mile 16, but discretely signed and easily missed.
It is HUGE! Easily football field sized or bigger, and layered so much is unseen beneath the vegetation.
Nobody here- magical to have the place to ourselves...More