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Hikiau Heiau, Hawai'i (Big Island)

Hikiau Heiau - Hawai'i (Big Island), Hawaii
Hikiau Heiau
82 Puuhonua Road, Captain Cook, HI 96750Map
Kealakekua Bay
+1 808 587 0300(City Park Council)
Overview

Located at the water’s edge at Kealakekua Bay, this heiau is one of the more historically significant sites. The temple was visited by Captain Cook when he arrived in 1779 where he and his ship’s master William Bligh were the first Europeans to set foot on Hawaiian soil. Hawaiians gathered at this site in reverence to the Captain who was mistook by natives to be the Hawaiian god Lono. The heiau was restored in 1917 and offers remarkable insight into the Hawaiians and their culture. 

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