Sacred Places in Hawaii

Sacred Places in Hawaii - Hawaii Travel Guide - Tourist Information

Hawaii is filled with sacred places that have a significant cultural, as well as historical meaning. The birthplace of kings, as well as areas where human sacrifices took place are still protected and respected areas that are usually surrounded by lava rock circles, which are placed there to protect the spirits. All of these areas are well marked and the rules that are posted on the signs should always be followed.

Every island has sacred places like the Puu Loa Petroglyphs and the Naha Stone on the big island, as well as the Wailua Petroglyphs and Pohaku Hoohanau, which is the birthing ground of Hawaiian chiefs on Kauai.

Iao State Park and Piilanihale Heiau on Maui are also considered sacred and so is Halawa Valley and Ililopae on Molokai.

Oahu sacred areas include the Kapaemahu Stones and Kaneaki Heiau, as well as Keaiwa Heiau State Recreational area and Lanai has Kaunolu Archaeological Park and Halulu Heiau, plus the Luahiwa Heiau and Petroglyphs.

There are sacred areas all over the islands and they attract visitors , as well as residentsall year long.