Pu'uhonua O Honaunau, also known as The City of Refuge Hawaii is a National Historic Park. THis is a sacred place for Hawaiians and takes you into the culture of Hawaii

Pu'uhonua O Honaunau, also known as The City of Refuge Hawaii is a National Historic Park. THis is a sacred place for Hawaiians and takes you into the culture of Hawaii

Best Big Island beaches to visit: Punalu'u Black Sand Beach Park, Honaunau Bay, Anaeho'omalu Bay, South Point (Ka Lae) and Green Sand, Hapuna, Manini'owali, Mauna Kea, 49 Black Sand, Anaeho'omalu, Makalawena/Pu'u Ali'i

Best Big Island beaches to visit: Punalu'u Black Sand Beach Park, Honaunau Bay, Anaeho'omalu Bay, South Point (Ka Lae) and Green Sand, Hapuna, Manini'owali, Mauna Kea, 49 Black Sand, Anaeho'omalu, Makalawena/Pu'u Ali'i

Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Park

Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Park

Our favorite pictures of Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii. This sacred place of refuge includes temples and coastal sites.

Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, Big Island, Hawaii

Two Tikis At Sunset by Yves Rubin. Two Tiki warrior statues carved from wood protecting the Hale o Keawe Heiau at the Place of Refuge, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Big Island of Hawaii.

Noni fruit on the tree in Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau, Hawaii (Big Island)...

Noni fruit on the tree in Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau, Hawaii (Big Island).it has a reputation for amazing health benefits but smells and tastes like "rotten cheese"!

✮ Hawaii, Big Island, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau (Place of Refuge)

Hawaii, Big Island ,Pu'uhonua Honaunau (Place of Refuge) tidepools. Palm trees and reflections at sunset.

Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park

Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park (Place of Refuge), Big Island

Snorkeling at Two Step Beach on the Big Island, Hawaii (2010)

Honaunau Bay, "Two-Step" on the Big Island. Fabulous snorkeling and Spinner Dolphin resting area. I saw turtles, no dolphins in sight.

Puuhonau o Honaunau, also know as the Place of Refuge, is full of ancient Hawaiian history and culture. The scenery is incredible, too. It's a MUST SEE for a Hawaii vacation.

According to a native Hawaiian, "Puuhonau o Honaunau, also know as the Place of Refuge, is full of ancient Hawaiian history and culture. It's a MUST SEE for a Hawaii vacation.

Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park (Place of Refuge) on the Big Island of Hawaii

Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park (Place of Refuge) on the Big Island of Hawaii

Pacific Green Sea Turtle, Chelonia mydas agassizii, swimming over the shallow coral reef at Two Steps (aka Pu‘uhonua O Honaunau or Honaunau or Place of Refuge), Big Island, Hawaii, USA

Pacific green sea turtle swimming over the shallow coral reef at Two Steps (aka Pu‘uhonua O Honaunau or Honaunau or Place of Refuge), Big Island, Hawaii

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This is Why Island Life is a Dream Come True ...

The colors are breathtaking! A late evening capture of the City of Refuge on the Big Island of Hawaii in all its beauty.

CURIOUS SEA TURTLE .. Hawaiian green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) Honaunau, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

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Of the nearly 700 photos submitted in Through the Lens Underwater Photo Contest, Scuba Diving received some great turtle photos. Come check out our readers' best images!

Puʻuhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park, Big Island of Hawaiʻi — Also known as Place of refuge, this is one of our favorite places of Old Hawaiʻi. Serene, peaceful, beautiful. A taste of history & ancient culture with the beautiful Pacific as a backdrop.

Puʻuhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park, Big Island of Hawaii-my favorite place on the Big Island

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