Pu`uhonua O Hōnaunau - National Historical Park

Pu`uhonua O Hōnaunau

On Friday after snorkeling in Honaunau Bay, we went to Pu`uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park also known as the City of Refuge.

Up until the early 19th century, Hawaiians who broke sacred law could avoid death by coming here to be absolved by a priest.

hawaiian royal grounds

The Royal Grounds next to the Pu`uhonua was a popular home to 23 Hawaiian Chiefs.

Konane hawaiian checkers

I wish we had learned how to play Konane (also known as Hawaiian Checkers) before our visit.

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