Discover Hawaiian culture at the Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park
Explore the City of Refuge and discover Hawaiian culture with the Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park.
Located on the Big Island, a historic site for locals seeking refuge throughout history. Now, it’s one of the popular places in Hawaii to add to your plans.
Pu’uhonua o Honaunau’s City of Refuge
Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park consists of several features. One of the main areas to check out is called the City of Refuge.
It’s a coastal area used until the 19th century as a place for Hawaiians fleeing a death sentence or warriors who lost in battle. A local priest forgave their actions upon arrival, and they were free to live in the city.
Explore the site’s grounds to see a reconstructed burial temple and protection statues.
Visit huts to see locals making handicrafts and sharing about their culture. After exploring the park’s features, head to the gift shop for souvenirs.
Address: Highway 160, Honaunau, HI 96726