5 must-see Oahu historic sites you haven't been to yetby: Catherine E Toth
posted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 12:35 PM
Puu o Mahuka Heiau
O‘ahu’s largest heiau is Puu o Mahuka Heiau, overlooking O‘ahu’s North Shore.
Perched on the Pupukea cliffs above Waimea Valley and Bay, and believed to be more than 400 year sold, the heiau is comprised of three adjoining walled enclosures covering nearly two acres. The temple was once an important element of the social, political and religious systems of the valley’s earliest Hawaiian residents.
Down below, Waimea Valley itself claims 78 archaeologically significant sites, including religious temples, fishing shrines, fishponds and house sites.
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