Saturday, July 4, 2020

Wonders of North America

Most interesting wonders in North America.

Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau

Site where those who broke the law could avoid death sentence. This tradition continued up to the early 19th century. Reconstructed temple, residence site...

Puako petroglyphs

Area with more than 30000 petroglyphs. This could be the largest collection of petroglyphs in the Pacific region. Numerous signs hint at a preliminary...

Necker Island in Hawaii

This small, remote, uninhabited island contains 33 stone shrines and many stone artifacts. Archaeologists believe that this island was used for ceremonial purposes. This is...

King’s Highway in Maui

This ancient paved foot trail was built in the 16th century, during the reign of King Pi'ilani to promote the trade on the island. Location,...

Honokohau petroglyphs

Comparatively recent petroglyphs, one even shows a full-rigged ship. Location, GPS coordinates: 19.67505 N 156.02406 W Categories: Petroglyphs and rock art Values: Archaeology, Visual Rating: Where is located? Oceania, United States, Hawaii, Hawai'i,...

Hale O Pi’ilani Heiau

The largest known heiau - ancient Hawaiian temple. Its area is roughly 12,000 m² and walls rise up to 15 m tall. This heiau...

Windward Viaducts

Impressive pair of highway viaducts leading along the foot of Ko'olau Range. Viaducts are some 2 km long each, with both ends entering into...

Mauna Kea Observatory

Group of astronomical research facilities on the summit of Mauna Kea. In total there are 12 telescopes, each into separate buildings, some telescopes...

Iolani Palace

The only royal palace in United States, built in 1879 by king Kamehameha V and used as royal residence until 1893. Palace is built...

Aloha Tower

This unusual and beautiful lighthouse was built in Art Deco and Neo-Gothic style in 1925. It is 56 m high with additional 12 m...