Friday, June 5, 2020

City of Arches at Honaunau Bay

Some 3 km long stretch of sea shore with numerous interesting geological formations in pahoehoe lava: natural arches, sinkholes and also several blowholes. Location, GPS...

South Point Blowhole

A sinkhole of sea cave just some 15 m from the shore. Here the volcanic rock has been washed out by powerful waves. During...

Keahole Point blowhole

One of the rather many blowholes in this area, formed on lava bed which reached the sea here. At rough weather the fountain from...

Kaumana Caves

One of the numerous lava caves in Hawaii Islands, one of the easiest to access. Kaumana Cave is 2 196 m long and the...

Ulupo Heiau

Enormous ancient temple with 55 by 43 m large platform. Walls of the platform rise up to 9 m tall. The temple reached the...

Pu’u Loa Petroglyphs

One of the largest petroglyph sites in Polynesia. Content of the images is linked to a cult of life. Location, GPS coordinates: 19.29194 N 155.12406 W Categories: Petroglyphs...

Pu’ukohola Heiau

The last and one of the largest ancient Hawaiian temples, built sometimes around 1790. The enormous stone platform is an impressive element of landscape. Location,...

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...

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,...