Kāneiʻolouma Heiau

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Kāhua O Kāneiolouma, situated in Po'ipū, Kōloa, Kaua'i, is a significant ancient Hawaiian village and cultural site sprawling across 13 acres, dating back to the mid-1400s. The complex includes a temple, homes on raised rock terraces, and various structures. Noteworthy historical features include hale sites, fishponds, taro fields, auwai irrigation systems, and a makahiki arena. Visitors can interact with large tikis representing the four main Gods of Hawaiian culture, including Kane, the God of freshwater, whose homage is paid through a heiau temple and a freshwater spring named Wai'ohai. Additionally, remnants of a Kahua, a sporting field where athletes honored the Gods, add to the site's cultural significance, making it a must-visit for those intrigued by Hawaii's rich heritage.

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Sculptures • Spiritual