Joined: Apr 09, 2003
From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
|Posted: 2012-09-16 07:50 am  Permalink|
What an incredible trip! Truly the "Spirit of Aloha."
On the Big Island,
In my opinion, it is all about the two Tiki meccas, places of historical significance:
Pu'uhonau o Honaunau Place of Refuge National Park, Kona Hawaii Big Island.
Imagine you had just broken the sacred (and arbitrary, sexist and self-serving for the royalty) laws, the Kapu, and the only punishment was death. Your only chance of survival is to elude your pursuers and reach the Pu'uhonua, a place of refuge. The Pu'uhonua protected the kapu breaker, civilians during the time of war and the defeated warriors. No harm could come to those who reached the boundaries of the place of refuge.
Right in Kona is the Ahu’ena Heiau,
King Kamehameha rebuilt Ahu'ena Heiau, a temple dedicated to Lono who was the Hawaiian God of peace, agriculture and prosperity. Kamehameha the Great lived and conducted matters of government, until his passing on May 8, 1819.
To dine and drink, its all about the Royal Kona Resort: