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Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park

Up until 1819, ancient Hawaiians adhered to religious laws that were generally known as kapu. Everything in Hawaiian life—from which fish you could eat in which season to the clothes you were allowed to wear—was regulated by thousands of different kapu that carried stiff penalties if broken. Should your shadow ever have fallen on a chief, or if you failed to kneel while he was eating, it was a broken kapu punishable by death since you had disrespected the will of the gods.

Once a sacred kapu had been broken, the only way to redeem yourself was to find a pu‘uhonua—a city of refuge where an elder or priest could cleanse you of the offending sin. Should you be found before your arrival, however, the punishment was often death. As you can imagine, pu‘uhonua were popular places during the days of ancient Hawaii, but a few are popular visitor attractions in this modern era of tourism.

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Viator VIP: helikoptertour bij zonsondergang vanuit Kona

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Bekijk de adembenemende landschappen van het Grote Eiland van Hawaï als een VIP tijdens deze onvergetelijke helikoptervlucht van Kona. Het Grote Eiland ...  Meer info

  • Locatie: Kona, Hawaï
  • Duur: 2 uur
Van USD 750,00