Few People Know This Ancient Hawaiian Fishing Village Even Exists
From the northern shore of Kauai to the southern tip of the Big Island, the Hawaiian Islands are home to big cities and growing communities as well as tiny towns and ancient villages. And while we love Honolulu, Kailua-Kona, and Lahaina as much as the next person, it is in the state’s smallest towns and villages that we get a true glimpse into Hawaii’s unique history. Take, for example, Ke Kahua O Kāneiolouma, a cultural site in the process of restoration that holds the remnants of an ancient Hawaiian fishing village that dates back to the mid-1400s.
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The only area of Ke Kahua O Kāneiolouma currently open to the public is a viewing platform complete with interpretive signs n8ear Poipu Road. To learn more about the restoration of this sacred site and what it means for native Hawaiians, click here.
With more than 10 years of experience as a professional writer, Megan holds a degree in Mass Media from her home state of Minnesota. After college, she chose to trade in her winter boots for slippahs and moved to the beautiful island of Oahu, where she has been living for more than five years. She lives on the west side but is constantly taking mini-road trips across the island and visits the neighboring islands whenever she can getaway. She loves hiking, snorkeling, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.
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