The Sacred Ulupo Heiau Is A Unique Piece Of Hawaiian History Sure To Impress

The Hawaiian Islands are steeped in history and as such, the Aloha State is home to rich historical sites and cultural monuments that were instrumental in the islands’ history. Ancient Hawaiian temples, or heiaus, were built for many reasons, including the treatment of the sick, offering of the first fruits, to start and stop the rain, to increase the population, achieve success in distant voyaging, ensure a nation’s health, or reach peace, for example. You’ll find the remnants of these temples across the Hawaiian Islands, and while all are sacred, there is one heiau, in particular, most have never visited. 

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Have you ever visited the Ulupo Heiau State Historic Site? Share your experiences and opinions with us in the comments below. And if you’re interested in Oahu’s history as much as we are, might we suggest embarking on this road trip that leads to some of the island’s most impressive historic sites.

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