Ulupo Heiau State Monument
Ulupo Heiau State Monument
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Poodletoes
Dayton, OH531 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We were looking for little places to go before our plane was scheduled to leave and stumbled upon the Heiau. Heiau are places of worship for the Hawaiians. Some were places of sacrifice. This was in a lovely setting back thru a neighborhood near a YMCA. Parking near the Y. The Heiau itself is now a large pile of rocks, at least to us uninformed people. There is a nice serene area to walk to the right and behind the Heiau with flowers, trees and a small taro pond. Many workers were taking care of the area when we were there. A very pleasant stop. You will not find gift shops or bathrooms here.
Written 25 January 2020
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Bowmanator22
Charlotte, NC5,332 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
This is more than just a pile of rocks. The heiau is an old pre-colonial ceremonial site. Natives carried stones from ten miles away to this location to build the large platform. It doesn’t take long to see what you need to see, but the history is interesting.
Written 16 July 2019
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Frank H
Kailua, HI321 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
Hidden behind the YMCA off Pali Highway, this is a stunning heiau (temple platform). There are a few interpretive signs, but walk around the platform to its face to see how tall the structure really is and imagine how much labor it took to build this temple platform.
Written 13 June 2019
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Aj J
32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
This Heiau is a must visit for those visitors interested in the real culture of Hawaii.
25 years ago this was overgrown and the only thing to really see was the Heiau. Since then there is a Hui, group, dedicated to caring and restoring the grounds.
Definitly walk around and check out the Loi's where Kalo is grown and harvested.
I bring all my visitors here as well as just come photograph.
Written 7 February 2019
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BoilerMakerBob
Greenwood, IN1,108 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
This ancient Hawaiian Temple overlooks the valley below that used to be the site of a fish breeding pond. It is hard to find but the markings have improved over the years.
Whne you pull into the parking lot of the Windward Shore YMCA, turn left immediately and drive down past the Y. There is parking available behind the Y and there you will also find the heiau.
Please do not walk out onto the stones.
But do walk around to the north side, in the valley.
Hard to find but worth it if you want to see a remarkable ancient heiau
By the way, there are restrooms inside the YMCA that they graciously allowed us to use.
Written 5 February 2018
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Kimberley42
Portland, OR1,013 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
We really like exploring cultural sights around the islands and this Heiau is one of the best we have seen. It is interesting to think about how they were used in the past, but what is particularly special about this one is that the community is trying to keep ancient knowledge alive with native plant displays and taro fields. They are all well marked with signs. A little hard to find, but worth checking out.
Written 5 January 2018
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Dippa
Isle of Wight, UK1,706 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
This is a nightmare to get to and there’s nothing to see. Don’t waste your precious time on Oahu looking for this place.
Written 3 January 2018
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LaBeau808
Hawaii115 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Couples
Ulupo Heiau is a sacred place although you might not know it for the YMCA parking lot built over part of the grounds. Local Hawaiian cultural groups have worked very hard to restore the lo'i and kalo cultivation. It's worth a visit to appreciate the peek back in history.
Written 10 November 2017
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Amanda G
Huntersville, NC80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Family
This is a beautiful park behind the YMCA with historic ruins that are being unearthed all the time. They also have many of the fruit bearing trees including mango, coconut, papaya, taro, kukui nut, and a tree that I can't remember the name but the fruit looks like a pineapple. Make sure to wear bug spray!
Written 8 June 2017
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johnlN8276DY
Kailua, HI43 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
Hidden in plain sight, the heiau is right along the main road heading into Kailua. A walk throught the grounds and down to the Kawainui marsh is peaceful and interesting.
Written 11 April 2017
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