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Heiau on Oahu

Information about ancient Hawaiian heiau on the island of Oahu. Heiau are also known as places of worship, temples, and religious or Hawaiian spiritual sites.

Hale O Lono Heiau
This heiau is located on the north shore of Oahu and it is dedicated to Lono, the god of agriculture, harvests, weather, sports, and medicine The Bishop Museum determined this site was a possible religious site during a 1974 survey The site was excavated, identified, and restored during an effort begun by Waimea Valley archaeologist Rudy Mitchell in 1985 and the first phase of restoration was completed in 1988. A sign at the site asks visitors to respect the heiau by not entering the area surrounding the site, but only viewing it. It is estimated that the Hale O Lono Heiau was built between 1470 AD and 1700 AD

Holomakani Heiau
-"Running Wind"
-Thought to have been destroyed but rediscovered in 1987
-built by the legendary chief Olopana in 500 AD?
-96 feet by 48 feet
-Private property on the mauka slopes of Ulumawao Ridge near Kapa'a Quarry Road.
-Off road vehicles frequent the trails on the hill side which has in some cases damaged the rock wall of the heiau.
-Recently signs have been posted to let visitors know of the cultural significance of the area.
- Holomakani Heiau Background

Kaneaki Heiau
Located in the Makaha Valley
- Hawaii Web on the Kaneaki Heiau
- Hawaiian Style Travel on the Kaneaki Heiau

Keaiwa Heiau
State Recreation Area

Kuilioloa Heiau
Located on a Peninsula at Kaneilio Point. Built on three terraced platforms. Views of the Waianae Coast. Nearby: Pokai Bay, Lualualei Beach Park and and 652-foot Puu Paheehee.

Kukakoo Heiau
- Kukaoo Heiau to be focus of Manoa Center

Puu O Mahuka Heiau
State Monument at Waimea
- Dispute About Restoring Puu O Mahuka Heiau
- Hawaiian Group Laments Damage at Waimea Heiau

Ulupo Heiau
- Restoring the Ulupo Heiau


See also:
- Hawaiian Heiau on Other Islands
- More Oahu Attractions



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