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Address: Puu O Mahuka, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset
Description: An ancient temple overlooking scenic Waimea Bay.

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Temple ruins worth seeing

A sacred temple above Shark's Cove. Just ruins now but still worth seeing. And rumor has it human sacrifices took place here. Neat. There's also a great view of Waimea Bay... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Honolulu, Hawaii

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

A sacred temple above Shark's Cove. Just ruins now but still worth seeing. And rumor has it human sacrifices took place here. Neat. There's also a great view of Waimea Bay below.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

A very interesting sacred place that has a trail that leads to a spectacular view of Waimea Bay. You can see for miles & miles. Well worth finding.

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Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I've been here many times since 1994, peaceful yet powerful. Please show respect as the ancients still stand guard as you can see in the photo. I've heard many stories passed down in folk lore, but this photo makes me a believer, the Night Marchers guard this sacred land. If you look up the history you will see this was... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 via mobile

Hawaii is known for its vast culture and amazing beliefs. Coming to this Heiau, you fully experience this. Time has withered away this land but it is amazing to see how this area of Oahu was used for before it become a vacation spot. Coming to this Heiau, its a large open area with lava rock borders. Walk down the... More 

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Honolulu
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

the heiau located above Pupukea /Waimea Bay has incredible views and a large heiau that will give you an idea of what things were like back in the day You can almost sense the power that was emanating from this place and in fact it still throws off a special feeling today Please respect the sensitivity of those who still... More 

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Lagrangeville, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

This is an incredible historic site. There were not many other visitors when we visited; at times we were the only ones there so it was eerily quiet and made the site felt even more spiritual. It does get quite warm up there so be prepared. I got bitten by mosquitoes when we stopped to take pictures, but mosquitoes really... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

This sacred hilltop Heiau is the most striking archeological site on O'ahu with spectacular ocean view settings. measuring 575 feet by 170 feet,its definitely the "biggie" on the island. You cannot but feel the spirit of the place.

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Michigan City, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

This is a place few tourists reach but the Pu'u o Mahuka Heiau is one of the best (native Hawaiian temples) on the island of Oahu. It is well worth the trip! It is a State Historic Site and reached a few miles above the beautiful north shore. Turn off the Kamehameha Highway (Highway 83) across from the Pupukea Fire... More 

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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012 via mobile

On our last day on Oahu we drove to the Heiau. The road there is a little scary but that is part of the adventure. You must drive slowly (not fun for someone from California!) since the road is somewhat beat up. We did this in a rented Ford Taurus and made it just fine. Once at the Heiau we... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

Off the beaten path & up the mountain on O`ahu's north shore majestically sits our largest heiau. A heiau is normally a stone structure -- from small to quite large depending on its purpose-- and was used in ancient times for ceremonies focusing on wellness, a good harvest or fishing, pro-creation, success in war, seeking peace, etc. Only a "luakini"... More 

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Address: Puu O Mahuka, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu

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