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Address: Lighthouse Road, On the Road to the Lighthouse, Kilauea, Kauai, HI 96754
Phone Number: +1 808-828-1822
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Housed in the old Kilauea Sugar Plantation company store, Kong Lung Trading...

Housed in the old Kilauea Sugar Plantation company store, Kong Lung Trading offers an original and ever-changing selection of gifts, home decor, personal accessories, and apparel presented in an uplifting, fine-design atmosphere. The boutique is upscale without pretension, a welcoming institution in downtown Kilauea known for its friendly staff, including three dogs, a bird, and gorgeous displays. There is something here for every person of any age-at prices to meet any price range.

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Quaint Historical Gift Shop on the way to Kilauea Lighthouse

We stopped by this shop on the way back from visiting the Kilauea Lighthouse. It's located along w/ a collection of other shops, restaurants, and a playhouse theater. A great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2016
TravelTea
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San Jose, CA
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San Jose, CA
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166 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We stopped by this shop on the way back from visiting the Kilauea Lighthouse. It's located along w/ a collection of other shops, restaurants, and a playhouse theater. A great place to wander around. There are some historical signage explaining the founders of the Kong Lung Trading Co. The goods are pricey quality stuff; unique one-of-a kind gifts (we picked... More 

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Thank TravelTea
Godfrey, Illinois
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30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

This shop is one of nicest places to shop we've been to on the Kauai. It's actually on the way to the Kilauea Lighthouse, so not that out of the way. A good combination trip. But from the outside, just driving by, you'd never guess how nice this is. We really wanted to buy a family set of plush shelties... More 

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Thank Richard_StL
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

She was only interested in making a sale rather than helping me. After rudely ignoring me for a bigger sale, she accused me of hiding the merchandise tag even though she had it the whole time. Then when my boyfriend tried to pay she disappeared again to open a display case for another potential sale taking advantage of the fact... More 

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Thank angel G
San Anselmo, California
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137 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

I love shopping at this delightful store, and I am always surprised and impressed by the variety and quality of everything they sell. They have beautiful jewelry, a great selection of unique greeting cards and stationery, lovely clothing, books, children's gifts, Hawaiian shirts in traditional patterns, and on this most recent visit an absolutely beautiful selection of kimonos. I don't... More 

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Thank MarinLin
Brentwood, Tennessee
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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Darling store minutes from the Kilauea Lighthouse in a quaint shopping area. The store has lovely high end gifts, housewares, clothing. Fun place to shop.

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Thank brentwoodmom48
Princeville, Hawaii
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

If you're looking for Hawaiian tourist items, this store is not for you. But if you're looking for unusual gifts that you're not likely to find elsewhere, this store is the best! They have a wide variety: jewelry, shirts, beautiful books, unusual note and greeting cards, dishes and serving items, chopsticks and sake cups, and much much more. Even though... More 

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Thank SylviaW51
Mission Viejo, California
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39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

The building should have been made a museum instead of a store that makes absolutely no sense with its merchandise. Other reviewers were correct that the lady behind the counter is rude and doesn't care about the customers who come through the door unless they look like they can afford anything. Lady was too busy chatting with girlfriend. It was... More 

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Thank Elaine G
Kelowna, Canada
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40 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Very casual atmosphere. Many fine shops and very interesting history. Two nice eating spots. Farmer's Market just up the road.

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Thank Reggin1
Denver, CO
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26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Been here many times. Consistently snotty and vibe-y staff. Despite their really amazing collection of interesting and unusual merchandise, have never spent a dollar in the store. Hasn't changed to date.

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ChowLung, brand ambassador at Kong Lung Trading, responded to this review

So sorry you keep having such bad luck in our store. And thanks for pointing out that our selection of gifts is strong. That is nice. We are not really sure why you have had so many bad experiences, but it happens. All that we can say is sorry and our sales staff has been alerted to this issue. More 

Kauai, Hawaii
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59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I love this store and the pet cat ;) Seriously though, it has a wonderful selection of quality items, perfect gifts for yourself and others. I highly recommend it!

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Thank kayamaya
ChowLung, brand ambassador at Kong Lung Trading, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the kind words. Mr. Chow says, "Meow!" More 

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