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Address: Off Highway 450 East just before Mapulehu, Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI 96748
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Originally was a sight for human sacrifice.

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Respect the Heiau, do not walk on it

One of the largest heiaus in all of Hawaii, this place is heavy, there is a lot of energy there that should be respected. Stay off the rocks, plenty of great views, but respect... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Manolin S
Da Nang, Vietnam
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Da Nang, Vietnam
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

One of the largest heiaus in all of Hawaii, this place is heavy, there is a lot of energy there that should be respected. Stay off the rocks, plenty of great views, but respect the energy. There was a lot of death there in the old days.

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229 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Went on a nature tour yesterday and this was one of the stops. It is literally right off a busy road. The tour driver just parked on the side of the road and told us all to get out. You walk down a short path and then take a right. There is a huge pile of black rocks. Our tour... More 

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Fort St. John, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

Stumbled across this little gem sort of hidden away but a must do Not really listed anywhere as a spot to go see, follow the directions on prior post and can't go wrong

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parker, co
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We love Moloka'i, and everytime we go there, we try to find something new that we haven't done. On the east, jungly side of the island, just before one reaches Mana'e Goodz n' Grindz(the convenience store) coming from Kaunakakai, on the left hand side, just before a short bridge, is the entrance. It's a fenced dirt road with a little... More 

1 Thank mckParker_Co
bc canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Just a few hundreds yards off the main road near mile 16, but discretely signed and easily missed. It is HUGE! Easily football field sized or bigger, and layered so much is unseen beneath the vegetation. Nobody here- magical to have the place to ourselves and consider thelong, sometimes violent history of the place. We saw two owls, apparently a... More 

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