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Address: Behind the King Kamehameha Hotel, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Description: An ancient temple.

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An Important Historical Re-creation

To really appreciate the Ahu'ena Heiau, you should go into the King Kamehameha Marriott Hotel, which is right next to it, to see the large paintings in the lobby (go left after... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
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Seattle
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

To really appreciate the Ahu'ena Heiau, you should go into the King Kamehameha Marriott Hotel, which is right next to it, to see the large paintings in the lobby (go left after you enter) that depict the Ahu'ena in the time of Kamehameha. The paintings make the site's importance much more understandable, because they add people and good historical explanations... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

Nice photo opportunity if you are already on the pier or staying at the King Kamehameha Kona Beach Marriott Hotel

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Captain Cook, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

As to parking... don't tell anyone but there is parking for free just off the beaches and are public, so drive around a bit. One near the library and one near the Palani intersection. As to this Heiau >> One should step back and ignore the today and visualize what it must have been like centuries ago. You can see... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I guess I expected a little more, you can't see it up close. it would be disrespectful since it is a sacred/religious site. There are some status that would have been neat to see.

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Hong Kong
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Ahuena Heiau is where the King Kamehameha I died almost 200 years ago. It is a sacred place for Hawaiian natives. Right now all you see is a 2/3 scale replica where the Ahuena Heiau once was. If you walk around the Marriot hotel toward the beach, you would see the Aheuna Heiau in a distance. The access to the... More 

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Pearl City, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

I walked here from my hotel (kona seaside). It was a typical heiau. Well kept. But it was the pictures I took with the giant ocean liner parked in the distance behind it that was awesome. Ok, it was all the beatiful girls in bikinis sun tanning on the beach as you walked to the heiau that made it a... More 

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