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Road to Hana (Part 3)


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PIILANIHALE HEIAU

Located at the Kahanu Garden, massive Piilanihale Heiau, a structure made out of lava rock with immense tiered walls and terraces, is believed to be the largest ancient place of worship in Polynesia.


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KAHANU GARDEN

One of four National Tropical Botanical Gardens in Hawaii, the scenic Kahanu Garden is surrounded by a native pandanus forest. Collections emphasize ethnobotanical plants of the Pacific Islands and include the largest known collection of breadfruit cultivars.


KA ELEKU CAVERNS

An ancient cavern system that was created from hot molten lava flowing a thousand years ago. Two miles long and large enough to accommodate a six story building!

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WAIANAPANAPA STATE PARK

One hundred and twenty acres boasting Maui's most famous black sand beach, fresh water caves, historical sites, blowholes. Hike along ancient Hawaiian coastal lava trail leading to Hana.

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WANANALUA CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, HANA

Built of volcanic rock held together with cement of pulverized coral in 1838. Featuring a native koa wood interior, the church is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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HANA BAY

Hana: isolated paradise. Fishing wharf, bay, cattle ranch, cultural center and museum, churches, art galleries, shops, and restaurants.

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