Located on the western shores of the Big Island of Hawaii, the 182 acres of Pu’uhonau O Honaunau National Historical Park once drew ancient Hawaiian royalty and lawbreakers alike. It is now one of Hawaii’s most sacred historical spaces. The park protects an area called the “Place of Refuge,” where in ancient times anyone who broke the sacred laws known as ‘kapu’ would flee for safety. If you reached the walls of Pu’uhonau, then no harm could come to you.
Now visitors can walk amongst the sacred structures of the Royal Grounds and take the footpaths around The Great Wall, standing more than 10 feet tall. Here are some photos from ParkChaser’s visit in 2014: