Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park

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Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park

Address:PO Box 129
Honaunau, HI 96726

Phone:808-328-2326
Fax:808-328-9485
Web: www.nps.gov/puho/
Size: 420 acres.
Established: Authorized as City of Refuge National Historical Park on July 26, 1955; renamed on November 10, 1978.
Location:On the Kona Coast of the island of Hawaii. Take HI 11 to HI 160 and continue downhill 4 miles to park entrance.
Facilities:Picnic area, rest rooms (é), bathhouse, visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Hiking, swimming, fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, wildlife viewing.
Special Features:Until 1819, the year of the death of Kamehameha I, vanquished Hawaiian warriors, noncombatants, and kapu breakers could escape death by reaching this sacred ground. Park includes ancient house sites, royal fishponds, coconut groves, and spectacular shore scenery.

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References in classic literature ?
The wheel, the gibbet, the strappado, kept good guard around the place of refuge, and lay in watch incessantly for their prey, like sharks around a vessel.
When there is no place of refuge at all, it is desperate ground.
Blenkinsop indeed, who had seen the birth of Jos and Amelia, and the wooing of John Sedley and his wife, was for staying by them without wages, having amassed a considerable sum in their service: and she accompanied the fallen people into their new and humble place of refuge, where she tended them and grumbled against them for a while.
you will be there in your own home, and that will be the place of refuge you spoke of just now.
Surely he would prefer writing to Miss Giles to join him when he got to a safe place of refuge, rather than encumber himself with the young lady before he was well out of reach of the far-stretching arm of the law.
A nice way to answer a man, to call him "Sir," and to get behind his rank as if it was a place of refuge from him
The island used to be the first natural defense against Nile floods; it was described as the Sacred Island as it was a place of refuge for many pilgrims travelling along the river.
The story's central character is Joe who has always loved the moorlands above his home but is struggling to cope since his father died; he finds that everything has changed and the moors are no longer a place of refuge.
The gypsies provide Avery with a place of refuge, help her to understand the visions she has been having and how to work with her gift, and agree to join her in an attempt to rescue her mother, provided she is willing to search for Indigo, the missing son of their leader, while she is in the Tombs.
CFO Patronis said, Sober homes claim to be a place of refuge for recently recovering addicts, but for many of them, nothing could be further from the truth.
To this day, the beach remains a place of refuge and escape, as well as one of entertainment and sport.