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Culture of Kauai Island. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Kauai Kauai is an island with quite an interesting history. The fact is that this piece of land is the fourth largest among the entire Hawaiian archipelago and it had never been conquered. When Kamehameha I conducted his company to unite Hawaii, he sent troops to conquer Kauai twice and both times the conquests failed. Then the ruler decided to go the other way. There were used the kidnapping of the members of the Royal family, dynastic marriage, and diplomatic tricks. Eventually, Kauai assumed the power of a new ruler in 1810.
Kauai is a real godsend for fans of beach holidays. There are excellent conditions for a variety of types of beach sports on the island. One of the most popular and crowded beaches is Poipu. … Open
However, it is not surprising that the unifier of the archipelago failed to take the island by force. People lived on Kauai before the beginning of our era. Park Haena is a place where you can find confirmation of this fact. Any curious traveller can find this place in the North of the island. Haena is very beautiful and has caves and grottoes formed several thousand years ago due to the eruption of the volcano. However, those who are fond of history will be more interested in the ruins of ancient buildings, which are located in the park. Locals built these constructions, which are ruined now, more than two thousand years ago.
Lihue town is a place where you should continue your acquaintance with the culture of the local population. There is located the island's Museum or the Kauai Museum. The cultural institution itself is located in a very interesting building and attracts the attention of tourists. There is a large exhibition of household items, crafts, clothing, weapons and other archaeological finds found on the island. A part of the exhibition is devoted directly to the history of Kauai - from the time of its settlement to the present day. A smaller part of the exhibition tells all about life, beliefs and customs of native Hawaiians. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
A choice of accommodation places on the island is more than impressive. Local hotels will delight discerning travelers and those who are used to staying in relaxed atmosphere, and even those … Open
You can learn more about aboriginal life by visiting local villages. It is obvious that a considerable number of Kauai residents have linked their work with the growing tourism industry, but some local inhabitants still make their living in the same way as their ancestors did centuries ago. Here you can talk to local fishermen and sugar cane farmers. Hawaiians are always ready to tell visitors about their lives and customs, but you should understand that only a few people in remote villages speak English.
Hanalei Bay Kauai You should walk through the local settlements to feel the spirit of Hawaiian towns. Most of them can not be called modern settlements. It seems that everything hasn’t changed here since the beginning of the last century. The streets of Hanapepe, for example, look like a chain of art objects and each of them deserves your attention. If desired, you can go for a walk on the local suspension bridges over a rather turbulent river. you can see the Botanical garden in Poipu, founded in the nineteenth century by representatives of the Hawaiian Royal family.
Kauai is the fourth in size island of the archipelago. You can find several shopping malls here but you should better go shopping in the cities of continental America. If you have no … Open
A small Koloa, where little more than a thousand residents live now is known for the old sugar plantations of the island. Those who are interested in abandoned uranium buildings will be pleased with the sugar cane processing plant. Kilauea has an old lighthouse. Waimea, the most ancient city of the island, is famous for the ruins of a Russian Fort and the ruins of the old aqueduct. You should definitely visit local Hindu temple Iravian, the only cult building in the USA made of stone.
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Unique spots in Kauai Island and near

Manawaiopuna Falls

From the series “Most Fanciful Waterfalls of the Planet”
On the Hawaiian island of Kauai lies incredibly beautiful Manawaiopuna Falls, which is located in the central part of the island and is 105 meters high. Many travellers know this waterfall under the unofficial name – the Jurassic Falls. And all thanks to modern cinema. A few years ago, a waterfall lost in the rainforests was unknown to anyone. Everything changed when several scenes of the movie 'Jurassic Park' were shot alongside it. … Read further

Honopu Beach

From the series “The Hidden and Hard-To-Reach Beautiful Beaches”
The Hawaiian Islands are rich in the fairy-tale beaches, among which you must mention Honopu Beach. It is located on the Kauai Island, on the territory of the picturesque Pali district. It is impossible to reach this cohesive stretch of coast by land. The beach is surrounded by the incredibly beautiful rocks, whose height reaches 365 meters. … Read further
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Kauai Island

Culture guide to Kauai Island. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Kauai Island: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Kauai Island. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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