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

Kawela Beach Park Molokai Hawaii (Maui County) The Maui island is famous for its natural attractions. It will be of great interest and pleasure for those who can not imagine a vacation without exciting trips and tours. In the heart of the Lahaina city one will find a unique Banyan Tree in Lahaina which was planted in the 1873 and is considered to be the oldest tree on the islands. The main square has got its name from this significant landmark being the Banyan Tree Square.
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The same important tourist spot is the National park Haleakala which inherited its name from a silent volcano Haleakala located on the territory of the park. Its height is 3055m. The Haleakala volcano is the highest silent volcano in the world. About 80% of the park territoryis covered with virgin tropical forests. The slopes of the silent volcano host various rare exotic trees and bushes.
All the visitors can hike through the scenic eucalyptus forests and meadows and then set to the show white beaches or enjoy the magnificence of the sunset from the top of the silent volcano. The suburbs of the park host the waterfalls Seven Sacred Pools which are also of great attraction for tourists. The travelers may not only observe the beauty of the waterfalls but as well bath in the specialized zone. Copyright
Ruins of ancient buildings are located near the waterfalls. That is why this area is among the most significant historical landmarks. The sightseeing tour should necessarily cover the lao valley. A few centuries ago the territory of the valley witnessed massive battles during which the island was deprived of its independence. The valley is mentioned in many interesting stories, beliefs and legends. The valley still amazes the guests of the island with its beauty and grandness.
Peahi Each city of the island offers the visitors numerous interesting landmarks and sights among which one will find ancient constructions and squares, historical landmarks and exciting natural attractions. An ancient winery being the Tedeschi Winery is of great attraction for many travelers. The tour to the Tedeschi Winery will introduce the tourists to one of the most interesting ethnic crafts. The winery produces astonishing pineapple wine. Its tasting is an essential part of every winery tour. The winery tour can be added with a walk through the scenic slopes of the silent volcano Haleakala where the large vineyards are located.
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Molokini Crater is another natural attraction. You should definitely visit it. It is located on a small island near Maui. This island looks like a crescent moon. It is famous for the fact that turtles live on its coast. The island is partially submerged in a volcanic crater. It is also interesting because of the tragic legend of its origin wich associated with the “Crescent”. According to this legend, Molokini was a beautiful girl. She was in love with the same man as the fire goddess Pele. Jealous Pele cut the girl in half because she did not want to give her beloved man to a rival. She turned the cut girl into the rock that is the island today. It is worth noting that there are many such legends about the origin of a particular natural attraction among Hawaiians. You should definitely listen to the stories about them. Local residents will be happy to tell you about it.
Honolua Bay Maui Visit to Kula Botanical Garden should definitely be included in the tourist itinerary. It is famous not only for its beautiful tropical plants (Orchid, Bromelia, Protea) and trees (Koa, Kukui) but also for its wonderful sculptures. You can see them all along the garden. It is the first Hawaiian reserve. The garden was open in 1977. It demonstrates the flora growing in these places. Twin Falls is another stunningly beautiful place that you should definitely visit. Usually, it is the first point in hiking on the island. Punakea Palms Coconut Farm is the Pride of Maui. You can find it in Lahaina. You can admire the magnificent views of the coconut grove and learn a lot of interesting information about their cultivation.
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In addition to the coconut farm, you can visit several other plantations on the island. They are open to the public and deserve a visit. This is, for example, Maui Tropical Plantation. It is located in Waikapu near the Maui Zipline Company. This is a great place for active leisure. The views from height fascinate any tourist. Balloon flights and air tours are popular here for this reason. Walking along the park is also interesting. There are many fragrant exotic plants here. Many of them are unique. You should also visit Ka'anapali Coffee Farms. Its visitors will be happy to learn about how coffee is grown and produced on the island.
Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua You can discover natural attractions on the island. However, it is also rich in cultural monuments. So, Hana Cultural Center & Museum is an interesting place. Tourists will be able to learn more about the traditional way of life of the ancestors of local residents over the centuries, as well as about the crafts they were engaged in. The center is an authentic village with traditional Maui houses. Another beautiful museum is perfect for exploring the history of the Hawaiian Islands. It is called the Story of Hawaii Museum. It is located next to the Maui Ocean Center in Maalaea. If you want to see the unique products that the locals can make, you should visit the Maui Craft Guild. The Moana Glass by Ryan Staub museum is also interesting. It is located in Lahaina.
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Hawaii is known for the fact that not only tropical fruits but also sugar cane grown here. Alexander & Baldwin made the island of Maui very famous in the field of sugar cane production. You can visit the museum dedicated to the production of sugar cane by the famous brand. This is the Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum. It is located in Kahului. You can enjoy works of fine art created by islanders in Enchantress Gallery by Bootzie. It is located in Wailea. There are also monuments dedicated to the tragic events on the island. This is, for example, Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. It is located in Kahului. The memorial was erected in honor of soldiers who died during the Second World War. Baldwin Home Museum is located in Lahaina. It demonstrates the history of missionary work on the island. The museum will appeal to those tourists who are interested in religious history.
Maui Chaple There are numerous religious attractions on the island. The multi-faceted local culture is famous for mixing Christian beliefs with traditional Hawaiian ideas about the world order. An interesting mixture is obtained as a result. Traditional Christian shrines are almost identical to mansions. Sometimes it is difficult to recognize the Church among them. This is a distinctive feature of temples on the island of Maui. Saint Theresa Roman Catholic Church (located in Kihei) and the United Methodist Church (located in Lahaina) are such shrines.
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Other churches more closely resemble traditional Christian shrines. This is, for example, Holy Rosary Church. It is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture and design. However, the church is small in contrast to traditional Gothic buildings. The stained glass windows and memorial in honor of father Damien impress visitors inside the church. Makawao Union Church is located in Haliimaile. It was built by architect Charles William Dickey in the neo-Gothic style in 1917. It was dedicated to the Hawaiian missionary Henry Perrin Baldwin. You should also visit the beautiful stone shrine of Wailuku Union Church. It is located in Wailuku. Maria Lanakila Catholic Church is interesting for its historical component. It is located in Lahaina. Another interesting place for history fans is located nearby. This is Wo Hing Temple Museum.
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