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Windward O’ahu

From Kailua to Kahuku is a journey from town to country, suburb to rural O’ahu. Kailua, a bedroom community of Honolulu, is an upscale neighborhood of beach and lake homes, while Kāne’ohe accommodates a Marine base and Hawaiian homestead lands. North from Kāne’ohe, the route along Kamehameha Highway passes a string of sandy beaches and brooding valleys, watched over by the sharp-etched Ko’olau Mountain Range.

1. Ulupō Heiau State Monument

Some still arrange leaf wrapped gift bundles on the massive rock platform, once a site of prayer, sacrifice, ceremony, and divination. Likely built during the time of Kamehameha I, the heiau continued ...

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