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Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historic Park
Submitted: Jul 27, '09
Great Travel Moment
In Hawaii from the 11th century on, if a person broke the law but could get to a Pu'uhonua(place of refuge) the lawbreaker could avoid punishment. This sanctuary was stripped of power in 1819 after the fall of the kupu system. Just being there you feel a sense of peace and can feel what it must have been like to be there.