Wailua Complex of Heiaus
This complex of heiaus (temples) and other structures is one of most significant archaeological sites in Hawaii. It is located at the eastern side of Wailua River State Park and features evidence of habitation from all phases of past Hawaiian culture. It is is apparent, given the number and size of the structures, that this site was an important economic, political and religious center, as well as a place of residence for the the island's chief. It is a National Historic Landmark District and listed on that National Register of Historic Places.
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