3 Must-See Cultural Sights in Oahu
The island of Oahu is full of amazing history and cultural sites where that history can be shared. As a visitor, it can be difficult to know where these sights are or even how to get there. Look no further than a tour with Discover Hawaii Tours, where you can board a tour that will take you to any one of these great cultural sites in Oahu:
1. The Byodo-In Temple - A replica of a nine hundred and fifty year old Buddhist temple, the Byodo-In Temple is a unique structure, made entirely without nails. It sits in the Valley of Temples in front of the incredible mountainous backdrop of the Ko’olau Mountains. Nearly two acres of koi ponds surround the temple, and other natural wildlife is usually seen on tours such as peacocks, black swans, and sparrows. The Temple is still an active place of worship for many Buddhists, and it is visited by thousands of worshippers from around the world every year.
2. The Polynesian Cultural Center in Oahu - Opened in 1963 and owned and operated by Brigham Young University, the Polynesian Cultural Center is a unique cultural stop. The Polynesian Center is not only a place that preserves and shares the culture and history of Hawaii, but also of other Pacific island such as Fiji, Tonga, Tahiti, and Samoa. The Polynesian Cultural Center offers numerous Polynesian Cultural Center tours and shows that include delicious local foods for dinner and incredible, traditional entertainment such as hula. This is one of the cultural sights in Oahu you simply cannot be missed.
3. Nu’uanua Pali Lookout – In addition to the unbelievable view you’ll see from the Nu’uanaua Pali Lookout, you’ll also be treated to some unique local history by your tour guide. As you look down over the lush green landscape and then out over the sparkling blue ocean, you’ll learn that you’re overlooking the sight of the of a famous battle in Hawaiian history. It was here that King Kamehameha led his people to unity in 1975 at the Battle of Nuuanu. This battle is what effectively united the Hawaiian Islands.
With Discover Hawaii Tours you can take a tour to each one of these cultural sites on Oahu. Discover Hawaii Tours offers a number of tours to choose from depending on your budget and personal interests. Tours fill up quickly, so make sure you take a look and book a seat soon on one of our cultural tours.
Written By: Leo Malagon