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O'ahu

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The third largest of the Hawaiian islands, O'ahu, is home to 1 million residents and hosts 10 million tourists per year.

The island is divided into 6 areas: Town side, west O'ahu, windward side, north shore, east coast and the valley.

Honolulu is a major metropolis serving all of the Pacific, and is the most remote city of its size in the world.

Kulolia, Honolulu's Harbor, is the principal seaport from where Honolulu was developed and urbanized, in an outward fashion, over the course of the modern history of O'ahu.

Within Honolulu city limits lies a hiking trail through rainforest to Manoa Falls.

 

Major highways transport locals and visitors to West O'ahu where there is the Daniel K. Inouye Airport, the Aloha Stadium, and Pearl Harbour.

Suburban communities climb the slopes surrounding Honolulu.

 

Iconic Waikiki is its center for dining, nightlife and shopping, famed for its  crescent beach backed by palms and high-rise hotels, with volcanic Diamond Head crater looming in the distance. 

Luxurious resorts line the shore of Waikiki. Tourists here often miss out on seeing other aspects of dynamic O'ahu.

Viewers line the boardwalk along the shore at sunset. There are regular fireworks displays.

 

An ancient banyan tree is found in 300 acre Queen Kapi'olani Park, the site of Honolulu Zoo.

 

 

A major attraction in Honolulu is shopping at the pretty malls such as the International Marketplace and Ala Moana shopping center.
 

The magnificent Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, has a large collection of artifacts from Hawaii and other islands of Polynesia and Micronesia. 

The Richard T. Mamiya Science Adventure Center is an interactive museum focused on science relative to Hawai'i's natural environment.

Honolulu's Chinatown maintains a traditional market atmosphere.

A variety of architectural features throughout Honolulu attests to its cultural and economic history.

The Capitol District is the current and historical center of Hawai'i's state government, incorporating the Hawai'i State Capitol, 'Iolani Palace, Honolulu Hale, and the statue of King Kamehameha I.

Displays in the restored 'Iolani Palace portray the final days of the Hawai'ian monarchy.

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This site was last updated 07/02/19