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Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Park Palm Grove, Big Island, Hawaii
Hawaii

A seaside palm grove near a large lava delta in Hawaii's Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Park. This scenic area was a refuge for natives who had broken tribal laws. The large and beautiful grounds offer spectacular views of the Pacific.

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Uploaded: 08/07/2011
Updated: 06/08/2014
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Tags: nature; landscape; national park; hawaii; big island; ocean; beach; refuge; stormy; storm; weather; palm trees; grove; palm
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