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...and this is the very large and important heiau that faces the bay.

From Wiki: "Settlement on Kealakekua Bay has a long history. Hikiau Heiau was a luakini temple of Ancient Hawaii at the south end of the bay... associated with funeral rites. The large platform of volcanic rock was originally over 16 feet high, 250 feet long, and 100 feet wide. The sheer cliff face called Pali Kapu O Keôua overlooking the bay was the burial place of Hawaiian royalty.

"The name means "forbidden cliffs of Keôua " in honor of Keôua Nui. He was sometimes known as the "father of kings" since many rulers were his descendants. The difficulty in accessing the cliff kept the exact burial places secret."
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