Lived on Oahu all my life and it was my first visit to the Royal Mausoleum. Luckily I had a day off to go there since it is only opened Monday thru Friday. Upon entry to the open gates, I was the only one there which was nice. Took my time to take it all in being on the grounds... 更多
Worth a stop if you are interested in Hawaiian history. The grounds are well kept and there are numerous other places to visit in the same general area.
It is important to know that if you are visiting Mauna Ala that it is a very special place to Hawaiian people and culture. It is the place where Hawaiian royalty is buried. That being said, proper attire and decorum should be exhibited while there. There are times when very few people are on the grounds. At other times, ceremony... 更多
In all my trips to Hawaii I actually never realized this existed to be able to see it as a visitor. I was shocked and surprised to be able to go see it and pay my respects to the Royals of the Hawaiian Islands. The Grounds were peaceful and Spiritual in nature not at all like a tourist attraction. We... 更多
I've come here a couple of times before: to see the grounds, the tombs, the crypt, the chapel. But, what about the inside of the chapel? This time, a friend somehow talked the groundskeeper(?) into letting us peek inside. Wow. The austere-looking exterior gives no hint what's inside: warm koa wood paneling, wood beams and vaulted ceiling. Simply beautiful. I... 更多
If you visit The Bishop Museum and The Palace where Hawaii's last Queen lived before the Royal Family were thrown out of power, then make sure you check The Royal Mausoleum where the Queen and other members of the Royal Family were laid to rest. Not much to see, but the history is amazing.
Wahi makamae, which means precious place in the Hawaiian language, is a great way of describing Mauna ʻAla. This is the burial place of the royalty of Hawaiʻi. It is worth every minute of your time to visit and experience the spirit of the place and learn about our royals of old of whom I descend. Yes, I am a... 更多