Virtual tour only legal way to visit king’s summer palace

  • Contributed by the state Department of Land and Natural Resources

    An interpretive sign at Kaniakapupu, the summer palace of King Kamehameha III, describes the history of the fragile site at Nu‘uanu, O‘ahu.

  • Contributed by the state Department of Land and Natural Resources

    Kaniakapupu is a wahi pana, a place special to Native Hawaiians and to anyone interested in Hawaiʻi’s history or culture. The Nu‘uanu, O‘ahu site was the summer palace of King Kamehameha III.

NU‘UANU, O‘ahu — Kaniakapupu, the summer palace of King Kamehameha III, lies within a restricted watershed in a densely forested part of Nu‘uanu, O‘ahu.

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