Oahu – pineapples, temples and beaches

Oahu is one of the most populated islands and is the 3rd largest island. It is sometimes called ‘The Gathering Place’ and is considered as the heart of Hawaii. What makes this city special is that mix culture. The mixture of west and east cultures in embedded in the roots of the native Hawaiian people. The clear water of Kailua beach ends near the metropolitan Honolulu. The city of Waikiki and Honolulu are the busiest districts. The Waikiki is near the small-town Haleiwa. Whether you are there for hiking or relaxing on the sands of beaches. Oahu is one of the beautiful places to visit.

On our way to North Shore we stopped at the Dole Plantation. It is a large pineapple plantation on Hawaii and is one of Oahu’s best-known attractions. It is located in the center of the island near the town of Wahiawa. During the 20-minute tour with the Pineapple Express through the plantation, Hawaii visitors learn a lot about the history of pineapple cultivation.
Fruits bought at Dole Plantation must be eaten on the island. At the airport, it would be confiscated at the departure.

We also visited Byodo-In Temple, which is located at the foot of the Ko’olau Mountains in Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. It was established in1968, to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants to Hawaii. It is a replica of the over 950-year-old Byodo-in Temple in Uji, Japan.

We also visited North Shore beaches where some scenes of TV series LOST had been filmed.

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