There is the National Historic Park named Puuhonua o Honaunau about 3 miles south from Kealakekua Bay. It was the place of refuge, asylum, for who broke Taboo(Kapu) and sentenced the death penalty or the soldiers of a defeated army. In Big Island there are many signboard "Kapu" in front of the private land even now, means "off limits".
In Japan there were two famous temples of refuge, Toukei temple and Mantoku temple, for women who wanted to divorce or escape from the prostitute.
It is a shrine, Hawaiian name is Heiau.
It was guarded by Gods, Teiki.
Their faces are like this.
It is wonderful place surrounded by dark blue sea, white sand beach and coconuts grove. We saw turtles swimming.