Oahu

The gathering place

Oahu - Home to Waikiki Beach, spectacular hotels, a myriad of night spots and a wealth of shopping, Oahu is also home to some of the most spectacular scenery in Hawaii.  This island is a tropical paradise offering dramatic seascapes, white sand beaches and lush never ending valleys.  Although the most urbanized of the Hawaiian Islands, Oahu has remained true to its heritage as the cultural and economic center of the islands

Some old pictures of old01.jpg (29403 bytes) Honolulu and Waikiki

The best way to see Honolulu is by helicopter heli01.jpg (48375 bytes) Look for coupons in the different leaflets. 

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Iolani Palace is the only royal palace you'll find anywhere in America.

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  Waikiki beach waiki01.jpg (49148 bytes)        oahu01.jpg (76526 bytes) Diamond head

one of worlds most famous rocks. oahu02.jpg (338958 bytes) you can climb it to the top.

Surfing till oahu03.jpg (160492 bytes) you die

Discover the beauty of Japan in Hawaii with an exact replica of a temple at Uji Japan. Surrounded by acres of gardens and a 9 foot tall gold Buddha.  A 3-ton brass bell beckons you to ring a message of calm and peace.  The Byodo-In Temple

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The Polynesian Cultural center is a place where you can find all kinds of historical memories from seven island nations.

Take a look at the history from Maori, New Zealand, Fiji, Tahiti, Tonga, Hawaii, Samoa and the Marquesas at:

http://www.polynesia.com/

You can also enjoy a typical Hawaiian Lua polcen.jpg (46991 bytes) Have a look at the menu  oahu05.jpg (36297 bytes)

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Some tips for visitors of Honolulu. The best way to see the island is by car. Try to avoid rush hours (07.00-08.30 / 16.00-18.00). You may take a right turn from the right lane on a red light after a complete stop, unless a sign prohibits it. Pull over when you want to look at the scenery, there are people who have to work in Paradise and who may be in a hurry.   Speed limits are strictly enforced.  And.....don't forget to "buckle up".     

A part of the island you didn't see on this page is "Surfers paradise" at Haleiwa, also know as the surfer capitol of the world. Spectacular waves and action can be found there most of the year.