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Ali'i Drive Kailua Kona, West Hawaii
In 1820, a fierce battle was fought here between Lihiliho and her cousin, Kekuaokalni. Lilihiho had abolished the "kapu" religious sytem and her cousin challenged her authority to do this. Using Western weapons, Liholiho won the bloody battle which changed the Hawaiian beliefs forever. The terraces on the hillside are the graves of those who died on this battlefield. Ti leaves, wrapped around stones, are symbols of homage left by native Hawaiians. Please do not disturb the stones or leave the marked trails out of respect for this historic site.
A paved trail winds around the battlefield. Please stay on the trail.
Ti leaves wrapped about lava stones are left in honor of those who lost their life here.
Rock terraces are the burial sites of hundreds of Hawaiians who died during the battle fought here over the old and the new ways of life.
Stay on the trail
No facilities or water available
This is a historic site. Show respect and do not disturb anything.
No admission fee
Take Ali'i Drive south from Kailua-Kona to the end of the road. The battlefield is located on the mountain side of the road.