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King Kamehameha Statue, Honolulu

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Monument · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
One of Oahu's most photographed landmarks, King Kamehameha Statue represents the Hawaiian warrior king, great diplomat, and leader who united Hawaiian Islands in 1810 after years of conflict. Sculpted by American artist Thomas Gould, this 5.5 m (18 ft) bronze outdoor sculpture is the most recognized of the four statues commissioned to honor Hawaii's first monarch. Notice the four bas-relief panels on the statue's plinth depicting the scenes from the king's life and his accomplishments. Draped in long lei, the statue features a prominent role in the annual Hawaiian holiday meant to honor the king. To visit King Kamehameha Statue and get the most from your holiday in Honolulu, create itinerary details personal to you using our Honolulu online visit planner.
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  • To be honest, before our trip to Hawaii, I really had no idea the impact King Kamehameha had in this area. He was a remarkable person and deserves all the accolades he receives  more »
  • Definitely a statue fit for a King. It’s absolutely beautiful and I would definitely recommend stopping by for a picture.  more »
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  • Hey Abby, I like your statue. It looks just like you.
  • Really interesting story about this statue. It was lost at sea during delivery from Europe, then rescued and finally delivered. Heard the story during a Shaka Guide app tour. Beautiful

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