Kauai Sights

Sleeping Giant

  • Rte. 56 Map It
  • Kapaa
  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

Published 08/07/2014

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Although its true name is Nounou, this landmark mountain ridge is better known as the Sleeping Giant because of its resemblance to a very large man sleeping on his back. Legends differ on whether the giant is Puni, who was accidentally killed by rocks launched at invading canoes by the Menehune, or Nunui, a gentle creature who has not yet awakened from the nap he took centuries ago after building a massive temple and enjoying a big feast.

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Rte. 56, about 1 mi north of Wailua River, Kapaa, Hawaii, 96746, United States

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Published 08/07/2014

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