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Alekoko (Menehune) Fishpond

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 01/20/2010

Fodor's Review

No one knows just who built this intricate aquaculture structure in the Huleia River. Legend attributes it to the Menehune, a mythical—or real, depending on who you ask—ancient race of people known for their small stature, industrious nature, and superb stoneworking skills. Volcanic rock was cut and fit together into massive walls 4 feet thick and 5 feet high, forming an enclosure for raising mullet and other freshwater fish that has endured for centuries.

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Hulemalu Rd., Niumalu, Hawaii, 96766, USA

Published 01/20/2010


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