Fodor's Expert Review Sleeping Giant

Kapaa and Wailua Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

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
Kapaa, Hawaii  96746, USA

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