Over 1500 years old, Mookini Heiau State Monument is one of Hawaii’s oldest and most holy historical sites. A heiau is an early Hawaiian sacred temple, and Mookini Heiau was also a luakini heiau, or a temple of human sacrifice. This sanctified site situated in North Kohalaon the northernmost tip of Hawaii Isle should be treated with great admiration.A short walk south and you’ll find another sacred Hawaiian site. A sign that reads, “Kamehameha Akahi Aina Hanau,” in front of a bulky stone wall marks the birthplace of King Kamehameha I, Hawaii’s greatest king. While you’re here, be sure to take a short drive west to the small township of Kapaau to see the unique King Kamehameha Statue.