The Alekoko Menehune Fishpond has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1973. Ingenious ponds like this were built to catch fish, and the Menehune Fishpond is one of the finest examples of this type of ancient Hawaiian aquaculture. Read more of the story on the link. The Alekoko Fishpond is located near the Huleia National Wildlife Refuge, about a half-mile inland from Nawiliwili Harbor and can be viewed from an overlook on Hulemalu Road. #Kauai #Hawaii Photo by David Boynton
We are told by local native Hawaiians that the Menehune, elves and other wee folk of Hawaii, are said to have built this temple in the 15th century as a sacred site for the local chief. It was first used by the chief to honor the Rain Goddess and to serve Lono, the God of agriculture.