While on Maui, we took a trip to Wailuku and the Iao Valley. We’d heard that Wailuku was a small town, but because it adjoins Kahalui, we discovered that Maui’s county seat is a “modern” city with its share of new and old architecture, traffic, and more. In any case, our real purpose for coming to this part of the island was to see Iao Valley. We drove on until we came to a “Road Closed” sign. Looking up at the clouds clinging to the mountains, we realized the problem was that all of the previous night’s rain was creating dangerous conditions on the road.
To our left, we saw a narrow road leading to a parking lot. Curious, we followed the road and were immediately captivated by Heritage Gardens. This week, I’m showing three scenery shots with the rest focused on the Korean section of Heritage Gardens. The gardens memorialize Maui’s multicultural history and include scale models of buildings from those cultures. The gardens represent the immigration of Hawaiian, American missionary, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Korean, and Filipino cultures. I hope you have the same reaction I had while wandering the gardens—wow.
By the way, I’m always on the lookout for good Hawaii photos. If you have some you’d like to share, let me know and we’ll talk about featuring your shots on Friday Fotos!
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