Aloha Everyone !! I just wanna share my experience at Oahu, honolulu in Hawaii last July. Highlights of this trip are Polynesian Cultural Center, Pearl Harbour, Iolani Palace, North Shore Tours & Circle Island Sightseeing Tours, Diamond Head, Hanauma bay, Manoa Falls, and Chinatown Cultural Plaza. Let's start my trip :)
Paradise on Earth at Hawaii
I started with Manoa Falls Trail. You can enjoy a short hike at Manoa Falls Trail where is the filming locations of Jurassic Park. I reached Manoa Falls around 10.30 am. 1st Tip: You should reach there since morning to avoid a hot sunlight, but Manoa Falls trail officially opens at 8 am. 2nd Tip: You should bring some foods there because it has only one restaurant there and if you go during lunch time, you might wait for long time. You will enjoy the lush rainforest environment with fresh air likes this below figure.
Mushroom along the trail
Many umbrella shape mushrooms
Greenery view along the way
Jungle with many kinds of trees
After you relish with flowers and trees along the way, you will experience with a tall waterfall. 3rd Tip: You should not swim in the water to avoid bacterial diseases. Let's see what Manoa Falls looks like!!
While I waited a bus to go China Cultural Plaza, I enjoyed my lunch there too.
4th Tip: You should check bus online via DaBus2 application or Googlemaps because if you miss bus, you may need to wait 1 hour. And then, I reach Chinatown Cultural Plaza around 1.30pm.
Landmark of China Cultural Plaza
When you reach Chinatown Cultural Plaza where is a shopping center located in Chinatown of Honolulu, you will feel Chinese atmosphere. If you are hungry, you can eat some Chinese food here.
Kuan Im at Chinatown Cultural Plaza
Next to Chinatown Cultural Plaza, you should visit Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii. This place which is designated as historic monuments by the Japanese government opens from 8:30 am to 4:45 pm.
Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii
At the end of the day, I went to Waikiki beach where is the most popular beach in honolulu. You can feel fun and warm environment here!! Many girls in bikinis on the beach. Many couples plays in sea water. Many kids build huge sandcastles. Such a great view!!
Waikiki Beach with warm atmosphere
Don't forget take a photo with a popular landmark here!!
The most popular landmark at Waikiki Beach
Before bedtime, I had dinner at a popular Udon store. 5th Tip: If you do not wanna wait for long time, you should queue around 4.30pm because this Udon store always has a long queue.
Marukame Udon Waikiki
After I queued for a while, I got this below udon 😋.
Very nice udon in Hawaii
Second day, I went to Polynesian cultural center via tour. For more details, please visit this website: https://www.polynesia.com/packages/ . At Polynesian Cultural Center, I explored many shows and visited 6 island villages there (Tonga, Tahiti, Hawaii, Fiji, Aotearoa, and Samoa). If you meet any local people, you can greet them by saying "Aloha!!" which means "Hello!!". Tip: Aloha has another meanings which are goodbye and love. If you fall in love someone, do not forget to say "Aloha!!" with your charming eyes. Haha.
Polynesian Cultural Center Landmark
When I reached there, the first thing that I did was having lunch haha. It had many choices for you there such as beef steak, chilli prawns, and fish steak. Can you guess what I chose?