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Coordinates: 21°21′02.7″N 157°48′52.07″W / 21.350750°N 157.8144639°W / 21.350750; -157.8144639

The ruined remains of Kaniakapupu
Kaniakapupu is located in Hawaii
Nearest city Nuʻuanu, Hawaii
Built 1845
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Added to NRHP October 15, 1986

Kaniakapupu ("the singing of the land shells") is the now dilapidated summer palace of King Kamehameha III and Queen Kalama on Oahu in Hawaii.[2] It was actually named Luakaha during the reign of Kamehameha III, but later received the name "Kaniakapupu" from association with the Lono heiau nearby.


The palace was completed in 1842 and was a place for entertaining foreign celebrities, chiefs, and commoners.

On Hawaiian Restoration Day in 1847, a luau attended by an estimated ten thousand people gathered at the palace.


  1. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Kaniakapupu". Pacific Worlds. 2003. Retrieved 2010-04-07.