Updated December 27th, 2023 at 23:40 IST
Reasons why you should visit Hawaii at least once in your lifetime
Hawaii, known for its unique blend of natural beauty, vibrant culture, and rich history. This place is also known for various interesting facts.
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Hawaii, situated in the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean, is known for its unique blend of natural beauty, vibrant culture, and rich history. Comprising eight main islands, this tropical paradise boasts lush landscapes, volcanic wonders, and pristine beaches that draw visitors from around the globe.
Be it about exploring the active volcanoes of the Big Island, savoring local delicacies, or indulging in the aloha spirit, Hawaii has a multifaceted experience that leaves an indelible mark. But less we know about its interesting facts.
Amazing diversity of seabirds
It has an amazing diversity of seabirds and marine life, they are collectively known as the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, a World Heritage Site, and the largest contiguous fully protected conservation area under the U.S. flag.
History of Captain James Cook
On February 14, 1779, Captain James Cook was killed at Kealakekua Bay on Hawaii island in a skirmish with Hawaiians (he is the British sea captain who is credited with discovering the Hawaiian Islands a year earlier).
In 1877, Hawaiian Princess Miriam Likelike, a 5,682-square-foot parcel near the spot where Cook fell to England for $1 with the stipulation, that it can be used “to keep and maintain. A monument in the memory
of the Captain Cook.” You may walk up to the 27-foot white obelisk, and you’ll be on British soil.
Hawaii is the most isolated population center on Earth
It is about 2,400 miles from the Mainland U.S., the closest landmass. It has its time zone, Hawaii Standard Time. It also does not observe daylight saving time. Beginning the second Sunday in March, Hawaii is three hours behind the Pacific Time Zone (i.e., West Coast of the U.S.); starting on the first Sunday in November, it is two hours behind.
Hawaaii popular symbols
Hawaii’s state flower is the yellow hibiscus- the state bird is nene, the state fish is Rhinecanthus rectangulus; the state mammal: is the Hawaiian monk seal; the state marine mammal: is humpback whale; the state land mammal: is the Hawaiian hoary bat; the state tree: is Aleurites moluccana; state song: Hawaii Ponoi.
Celebrities who were born in Hawaii
It includes former President Barack Obama; AOL co-founder Steve Case; dancer/choreographer Carrie Ann Inaba; singer/actress Aulii Cravalho; vocalists Bruno Mars, Bette Midler, and Nicole Scherzinger; and actors Jason Momoa.
Several movies have been filmed in Hawaii
This includes these Academy Award winners: From Here to Eternity (1953), South Pacific (1958), Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Jurassic Park (1993), Avatar (2009) and The Descendants (2011). The property owners are Oprah Winfrey, Roseanne Barr, Mark Zuckerberg, Mick Fleetwood, Pierce Brosnan, Ben Stiller, Woody Harrelson, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Alex O’Loughlin and Charles Schwab.
Kilauea is a shield volcano in the Hawaiian Islands and is the youngest and most active volcano on the island of Hawaiʻi. It's located on the southeastern shore of the island. It lies between 210,000 and 280,000 years old. The volcano emerged above sea level about 100,000 years ago.
Therefore, Hawaii is known for its breathtaking landscapes, including lush tropical forests, pristine beaches, volcanic craters, and clear waters. You can enjoy this place of the natural beauty which is a major attraction for tourists.
Published December 27th, 2023 at 23:40 IST