The heiau, bellstone, birthing stone, and riverine cluster of petroglyphs comprising the Wailua Complex are located in this ancient political district of Puna. All of the discontiguous landmark components except for one are incorporated in the Wailua River State Park. The Wailua Complex is one of the most important archeological site complexes in the Hawaiian Islands, with components spanning all phases of Hawaiian culture. Most of the heiau and sacred sites in the complex are associated with legends, rulers, and events that played an important role in Hawaiian culture and are of traditional significance to contemporary Hawaiians of native descent.
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