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Pearl City is in Oahu

Aug 17, 2007
Pearl City is situated in Oahu a Hawaii Island. It is located in the South.

Pearl City itself has little to attract tourists other then its close proximity to Pearl Harbour. It is a residential town consisting of large numbers of military families that are based around this area of Central Oahu. Pearl City and Aiea are twin cities and although off the beaten track, there may be something there that will steal your heart.

One site that is really worth visiting in this area around Pearl City is the State Park located on a hilltop above Aiea. This attraction does merit a detour from the highway so weave it into your holiday route. An ancient Hawaiian ruin where healers used to practice herbal medicine. One such healer was Keaiwa the mysterious from whom the park adopts its name. The healers used the natural ingredients from the surrounding gardens and were ground into potions for ill locals. Prayer and potions worked wonders for the Hawaiian people before the white Western explorers brought their foreign diseases to the Island. Visitors claim to feel the parks calming effects as soon as they step onto the ancient grounds.

The park is still well maintained despite being severely damaged during the sugar plantation. Toward the centre of the compound is a little shrine holding simple offerings of stones wrapped in leaves. Some offerings have been there for some time but there are fresh ones every once in a while.

The Blaisdell County Park can also be found in the vicinity of Pearl City, and is a quiet spot where local people like to gather in the evenings. The parks waters are part of Pearl Harbours East Lock and are unfortunately too polluted for swimming. In the late nineteenth century these waters were clean enough to support oysters and were referred to Water of Pearls. This is the sight that gave Pearl City and Pearl Harbour their names. Today these waters are a testament to the devastation sewage and oil spills can have on the environment. It has broad lawns on which to picnic and play and offers a back side view of Ford Island and a few naval ships. The Pearl Harbour Bike Path runs through the park and several miles along the top of the bay. It is part of the Pearl Harbour historic trail and great for a quiet stroll while in the region.
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Douglas Scott works for The Rental Car Hire Specialist. and is a free lance writer for The Pearl City Rental Site
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