Piilanihale Heiau

4 mi. N of Hana, at the mouth of Honomaele Gulch near Kalahu Point, Hana, Hawaii


The largest temple in the Hawaiian Islands, this is an excellent example of a combination platform and court-type heiau. It is believed to have been built in the 16th century by Riilani, one of the great ruling chiefs of Maui. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, January 29, 1964

National Register information 

Note: The following information comes from the NRHP database and has not been verified.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
Areas of significance
Architecture; Religion
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Religious structure
Current function
Unoccupied land
Period of significance
1749-1500 AD