O'ahu Hawaii Travel Guide - LukeTravels.com - OAHU PHOTOS AND TOURIST GUIDE
ALOHA TOWER - Honolulu's familiar landmark is open to visitors and offers an excellent view of the harbor area. AQUARIUM - on Kalakaua Avenue across from Kapiolani Park at Waikiki, the Aquarium contains a world-famous collection of brilliantly colored tropical fish. 

BISHOP MUSEUM AND PLANETARIUM - at 1525 Bernice Street, the Museum houses the world's foremost collection of Hawaiiana and Polynesian antiquities. 

BLOW HOLE - near Koko Head, playful Mother Nature forces the mighty sea through a tiny hole in a lava ledge and blows miniature geysers high into the air. 

BYODO-IN TEMPLE - Japan's 900-year-old architectural treasure is duplicated in exact detail at the Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, beneath the majestic cliffs of the Koolau mountains. The beautiful Oriental garden setting also has a carp pool, massive nine-foot Buddha statue, and tea house. [PHOTO]

CHINATOWN - unlike the Chinatowns in other American cities this section of downtown Honolulu is an exciting blend of shops, restaurants and markets displaying not only Chinese goods but wares and foods typical of the countries of origin of Hawaii's early-day immigrants. 

DIAMOND HEAD- this world renowned landmark bounds Waikiki Beach on the south. An extinct volcano, it is said to have once been the home of Pele, the Fire Goddess. [PHOTO]

EAST-WEST CENTER - a center for cultural and academic interchange between the peoples of Asia, the Pacific and United States. Established by the U.S Congress in 1960, the center has since become a public, nonprofit educational corporation with offices and facilities adjacent to the University of Hawaii campus.