Haleakala National Park

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Even those who have never been to Hawaii have heard about the fantastic scenery, climate and an amazing variety of “relaxed” pace of life of the islands. Hawaiian archipelago is the only island on the globe that is so much distant from the continent. One of the unique places that will leave a lasting impression is the Haleakala National Park, the second largest island of the archipelago, the island of Maui, where situated the dormant volcano Haleakala, which has become the main attraction of the island. At the end of the last century, the park Maui Island was officially named the International Biosphere Reserve.

The territory of the National Park is conditionally divided in two parts: the top of Haleakala Crater with the adjacent territory and coast of Kipahulu. In the coastal tourist park it is recommend visiting Hosmer Grove, where a huge number of rare species of plants brought from different parts of the world. By Haleakala volcano, forming the eastern part of Maui, it is a good road, marked on the tourist map of the island in blue. From the heights a sleeping volcano views are reminiscent of the lunar surface. At the top of the crater of the volcano there is Haleakala Visitor Center. It is open from sunrise to 3 pm. In addition to exploring the exhibits and photographs of the history and geology of the area, with observation deck, tourists can capture the sky-high views of their own cells. Incredible stellar expanse of the night sky, hanging over the summit of Haleakala, considered almost a cult among amateur astronomers.

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Barren slopes of Haleakala unexpectedly surprising with plant life. There is a plant that is found only in Hawaii, at the foot of a few volcanoes. Endemic ahinahina or “Silver Sword”, it is wonderful plant species with unusual shapes. It lives 25 years, and blooms only once, producing hundreds of flowers from a single stem. Authoritative survey Ā«Conde Nast TravelerĀ» ’12 consecutive recognizes Hawaii, particularly the island of Maui, the “best island of the world.”



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