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Waikiki, literally "spouting water," is the name of what was once a lush wetland area where three mountain streams met the Pacific Ocean. Under the care of Native Hawaiians, it was a place of rich, sustainable agriculture and aquaculture. With changes brought by Western settlement, Waikiki was transformed into one of the most popular beachfront tourist destinations in the world. With a topography featuring Diamond Head, the pristine Pacific Ocean, and the expansive Kapi'olani Park, recreation has often reigned in Waikiki. However, it was once a place of small neighborhoods, familyowned shops, restaurants, and lei stands. As locals met foreigners, Waikiki's landscape changed from rural to urban. Today an estimated 65,000 tourists visit Waikiki each day. A big city or small town, Waikiki is many things to many people.
Publisher: Charleston, SC : Arcadia Pub., [2007]
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9780738548807
Branch Call Number: 919.693 White
Characteristics: 127 pages : chiefly illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Kraus, Jim


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