Kalapana, Big Island, Hawaii


Kalapana Village, Big Island, Hawaii


Kalapana, Big Island, Hawaii

Now just a little tourist stop-off and memorial, Kalapana was once a town in the region of the Puna District. It was demolished in the 1990 K?lauea lava flow from the Pu?u ???? vent which destroyed and partly buried much of the Kalapana Gardens and nearby Royal Gardens subdivision that Kalepana consisted of. In addition, the nearby towns of Kaim? and Kaim? Bay were also destroyed by this lava flow and now lie buried beneath more than 50 feet of lava which makes up Hawaii’s newest coastline and is the area of Hawaii that is growing daily. Most of the actual town has been cut off as it lies buried under the lava and is mainly accessed by very few locals who live there utilizing 4-wheel drive vehicles to get in and out. There is a bed and breakfast running in the town, a cafe, and a memorial garden.


Kalapana Village, Big Island, Hawaii




Kalapana Village, Big Island, Hawaii

 


Kalapana Village, Big Island, Hawaii



Kalapana Village, Big Island, Hawaii

 


Kalapana Village, Big Island, Hawaii



Kalapana Village, Big Island, Hawaii

 


Kalapana Village, Big Island, Hawaii



Kalapana Village, Big Island, Hawaii

 


Kalapana Village, Big Island, Hawaii



Kalapana Village, Big Island, Hawaii

 


Kalapana Village, Big Island, Hawaii



Kalapana Village, Big Island, Hawaii

 


Kalapana Village, Big Island, Hawaii



Kalapana Village, Big Island, Hawaii

 


Kalapana Village, Big Island, Hawaii

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