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Ala Wai Canal, Honolulu

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#8 of 13 in Nature in Honolulu
The Ala Wai Canal is an artificial waterway in Honolulu, Hawaii which serves as the northern boundary of the tourist district of Waikiki. It was created in 1928 to drain the rice paddies and swamps which would eventually become Waikiki. It also serves as a primary drainage corridor for the rivers and streams that run through central and east Honolulu.


The canal runs from just northwest of Kapahulu Avenue along the length of Waikiki, then turns southwest to empty into the Pacific Ocean. Bridges cross the canal at McCully Street, Kalākaua Avenue, and Ala Moana Boulevard. Ala Wai Boulevard runs parallel to the west side of the canal in Waikiki.
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  • This canal is man made and serves as the northern boundary of of Waikiki. It was built in 1928 to drain the rice paddies and swamps of Waikiki. This canal serves as a primary drainage corridor...  more »
  • The canal give you a break from the big city and you get a view of the water and mountains. Night time give you the lights reflecting on the water. Nice place to get away from the crowds on the...  more »
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  • Love taking nightly walks with my puppy stinker face.
  • Ala Wai boulevard along Ala Wai canal is one one of the best place for morning walk in Honolulu. If you staying in any hotel in Waikiki, you must go and enjoy the walk and devour the scenic beauty and nonchalant ambiance of the place. A nice blend of nature and human endeavour to amalgamate its creations in concrete!! Whatsoever, The Mother Nature in all its benevolence, and I was there to bath in its kindness (April 8-15,2019)

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