Oahu is the place where the attack on the Pearl Harbor takes place. While at Oahu, you can take the opportunity to visit the historical sites. There are several historical sites at Oahu including Arizona Memorial, Bishop Museum, Catholic Church and Father Damien Museum, China Town, Ehime Maru Memorial and Hale o Lono Heiau.
The Arizona Memorial was constructed in the year of 1961 to pay tribute to people who died on the day Pearl Harbor was attack. The memorial is about 184 feet long. You can catch a glimpse of the memorial by standing near the openings of the memorial. There is a chapel with wall made from marble at the end of the Arizona memorial. The marble wall contains the names of sailors who are buried at the site. The admission to the Arizona Memorial is free of charge. There are lots of parking around the area. You can take the navy shuttle boats to the memorial.
Charles Reed Bishop establishes Bishop Museum in 1889. The museum was established in memory of his wife Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop. Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop is the last person in the royal Kamehameha family to die. The museum offers a large range of Hawaiian artifacts. You can also observe objects that belong to the royal family of the princess. Millions of items are exhibited at the Bishop Museum. Most of the items are derived from the Pacific islands. The Bishop Museum is one of the museums that display the largest collection of artifacts from the Pacific. To enter the Bishop Museum, you have to pay an admission fee.
The Sea Catholic Church pays honor to the late Father Damien FeVeuster. Father Damien is a missionary from Belgium who had serve victims of leprosy at Kalaupapa in Molokai. During that time, leprosy is an incurable disease. The disease was spread to many people in the island. The people that suffer from leprosy were transferred to the Kalaupapa Island. The museum offers pictures of Father Damien. There are gift shops where you can buy gifts and take back as souvenirs.
The Chinatown in Honolulu is one of the oldest Chinatowns in America. It was established since 120 years ago. There are many types of restaurants at the Chinatown. Most of the shops at the Chinatown sell things related to the Asian cultures. You can buy all sorts of goods at the Chinatown including fish, meat, Asian delicacies, vegetables and etc.
Ehime Maru Memorial overlooks the water of the Pacific Ocean. The memorial was erected in memory of the 9 Japanese men that died after their fishing vessels are submerged by the USS Greeneville submarine. The memorial features the outline of the sunken fisheries vessels. You can see etchings on the marble including title of the victims, accident site map, burial place of the victim and etc.
Hale o Lono Heiau is a heiau constructed during the 15th century. It was originally built to pay tribute to the God Lono. God Lono is one of the four gods of the native Hawaiian people. The Hawaiian people offer the human and fish as sacrifice to their god at the start of the Makahiki.