Despite its theme-park-like appearance, this shopping center stands on the grounds of King Kalakaua’s former Waikiki estate. King’s Village still pays tribute to the “Merrie Monarch” today, with its nightly changing of the guard ceremony.
Narration adapted by A. Kam Napier from Waikiki Historic Trail Markers, by George S. Kanahele, with additional research drawn from www.hiarmymuseumsoc.org, www.onipaa.com and The View from Diamond Head: Royal Residence to Urban Resort, by Don Hibbard, David Franzen (Editions, Ltd., 1995).
Produced by HONOLULU Magazine
Narrator: A. Kam Napier
Video Editors: David Croxford, Jayson Harper, Darin Isobe
Videographer: David Croxford
Coordinator: Ronna Bolante
Photos: HONOLULU Magazine, Paradise of the Pacific and courtesy of the Hawaii State Archives, the Royal Hawaiian Hotel and the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii.