International Market Place

Gifts & Souvenirs in Waikiki

Forget the old International Market Place, the 1950s assemblage of tourists stores, instead behold the block-filling new edition. Opened in 2016, this three-level extravaganza managed to preserve the main feature of the old market worth saving: the huge 100-year-old banyan tree. There are large public performance spaces throughout and some excellent public art. One hour of parking is free with a purchase.

The Queen Emma Kamehameha IV statue has a sign relating her loss and renewal. Nearby is the evocative 'Celestial Pond.' One quibble, however: the retail is dominated by the same chains you'd find in any upscale American mall. Look for the rocking chairs scattered about.


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