on November 24, 2006
If you are vacationing on Maui, and want to see some of the famous sights around the island, you'll want to include the "Iao Valley" State Park on your list. A lush green valley in the middle of a tropical rainforest, the Iao Valley is also home of the "Iao Needle". The "needle" is a tall, skinny mountain that juts high into the sky. It is covered in foliage, and looks quite odd just standing there by itself. You don't see too many mountains that are formed like this. Pictures don't do the Iao Needle justice... you really need to see it in person. That way, you can appreciate the sheer size of it.While inside the state park, you can walk throughout the grounds, and check out the different types of plants and flowers, as well as see some animals walking around. The tropical surroundings are quite beautiful, and make you appreciate the beauty of nature. While we were there, we were lucky enough to see a rainbow form between two mountains. It was a great photo op!
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