夏威夷,浩瀚的太平洋中北部,浮着一串岛屿,这就是美国的夏威夷州(Hawaii -- HI)。
夏威夷州由一百多个大小岛屿组成,从西北到东南长三千八百四十公里, 1898年沦为美国的属地。1959年8月成为美国的一个州。
市中心还有意大利文艺复兴时期风格的建筑——依拉奥尼皇宫。
檀香山还是中国革命的先行者孙中山先生青年时代求学和从事革命活动的地方。现今在市内“唐人街”立有一座孙中山纪念铜像。他手捧书卷,身穿长袍,面对着当年他经常活动的纳瓦纽河一带。

太平洋水域环抱的夏威夷,气候温和,雨量充沛,特别适宜甘蔗的生长。群岛三分之二的土地种植甘蔗,每年约生产粗糖一百万吨。相当于美国目前每年食糖总消费量的十分之一,因而被称为美国的糖岛。

Hawaii consists of hundred of islands. There's no place on earth quite like this handful of sun-drenched, mid-Pacific islands. The Hawaii of South Seas literature and Hollywood films really does exist. Here you'll find palm-fringed blue lagoons, lush rainforests, hidden gardens, cascading waterfalls, wild rivers running through rugged canyons, and soaring volcanoes. And oh, those beaches -- gold, red, black, and even green sands caressed by an endless surf. The possibilities for adventure -- and relaxation -- are endless. Each of the six main islands is separate, distinct, and infinitely complex. There's far too much to see and do on any 2-week vacation, which is why so many people return to the Aloha state year after year. Unfortunately, even paradise has its share of stifling crowds and tourist schlock. If you're not careful, your trip to Hawaii could turn into a nightmare of tourist traps selling shells from the Philippines, hokey faux culture like cellophane-skirted hula dancers, overpriced exotic drinks, and a 4-hour timeshare lecture before you get on that "free" snorkeling trip. That's where this guide comes in. As a Hawaii resident, I can tell the extraordinary from the merely ordinary. This guide will steer you away from the crowded, the overrated, and the overpriced -- and toward the best Hawaii has to offer. No matter what your budget, the guide will help ensure that every dollar is well spent.

草裙舞

Hula

潜水

Diving

唯美沙滩

Beach

欧胡岛

Oahu

阳光沙滩

Sunny Beach