About Banyan & the Roots of International Market Place
Known as Kaluaokau in the days of Hawaiian royalty, International Market Place possessed an allure that is much the same now as it was back then—attracting not only locals but also entertainers, celebrities, and visitors from around the world. That same allure existed for decades at International Market Place since its opening in 1957. The charm of this wahi pana (storied place) was present in the display of cart vendors selling tropical trinkets, the array of exotic eateries, and the famous venues for live entertainment. In bringing the past to the present, Banyan presents a fascinating cultural perspective on Waikīkī and offers a glimpse at why International Market Place has been a sought after destination for centuries.