Our first encounter with beautiful Hawaiian tropical forest was in Paradise Park located in Manoa Valley near Honolulu. As you can see from the photos below the park is truly spectacular and fully deserves its name. All plants there have the deepest green color you can imagine, there are plenty of colorful flowers and birds that sing only for you :)
In the park we went for a hike to Manoa Falls. To be honest, the falls were disappointing, but the hike leading to them was really nice. On the way there I overheard a guide telling to a group of people that many of the TV series "Lost" scenes were shot there. Right now I am watching "Lost" and it brings back all the good memories...
Lush tropical forest of Paradise Park:
My parents and bamboo forest:
(Part of) Manoa Falls: