Tomb of King Pomare V, Papeete

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#9 of 10 in Historic Sites in Society Islands
Take in a piece of Tahitian history at Tomb of King Pomare V, the final resting place of the island's last monarch. Pomare V (1839-1891) originally ordered that the tomb be built for his mother, Queen Pomare IV, but towards the end of his life, he had her remains exhumed and arranged for his own to be interred there. Set just back from the sea, the tomb's coral rocks are now covered in foliage, and its red wood embellishments are faded--both reminders of the monarchy's grandiose history and the passage of time. By using our Papeete trip planner , you can arrange your visit to Tomb of King Pomare V and other attractions in Papeete.
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  • While I was shooting for Tahiti in scooters I found the sign for the tomb of King Pomare V, so I decided to visit. Nothing to brag about. Then when reading the guide I found that actually there was buried the Queen, mother of Pomare V, which the son decided to move his mother and appropriating the grave I was estrefatta. I could not visit the main structure that is inside because it was closed. The Tomb stands in a Cove with little dark sand used mainly by locals. There is ample car parking. Worth going only if you are over there.
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  • Tahitian Royal family grave where buried the last Queen. Around a large Bay with beach used mainly by locals. Sight in island tour
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  • If you are self driving, this attraction is easy to miss as it's not well signposted and the turnoff is almost as soon as you leave a roundabout. 15 minutes is about all you'll need as there is a dear...  more »

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