Tomb of King Pomare V, Papeete

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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. Arrange to visit Tomb of King Pomare V and other attractions in Papeete using our Papeete itinerary planner.
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  • July 27, 2017
    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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  • February 23, 2017
    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 »
  • February 16, 2017
    Quite a tombstone, apparently made from coral! It stands on Tahiti's shore and we had the opportunity to visit during a tour of the coastline from Papeete led by the most fascinating tour guide Dougla...  more »

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