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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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  • King Pomare V decided that when he died that he wanted the location where is mother, Pomare IV, buried so he gave instructions that when he died she was to be removed and re-buried in the family grave...  more »
  • Something big, ugly on the most polluted Beach in Tahiti, if you like the historical remains of civilization Maohi will instead see the sites of Nuku Hiva for example...
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  • Small Tomb located close to a small beach with a magnificent view. The tomb is small but it is always nice to discover a picturesque monument
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