Royal Tombs, Nuku'alofa

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Visit Royal Tombs to discover evidence of a long-standing Tongan belief that the higher a tomb isoff the ground, the closer the deceased will be to heaven. As a result of this conviction, many of Tonga's elite built their tombs astowers. The Tongans developed different burial practices depending on class, with one layer for commoners, two for nobles, and three for royalty. At this attraction, you'll get a glimpse of the grandeur with which Tonga's royal family is laid to rest. Do keep in mind, however, that the ground surrounding the tombs remains sacred, and visitors must stand at a respectful distance. Visit with a guide to get the full background and history. Plan to visit Royal Tombs during your Nuku'alofa vacation using our convenient Nuku'alofa trip itinerary builder.
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  • July 20, 2017
    Not really a destination...more of a take a look as you are passing. It is a large open green space with royal graves on it. No history or tours (although I'm sure locals can tell you about it?) We si...  more »
  • July 18, 2017
    Seen from a distance, standing sculptures that is non-Royal Tombs it is surprisingly ordinary grave new felt. But the site is wide. Graves of ordinary people was seen in other places it's headline photo and the Flash. Compare it by all means.
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  • June 27, 2017
    The Royal Tombs another attraction that you should see if you are taking a tiki tour around Tongatapu. Try to do some reading up before hand so it means something to you.  more »
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  • Pretty cool seeing how the Tongans honour their dead. So colourful and respectful.
  • I like how they built the statue
  • One of the must sees in Nuku'alofa.

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