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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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  • We saw the Tombs on our way from the Airport to the hotel. Our driver explained to us about the Tombs.  more »
  • Not sure if this should be a tourist attraction as did not feel comfortable intruding on something that is so special for the local culture. As a tourist, I could not appreciate the importance of this...  more »
  • Ask a local Tongan to explain the significance of the tombs, who are buried there and why it is a sacred place. A Tongan homage to past rulers. Be sure to ask about Queen Salote - she must have been a...  more »
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  • Pretty cool seeing how the Tongans honour their dead. So colourful and respectful.
  • One of the must sees in Nuku'alofa.
  • I like how they built the statue