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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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  • Was good to see this but was quiet difficult to get a close up look around never the less was still good to see 
  • It is such a shame that you cannot get close to these or the palace. I found that the actual best view was from a boat on the water. 
  • The royal tombs you can visit during a short walk through Nuku'alofa makes (it's within walking distance of the city centre). Not a highlight but fine to combine with what other places of interest (there's not much to do in Nuku'alofa).
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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