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. Put Royal Tombs into our Nuku'alofa road trip site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Nuku'alofa.
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  • The tombs are in a field that you cannot enter - but you can get a photo with a tele lens. Not that mush else to see so worth a quick look.  more »
  • Definitely interesting but you need a local to give you a rundown of the tombs, otherwise you're merely looking at . . . what you see  more »
  • Not an exciting attraction. One sign explaining the royals entombed but locked gates. Not welcoming.  more »
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  • Really couldn't see much as the whole area was licked up tight. From the roadside it's quite impressive but really hard to tell. To be quite honest once you've driven past it there's nothing else to see.
  • Lovely rooms .. quiet suburban location ... very quaint. .. oceanfront ...
  • Friendly and peaceful
  • Pretty cool seeing how the Tongans honour their dead. So colourful and respectful.
  • oof

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