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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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  • The Royal Tombs are worth seeing only because they are there and are significant. Located opposite the Free Church, they are close to town, yet they are set back in a fenced off field, so seeing who's...  more »
  • An interesting location, but I am not into cemeteries and tomes. The Queen Mother had recently died and area was still in mourning.  more »
  • It was a big block in the center of town. I saw it every day since my guesthouse was across the street. You cannot go inside but gaze from the fence area. Unless you jump the fence, no chance to actua...  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