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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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  • You can easily find walking down the main street and making a road on the right (meet up). I said that in the enclosure, unless allowed, you cannot enter, but with a telescope you can see. Obviously being a monarchy that has its privileges and even our Presidents are not treated poorly ...
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  • Nice n well kept. A sight to behold and a form of wonder. It is a story worthy to be handed down to generations to come of the significance of the Tongan culture and how we all came to be and also the...  more »
  • Located in the center of the city to find a complete and easy peasy so far cannot go near the grave near the fence to see the statues over. In order to understand the history and culture of Tonga must look for a place that's
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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