Royal Tombs, Nuku'alofa

2.4
Landmark · Tourist Spot
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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  • In a small country where people live meagerly, it is an ugly display of opulance. According to Forbes, Tonga is the 6th most corrupt country in the world.  more »
  • This place is only worth seeing if you are visiting another attraction nearby. Located well behind an iron fence it is very hard to see anything unless you have a telephoto lens camera. We had a...  more »
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  • It would have been nice to be able to get closer for a better look.

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