The first port of call on your scenic drive is a photo stop at the King of Tonga’s, white-painted Royal Palace. Afterwards you’ll pass by the Royal Tombs, the resting place of royalty whose ancestry dates back to the 18th century.

Your next stop is a visit to Captain Cook’s Landing Site. In 1777 Cook landed on Tongatapu and his arrival paved the way for the introduction of Christianity to the island, which had a profound and long lasting effect on the Tongan way of life.

Afterwards a visit will be made to one of ancient Polynesia’s most intriguing monuments, the Ha’amonga Trilithon. Built around 1,200 AD, the giant stone arch is 15 feet high and weighs 80 tons. The gate is considered to have an astronomical significance and is a seasonal calendar for planting and harvesting. To round off you’re your, a visit will also be made to the ancient burial site at Mu’a, the ancient capital of To

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