Royal Tombs at Mala'ekula
royal-tombs
 The Royal Tombs in Nuku’alofa
Mala'ekula 
 
The Royal Tombs of the Tupou Royal family are situated on the grounds of the Mala'ekula (Red Ground).  Following the death of King Siaosi (George) Tupou I in 1893, a Royal tomb was built.  He was embalmed for two months while the tomb was prepared.The following members of the Tupou Royal Family are buried in the tombs:

The following members of the Tonga Royal Family are buried in the tombs:
King George Tupou I – 1893
Queen Lavinia, Queen Salote’s mother – 1902
Fatafehi Tu’ipelehake, Tupou 1’s grandson
Princess ‘Onelua, Tupou II’s daughter
King George Tupou 11 – 1918
Princess Fusipala, the Queen Salote’s half sister – 1933
Prince Tuku’aho, the late Queen Salote’s second son – 1936
Prince Viliami Tungi Mailefihi, the Queens consort – 1941
Queen Salote Tupou III – 1965
Princess Melenaite
Prince Tu’ipelehake – 1998
Honourable Ma’atu - 2004
King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV - 2006
(The burial ground is known as “Mala’e Kula”)