Palace
Royal Palace & Fangatapu
Royal Palace & Fangatapu 
 
King George Tupou I commissioned the Palace.  It was built in 1864 using kauri timber from New Zealand.  It has become the residence of the Royal Family. 
Historically, the Privy Council was held at the Palace. 

The Palace is built on a historical site.  The Tu’i Kanokupolu would stop there on his way from Hihifo (West) to Hahake (East).     The Palace marks an ancient boundary, as the Tu’i Hatakalaua domain approximately starts from the Palace towards Ma’ofanga.

The original mala’e Pangai was the burial ground for the vanquished warriors of the Northern group of Ha’apai and Vava’u.  They were the people who died helping King George Tupou I conquer Tongatapu.