Tahiti Sights

Tomb of Pomare V

  • Turnoff at PK 5.4, Coastal road
  • Arue
  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Published 03/29/2016

Fodor's Review

The tomb of Tahiti's last king—Pomare V (1839–1891)—is built of coral stones in the shape of small lighthouse, which has a red door and is topped with a red Grecian urn. The tomb stands on a point at Arue just off the coastal road. Originally built for his mother Queen Pomare IV, Pomare V had her remains exhumed and his were interred instead when he died only a few years later. A nearby cemetery contains the graves of Pomare I, II, III, and IV.

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Turnoff at PK 5.4, Coastal road, Tahiti, Windward Islands, French Polynesia

Published 03/29/2016


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