Royal Palace
Royal Palace
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Richard F
Louisville, KY7,567 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This is a huge palace for the King and can be seen right from the cruise ship dock. Unfortunately, you can not go in and tour. You can only view from outside the big iron fence. Not a very spectacular structure as you would imagine. The grounds are not much more that grass fields.
Written January 1, 2020
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deconz1
Forrest Hill, New Zealand316 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Nice views of the Royal Palace from our ship you can see the palace from the ship nice looking go have a look
Written September 7, 2019
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deconz1
Forrest Hill, New Zealand316 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Nice looking wooden building nice place to see from a ship big green area in front of the palace which you can walk on and get photos
Written March 28, 2019
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travelbob1
New Windsor, NY1,136 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
As you walk off the the ship this palace is in view along with its great lawn. Too bad there is no opportunity to get any closer. Even the lawn is fenced off with a notice that this is the "king's" land and not to step onto it. Why the strong language? The fence says it all.
Written February 21, 2023
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Karen V
Sydney, Australia74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
This is certainly a beautiful palace which you can only take photos from between the bars of the gates surrounding it. Well worth a pic.
Written April 11, 2023
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Mjay
Invercargill, New Zealand55 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
Was located just a short walk from my accommodation so i walked past the building pretty much every day. Not a lot to see. Little activity. Place is guarded and fenced. The building and grounds itself are nice, hard to get any real decent pictures of it. Also for me, looking just down the road at the properties of everyday residents, you can see the very stark difference between the two living classes which is a little sobering.
Written September 30, 2019
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mwaddington
Christchurch, New Zealand88 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
The royal palace can be viewed from afar. It's not an amazing building and the grounds are just lawns...... The royal family has many (sometimes super)opulent residences ...... and this seems to be at odds with the plight of the hoi polloi...... Just another reason to NOT visit Tonga (IMHO)
Written July 21, 2019
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Richard T
Burnley, UK1,237 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
We ventured across the grass from the war memorial to get great views of the gardens and rear of the house which is very impressive. Could get right up to the fence no problem. Well worth a visit - very impressive building, probably prettiest in town.
Written June 1, 2019
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Sharyn F
17 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
Well it took a while for me to be convinced that this was the palace. A nice clean white painted wooden building with expansive lawns but it is very hard to get a good view. The guards are not particularly friendly!
Written May 2, 2019
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Yoko Bell
Brisbane, Australia36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
A beautiful and revered home - island style fit for a King (& Queen). Very easy to approach with close proximity, guards are friendly but stern. A must glance!
Written April 26, 2019
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