Mu’a is located on the island of Tongatapu, on the eastern side of the lagoon.
It is well known for the royal burial tombs located throughout the land. Because of these archaeological relics, a visit here would excite any archaeologist or someone who just enjoys making history tangible. In Mu’a, there are over 25 royal stone tombs, and each tomb is designated to a previous king or chief. These burial stones and the ground they rest upon are precious and protected; excavating is illegal, as it is believed to disturb the deceased’s resting place.