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A superyachting guide to Asia Pacific cruising destinations, with sample itineraries
The Asia-Pacific is one of the last havens of untouched cruising in the world
 

CULTURE OF TONGA

In Tonga, time moves to the rhythm of the ocean, and the sound of church bells come Sunday
Culture - A superyacht guide to Asia Pacific cruising destinations, with sample itineraries
With over 2000 years of self rule the Tongan culture is at the forefront of everyday life. Whether traditional fishing, carving, weaving or agriculture, visitors will take a step back in time for those who take the time to experience a past world. I

n Tonga, time moves to the rhythm of the ocean, and the sound of church bells come Sunday. The Kingdom boasts more churches per head of population than anywhere else in the world and Sunday is legally a day of rest across the islands. Visitors are welcomed in any congregation and joining the islanders as their uplifted voices carry hymns across the soft fields and powdery sands is something that can’t be recommended highly enough.

Tonga’s monarchy can be traced back many centuries, and Tonga is one of the only Pacific island nations never colonised by a foreign power - something to which many attribute its slow, rhythmic way of life and deep respect for tradition. The Tongan people are a unified, kind and respectful people who will leave you truly touched by their warmth and open-heartedness.
 
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