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Udre Udre’s Grave

Udre Udre’s Grave

Udre Udre’s Grave

Udre Udre’s Grave (Rakiraki, north coast of Viti Levu island) – along Kings Road that wraps part of Viti Levu, Rakiraki is located halfway between Fiji’s international gateway town of Nadi and Suva (the capital). This district has an unusual place in Fiji’s history. Udre Udre, an early 19th century tribal chief from Rakiraki, earned a notorious reputation for being a cannibal (reputed to have eaten over 800 people – mainly opponents from the island’s occasional tribal skirmishes).

Legend says that Udre Udre kept a stone for every person that he ate. His gravesite is surrounded by over 800 stones. For such a dubious distinction, Udre Udre had the “honor” of being named the Guinness World Record’s Most Prolific Cannibal. Nowadays, people from a nearby village believe the spirit of the notorious cannibal still resides there, warning outsiders to stay away. Those who chose to visit his grave are advised not to go alone.