"Tana Toraja - The Charming of Torajan Highland" Top 5 Page for this destination Rantepao by black_mimi99

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>> unforgetable Journey

The long trip from Makassar to Tana Toraja it took 8 hours by bus, it?s a great trip with great sighseeing, lush agriculture land, rice field, spectacular limestone mountains and rich valleys and traditional houses of Bugis, and Torajan, saddle-roofed houses (tongkonan).
Then Tator (Tana Toraja) infront of the eyes?.. the hilly view with strong rocky mountain and rice field in Torajan highland catch by us, we arrived in Rantepao totally exhausted, and as is always the way when you're tired beyond comprehensionhen then we check in the hotel and take a rest for a while before explore the Torajan Highland!


A classic cliff-grave and tau-tau site, there are balconies cut into the cliff-side where dozens of tau-tau figures stand, their arms outstretched in front of them as if in supplication, with open white eyes, one hand for asking and other hand giving blessing.

The Skull

When we enter to the burial cave in Londa, the scary....scary and scary thing jump into my mind..... scary to see all that skull but amazing that to see this great culture of Tana Toraja.

  • Last visit to Rantepao: Dec 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Ratnayass's Profile Photo
    Mar 21, 2008 at 6:41 AM

    The hotels look very nice, can I have the names and addresses. Will go to Toraja, in April. Other Guest houses or hotels you can recommend? Thanks

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Jan 21, 2008 at 2:09 AM

    Great tips on local custom of Sulawesi. Nice pictures. SL :)

  • ukirsari's Profile Photo
    Jan 2, 2007 at 2:19 AM

    selamat tahun baru, mi. wish you all the best!

  • RoyJava's Profile Photo
    Dec 23, 2006 at 2:53 AM

    Toraja, such a legendary place, great photographs Mimi, thank you for share,... greets RoyJava


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