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  Walking through the Torajan countryside
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  • Walking through the Torajan countryside - Rantepao
      Walking through the Torajan countryside
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  • Working in the ricefields, Toraja - Rantepao
      Working in the ricefields, Toraja
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  • Buffalo in the fields, Tana Toraja - Rantepao
      Buffalo in the fields, Tana Toraja
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  • Walking through the Torajan countryside - Rantepao
      Walking through the Torajan countryside
    by Daihappydai
  • Walking through the Torajan countryside - Rantepao
      Walking through the Torajan countryside
    by Daihappydai
 

There are a number of very good walks of half-day, day or multiple day length that you can take in the Toraja region with or without a guide. There are tracks through ricefields, passing villages, and one path even requires you to walk through a churchyard - built in the middle of a ricefield. The local people are very friendly and a few words of Torajan such as 'Apa kareba sangmane?' or 'Apa kareba sangbene?' - both mean 'How are you? but depend upon whether you are addressing a man or a woman and responding 'Melo' meaning good or fine. Also the general 'Salama' for 'Hello' and the always necessary 'Kurre sumanga' for 'Thank you'. There is plenty to see in the pcturesque valleys.

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  • Updated Apr 25, 2011
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