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by RoyJava

The village of Bori has one of the best and most splendid rante. Funerals are sometimes held at the rante, ie. "funeral sites marked by one or more remnants of megalith/stone menhir culture". The origins and purpose of these stone circles are unknown but the effort to raise even one stone was phenomenal and involved scores of men.

See at Bori these stone menhirs dedicated to important ancestors ring a field reserved for Torajan funerals. Some are huge, some towering several meters high, very impressive and, enjoy the walk watching green paddy rice-fields.

Address: Bori, Tanah Toraja - Sulawesi
Directions: About 8 km. from Rantepao, head for Northwest
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  • Updated Apr 28, 2005
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