Banua Mbaso or commonly known as the Sou King means a big house or house of the king. Mbaso Banua This is the traditional home of Central Sulawesi, which passed by a tribal royal family Kaili. Houses of this type was first built by King Palu, Jodjokodi, in 1892. This house is the unofficial residence for manganese or king and his family, particularly those living in coastal areas and cities. Houses of this kind can be found in some areas in Central Sulawesi. Banua Mbaso built by King Hammer who was hundreds of years, it is still well maintained.
Overall, the building Banua Mbaso divided into three rooms, namely:
* Lonta karawana (front room). This room used to receive guests. Before there was a table and chairs, in this room were spread onysa (mat). This room also serves as a bed of guests who stay overnight.
* Lonta order ugana (living room). The room is special to receive guests who still have family.
* Lonta rorana (back room). This room serves as dining room. Sometimes the dining room was also in good lonta ugana. In the back corner of this room special for children’s bedrooms for girls easily monitored by parents.
To urang avu (the kitchen), wells and latrines, made additional buildings or other room in the back which is separated from the main building. To connect the main building with kitchen space is created for covered bridge called hambate or in the Bugis language called jongke. In this covered bridge, usually made pekuntu, ie open space for wind-wind. Under the main building, normally used as work space for woodworking or a place to rest during the day. While the attic of the house used to store the heirlooms and others.
Building Banua Mbaso have a fairly unique architectural and artistic. Uniquely, this house-shaped stage which is a blend of the traditional house architecture (Bugis) in South Sulawesi and South Kalimantan custom house. Building a house is supported by a number of pillars of square logs of wood four high-quality options, such as ironwood, parrots, or the like, so that the building of this house can last hundreds of years. Pyramid-shaped roof of this building is decorated with triangular carvings called panapiri. Interestingly, at the end of the ridge of the front and rear laid carved crown-called Bangko Bangko. Building Banua Mbaso looks more artistic, because almost all parts of the building was given a decoration in the form of Arabic calligraphy and carved with motifs of flowers and leaves. Trappings are included on jelusi-jelusi doors or windows, building walls, attic, hall, roof edge stream, papanini, and-Bangko Bangko. All these decorations symbolize fertility, dignity, hospitality and prosperity for the residents.
To watch the uniqueness and heritage of King keartistikan Banua Mbaso Palu, the tourists can come to the Village or better known as Kampung Lere Lere, in Palu. For information, Lere village was the center of the Kingdom of Palu in the past (centuries XVII – XX). Besides in Palu, the tourists can also watch traditional houses in some areas of Palu in Central Sulawesi, as in District Sigi Biromaru and Tawaeili (Donggala) and in the District Parigi. To reach the village of Kelurahan Lere Lere or not difficult, because the village is included in the city of Palu. The tourists can use public transportation in the form of buses and taxis that operate daily in the city of Palu. While Donggala located about 15 km east of Palu City can be reached by using a four-wheeled vehicles around 30-40 minutes. In the city of Palu available many facilities, such as: hotel, guesthouse, lodging, restaurants, and restaurants.
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