Toraja : Wonderful Culture Wonderful Nature

Finally the cold night had passed. Beautiful shiny day to explore Tana Toraja. We drove our motorbike to some unexplored sites. First destination was Bori Parinding, a burial and ceremony site. Hundreds of megalith stone stand representing a feast of merit performed in the past by a person with high status.

Entrance fee is Rp 10,000 for domestic and Rp 20,000 for international tourists. If you’re a student, you only have to pay Rp 2,500. Two grandmothers were looking after the place. They were humble and nice, talk to them and you can get information about the place. There are some Tongkonans, burial site at the back, and also baby grave. The unique thing about baby grave is the body was buried inside tree. Popular site for baby grave is in Kambira.

Pete-pete (public transportation) passes this area, so you can get here by taking petepete to Bori and ask the driver to stop you here. Beautiful view of rice field and Mount Sesean won’t make your journey boring.

Londa, a famous burial site located 5 km south from Rantepao. Big bold wall as the burial site designed with chambers for the highest status on the wall. While normal people coffins are put inside the cave. Skulls and bones are everywhere. Eerie moment when you enter the dark cave with skulls and coffins around. I couldn’t imagine if one of the coffin moved and a vampire chaseafter me. Entrance fee again Rp 10,000 for domestic Rp 20,000 for international visitors. Make sure you bring your lights or get the guide with lamp to show you the way.


Source: The Journey Magz

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