Explore Tana Toraja Tourism In 2024

This is Kete Kesu, a tourist village where we can see the traditional customs and life of the Toraja people! via @shaytheglow

Kete Kesu, Charming Indigenous Tourism Village in Toraja

Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – Kete Kesu is a tourist village in North Toraja Regency which is located about 4 km southeast of Ratenpao. The village that has become a tourist attraction is located nar the hills and rice fields so that the natural scenery presented is very green and beautiful. In Kete Kesu Village there is a traditional Tana Toraja house complex called Tongkonan. This tongkonan is often a temporary storage place for bodies that have been wrapped in cloth before being buried.

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Rambu Solo Ritual, Tana Toraja Funeral Ceremony via @irfaanrf

Rambu Solo Ritual, Special Tana Toraja Funeral Ceremony

Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – Another traditional tourist destinations that are popular in Tana Toraja are Rambu Solo Ritual or Ceremony. If the Ma’nene tradition is a ritual “cleansing” the remains of the ancestors, Rambu Solo Ceremony is different. It is a special burial ritual for people who have died. Well, tana toraja funeral is bit unique.

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Sequence of a family in Tana Toraja cleaning and dressing the mummy of their grandfather, Ma'Nene ritual.

The Meaning of Death Behind the Ma’nene Ritual Tradition

Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – One of Interesting traditions in Tana Toraja which has become a popular tourist attraction for local and foreign tourists is the Ma’nene tradition. Ma’nene tradition is a tradition of remembrance of ancestors by cleaning and replacing the corpses of the ancestors of the Tana Toraja community. This tradition is specifically carried out by the Baruppu people who live in the interior of North Toraja.

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Bori Parinding Tomb in Sesean, Tana Toraja, Sulawesi Selatan, Indonesia. via @alexanggi

The Story Of Bori Parinding and Tarra Tree In Tana Toraja

Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – Talking about the Tana Toraja, it is always interesting. Especially about Tana Toraja funeral ceremony, and the uniqueness of tomb type. Still in the Batutumonga region, precisely on the slopes of Mount Sesean, there are also ancient stone tombs, known as Bori Parinding. There are also Tarra trees that are located in Passiliran or Kambira Baby Grave.

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Londa is located 6 km from the city center of Rantepao, the capital of Toraja Utara district, in the direction of Makale, the capital of Tana Toraja district. It takes less than 15 minutes by car to reach Londa from Rantepao. via @arnoldio

Londa Tomb, Interesting Tana Toraja Burial Caves

Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – Tana Toraja has tourist attraction known as Londa, which is a tomb complex located on a rocky cliff. Londa has become one of the main tourist attractions in Tana Toraja that you must visit. Londa is located approximately 7 km south of Rantepao City. The city of Rantepao itself is a city that is the center of tourism and accommodation for tourists who come to Tana Toraja. This strategic location makes Londa can be visited with various types of transportation such as ojek, bemo, or even rental cars.

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