Travel Blogs from Tana Toraja, Indonesia

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Mmm Mutilated Buffalo, Tana Toraja, Indonesia travel blog

Mmm Mutilated Buffalo

A travel blog entry by sarahvani

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Ok this is a weird one. Anyone squeamish avoid the photos of sacrificed buffalo... So we arrived in Tana Toraja after 30hrs straight traveling. It was literally a breath of fresh air seeing all the rice paddies whizzing past. We stayed in a replica ...

Kete' Kesu, Tana Toraja, Tana Toraja, Indonesia travel blog

Kete' Kesu, Tana Toraja

A travel blog entry by rachmatusadiah

Late afternoon arrived in Mamuju by ship and been pursuing the last bus to go Tana Toraja, Sulawesi. Duration of journey about 8 hours so, approximately to be arrived is in the middle of the night. My trip supposed to be with 3 friends (Suwaty, Lia and ...

Tana Toraja, Tana Toraja, Indonesia travel blog

Tana Toraja

A travel blog entry by devcgw1

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... the on the spot practically on the ground itself. One thing I found surprising was that although Indonesia is a Muslim country, pork is widely consumed in Tana Toraja. My guide said that this is because the locals in this part of Indonesia are not ...

Wild Tana Toraja, Tana Toraja, Indonesia travel blog

Wild Tana Toraja

A travel blog entry by elisa.landi

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... to you...big difference with Bali, where they try to rip you off all the time! Something more about this region of Indonesia, apart of course from its crazy shape! Life for the Torajans revolves around death and their days are spent earning the money to ...

Beautiful Tana Toraja, Tana Toraja, Indonesia travel blog

Beautiful Tana Toraja

A travel blog entry by pmaustin

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Beautiful Tana Toraja We spent 2 full days exploring the Tana Toraja area; this is an area high in the mountains of Sulawesi that has kept much of its traditions. Funeral celebrations where pigs and buffalo are slaughtered, the number is dependent on how ...

Pas de mariage, 4 enterrements, Rantepao, Tana Toraja, Indonesia travel blog

Pas de mariage, 4 enterrements

A travel blog entry by duriandurian

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... , notre voyage continue au sud de l ile. on a pas fait long a Makassar et on est direct arrive dans la region des Toraja, une civilisation qui concentre toute son energie autour d ue seule activite, enterrer ses morts. Ca a l air un peu macabre et en fait ...

School Trip part 2, Tana Toraja, Indonesia travel blog

School Trip part 2

A travel blog entry by nprivette

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Where funerals are the biggest party in town, Tana Toraja, Indonesia travel blog

Where funerals are the biggest party in town

A travel blog entry by marcusontheroad

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Our next destination was the Tana Toraja region of Southern Sulawesi. We could have travelled overland to get there, but given that the Central Sulawesi area is notorious for violent conflict between Christians and Muslims, and even worse that three ...

Nothing like a funeral for a crazy day out!, Tana Toraja, Indonesia travel blog

Nothing like a funeral for a crazy day out!

A travel blog entry by deb4grey

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... the week! Watched a couple of films, bought our bus tickets (Bintang Prima) and then hid out in our air con room. Next day Tana Toraja…. Thank goodness the lovely lady n Hotel Lestari had told us to get our bus tickets beforehand – the bus was ...

The Various strange looks, Tana toraja, Indonesia travel blog

The Various strange looks

A travel blog entry by amyl.emerson

... in Sulewesi. They're not being territorial or defensive. In fact, much more welcoming then most Americans would be if someone from Indonesia would start wandering down the streets of one of our cities. Several of the looks we got were  "The old man ...

Surrender..., Tana Toraja, Indonesia travel blog

Surrender...

A travel blog entry by katihanson

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... arrived in Sulawesi around 1pm.  I then jumped in a car and started on, what was supposed to be, our 8-hour journey to Tana Toraja.  I knew Sulawesi was going to be a little more remote than most places I have gone here in Indonesia, but I was ...

Vestiges of Tana Toraja, Tana Toraja, Indonesia travel blog

Vestiges of Tana Toraja

A travel blog entry by eecastleberry

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... this trip, it is that Sulawesi is big! I still had 14 hours to go before I got to my next destination; the highlands of Tana Toraja, and already there had been three people who had gotten car sick on the way. Thankfully no vomit had gotten on me. There ...

First Traveler, Tana Toraja, Indonesia travel blog

First Traveler

A travel blog entry by satriainsun

... dan adat istiadat masyarakatnya yang masih menjungjung tinggi nilai-nilai budaya warisan leluhur. salah satu upacara yang terkenal di Tana Toraja adalah Upacara Kematian atau dalam bahasa setempat di sebut dengan "Rambu Solo". Upacara Rambu solo merupakan ...

Jalan Jalan, Kendari, Indonesia travel blog

Jalan Jalan

A travel blog entry by chamdani

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Tana Toraja, Tana Toraja, Indonesia travel blog

Tana Toraja

A travel blog entry by dpcw

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... still cheaper than with the bikes and no sore bum! Returned from trip at 5.30 Decided we have seen everything that we wanted to in Tana Toraja so booked posh night bus back to Mekassar leaves at 8.30pm tonight, 110,000 only 10,000 more than the bus on the ...

Tana Toraja, Tana Toraja, Indonesia travel blog

Tana Toraja

A travel blog entry by lisannelee

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... afternoon, we took a guided tour of the graves and the buriel sites, which was surprisingly interesting. 09.11.2011 Not a very exciting day overall, but we did rent a taxi and see a few stunning sites in Tana Toraja before heading to Makassa overnight. ...

Tana Toraja, Tana Toraja, Indonesia travel blog

Tana Toraja

A travel blog entry by dpcw

Left Mekassar @ 8pm last night & Arrived in Tana Toraja at 7 .30am. Found somewhere to stay straight away- Wisma Monton 200,000 per night with hot water. Met 2 German men Johannes & Henrick this morning at the 1st hotel we looked at when we ...

Torajan funeral, Tana Toraja, Indonesia travel blog

Torajan funeral

A travel blog entry by eye_of_beholder

... macabre, but after reading this post you might understand why these funerals are so famous. As tradition has it, the people of Tana Toraja honor the passing of a family member by a huge gathering of all family members and villagers. Hundreds of people ...

hunting ceremony... impresion Culture part, Tana Toraja, Indonesia travel blog

hunting ceremony... impresion Culture part

A travel blog entry by unknown4fun

lets try to look culture on grave or Tongkonan house and big traditional ...

Snack Shop Tour, Tana Toraja, Indonesia travel blog

Snack Shop Tour

A travel blog entry by travljini

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... does that even mean?  Anyway, we boarded a luxury bus, big comfy seats, AC and all, but an 11 hour endurance ride to Tana Toraja, in the middle of the island of Sulawesi. However, we had a driver who decided he needed to make many frequent stops and ...

Market Day/Tunnel of Buffalo, Tana Toraja, Indonesia travel blog

Market Day/Tunnel of Buffalo

A travel blog entry by travljini

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We met a wonderful Dutch couple at our hotel.  They hired a car from Makassar, and invited us along to visit the market with them.  The market here occurs every six days, and the highlight here is the animal portion of the market.  Here ...

Hiking the Hillside, Tana Toraja, Indonesia travel blog

Hiking the Hillside

A travel blog entry by travljini

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We took it easy Sunday preparing for a long day Monday.  We headed to the "bemo" station to catch  ride 15 miles north to the town of Butatomanga much higher than the town we are in.  This ride, however was reputed to take 2 hours, given ...

Traditional Village Visit, Tana Toraja, Indonesia travel blog

Traditional Village Visit

A travel blog entry by travljini

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Given the downpour on our guided tour, we missed the Village of Ke'te Kesu, which is only four kilometers from our hotel.  Today we take a "bemo" there to see the traditional tongkonan houses that litter the countryside here.  Most of the new ...

Land of the Dead, Tana Toraja, Indonesia travel blog

Land of the Dead

A travel blog entry by musafireen

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Reminders of death are everywhere in Tana Toraja. The Torajans spend years saving for their family members' elaborate funeral parties and obsessively bury their dead in meticulously cut stone graves. The exposed bones of older ancestors lie ...

Going Vegetarian, Tana Toraja, Indonesia travel blog

Going Vegetarian

A travel blog entry by travljini

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Last night we arranged a tour for today.  Toraja is known for its architecture and also for its traditional funeral ceremonies.  The Torajan people practice a cross between animast and Christian beliefs.  Their funerals are quite elaborate, ...

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