Toraja Misiliana Resort & Spa
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... At this time the bones would be deposited into the family grave box. Wild rituals. The site was filled with many coffins, with many visible bones. At the top of a long stair case was a dark cave housing many coffins, and still being used by the villages. It was a strange feeling in there, and the site of newer coffins really struck home the fact that this is a resting place for the dead. However, it did possess a strong natural beauty, ...
... be many years, but modern times it ranges from a few months to a year. A bit strange to others, the Torajan's have such a deep respect for their loved ones, they feel they are caring for them until they can give them a proper send off.
The land itself is possibly the most beautiful scenery I've ever seen. A lush display of jungle, mountains, terraced rice fields, and the stunning unique architecture of the traditional Torajan homes make every second in this ...
... Sulawesi we are generally greeted with a blank look, so just to save you all having to google 'where is Sulawesi', it is a spider shaped island in Indonesia.
Having travelled a little bit of Indonesia last year we know that it is not one of the easiest places to travel. Boats sink, planes are generally not up to European safety standards, buses take days to get anywhere and it is all in all not the most pleasurable of countries to explore. So we made an executive ...
... our guide explained to us that although Christianity is now the main religion, Torajan people also continue to honour their traditional Gods.
When a family member dies, their body is stored in the family house, for a period of a few weeks to a few years, so that the family can save up enough money to fund the appropriate funeral. On the final day of a funeral, the body is moved to a tomb. Traditionally the tomb would be in a natural cave, or in ...
... it is a religious thing where the "word" is used to control the masses whatever that word might be and however it is interpreted for the benefit of some and this is just an in your face example of it. The next morning we were picked up and driven to the port and got on a boat that could probably seat 20, all to ourselves. It was a warm, beautiful ride to Bubbles resort which had its very own chalk white sandy beach, blue green water and amazing snorkelling right off of the ...