Hotel Marante Toraja

Address: Jl. Jurusan Palop, Rantepao, Sulawesi, Indonesia | Hotel
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This hotel is located on Jl. Jurusan Palop, Rantepao.
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Travel Blogs from Rantepao

Journey to the land of Heavenly Kings

A travel blog entry by annie.jon on Oct 22, 2015

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... place. We stayed in a lovely homestay for only 130,000 rp per night (about 6.50 with breakfast) with a balcony overlooking rice paddies and temples. We visited the monkey forest, which was one of my favourite things ever. There are literally hundreds of monkeys everywhere. They are super friendly, climb up on you, take bananas from your hand and if you have anything remotely resembling food, they steal it for themselves and proceed to eat it right in front of you whilst looking ...

Indonesia - Toraja

A travel blog entry by thailand_dream on Oct 09, 2015

38 photos

... their then "new" religion could spread/infiltrate itself more easily, without seeming like too much of a change to the common people and thus receiving less resistance. A merging of beliefs and customs was usually the true outcome during these times of colonisation throughout history. So it's not surprising that even though the Torajan's label themselves "Christians", the traditions of old still remain strongly here.

After i'd checked-in, i went for a ...

Sulawesi. Death and Life in Tana Toraja

A travel blog entry by curryfrog on Sep 26, 2015

6 comments, 20 photos

... It is a mountainous area and quite different to the surrounding parts of this huge island. The Torajans are fiercely independent, see themselves as a separate entity to Sulawesi and Indonesia and are now largely Christian, but have retained their original belief system and integrated this relatively new religion into their well established animistic rituals.

From birth, the single most important thing in their entire lives is their death. ...

Paying Tribute to the Dead

A travel blog entry by swilson79 on Jan 19, 2015

6 photos

... emotion you feel quite possibly reflecting your thoughts on our final resting place.

After this it was time to head to the funeral. I was a bit anxious as we arrived but the hosts made us feel welcome immediately. The event was for a lady who had passed away 9 months earlier, at the age of 69, almost the exact age and time of death of my own mother. This really hit home for me, and was a unique experience to say the least, to compare ...

Funerals, Graves and Effigies

A travel blog entry by swilson79 on Jan 17, 2015

4 photos

... tribute to the dead. The social class of the dead determining the number of animals to be slaughtered with as many as 40+ buffaloes for the highest ranking people. The animals are immediately butchered and skinned, and distributed to the families of the village.

A more macabre feature of the the belief system is that of keeping the body of the dead in the family home as a "sick" person, until the family can afford to give a proper ceremony. In older days, ...