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

Tana Toraja - people of the uplands

A travel blog entry by brodieandalana on Sep 22, 2014

1 comment, 34 photos

... to plundering of graves and so the tradition of coffins being hidden in caves and hung up high began. Tombs chiselled out of caves are very expensive, it can take from two weeks up to a month to carve out by hand, and are made by a stone specialist. These are therefore only used by upper class families, lower class families create concrete tombs nearby their home.

The Funeral

While it might seem a little dark that tourists attend ...

Malaysia's Perhentians and Indonesia's Sulawesi

A travel blog entry by selenaolson on Sep 09, 2014

10 photos

... 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 ...

Bobbi, the buffalo!!! ( Mature content! Be aware!)

A travel blog entry by s.lukaszewicz on Jun 28, 2014

44 photos

... exactly that.
I knew more or less what to expect when I found out I will attend one of those the night before. I knew, I will witness the buffalo's being slathered to death.
But did I expect a first raw sit for that particular act? It has never crossed my mind!.
I found myself being a strong person with a heart from metal, but what I have seen just hours ago, denies it all.
The day has just started. 8 o clock on a watch and Morgan, ...

Easter in Toraja

A travel blog entry by thomle on Apr 18, 2014

17 photos

... deceased is embalmed and preserved in the family’s house – the families literally sleep next to their dead relatives until the time is right to have the funeral. All of this makes Toraja one of the most fascinating cultures to experience. As you can see from the photos, they live in these weirdly shaped wooden/bamboo houses that look like the boughs of a ship and are adorned with hundreds of buffalo horns, representing the status of the family - the more ...

Raining here again - quelle une surprise!

A travel blog entry by richierich33 on Mar 19, 2014

30 photos

... the same room I had last time I was here. It wasn't until i got online later that evening i saw that last time i was here i only paid Rp80,000 and so pointed this out to the manager who kindly agreed to let me stay for Rp80,000 again. To 'celebrate' my windfall i splashed out Rp35,000 on a large Bintang beer! When i stayed here back in November the hotel was fairly busy but this time i only encountered five other westerners the two nights i was ...