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

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

... a visceral experience. Words and photos truly don't come close to doing it justice.

We arrived in the southern gateway city, Makassar, on an early flight from Bali. Not keen on messing around finding buses and local transport, I had booked a private car to take the long drive to Toraja. We quickly found our driver, and in relative, air conditioned comfort, we were off on what was expected to be an 8 hour drive. Our driver didn't speak much English but did ...

Funeral Crashers

A travel blog entry by thecurries2012 on Sep 28, 2014

318 photos

... book a guide and a driver. Anyone that has looked at travelling Sulawesi will have probably heard of Dodo the Penman, he is the man! After just a couple of emails we had a full itinerary locked in to take us from Makassar to Tana Toraja and back to Makassar via Sengkang and Bira Beach. It was time to sit back relax and enjoy the journey for a week.

Our arrival in Makassar didn’t go as smoothly as we had planned, we were due to be staying with Dodo our guide, ...

Tana Toraja - people of the uplands

A travel blog entry by brodieandalana on Sep 22, 2014

1 comment, 34 photos

... 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

... me this island meant nothing but R and R while Lee-Ann did her open water diving cert and suffered anxiety and stress each day though it ended with her feeling great for her accomplishment. I just read, lounged, napped and snorkelled. We had a great room with an outdoor shower just off of the beach. There were snakes and bats and rats and giant flying foxes and giant lizards around the place. It is also a turtle sanctuary where the turtles come at night to make their nests and ...