The burial caves and baby tree of Tana Toraja

After attending the funeral ceremony, we carried on to the burial cliffs, caves and trees. We arrived first at the cliffs, there were no other people. There are some older Tongkonans (traditional ancestral houses) near the entrance, their roofs covered in moss and plants. Tongkonans are of a very unique design with their boat-shaped roof […]

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The funeral rites of Tana Toraja

WARNING Due to the nature of the funeral rites of the Torajan people (such as animal sacrifice) this article may disturb some readers. After settling in, I met a local guide named Johannes. We had a chat and Johannes offered to take me on an all day tour and after a little negotiating, for a […]

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