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Londa– exciting cave grave

Londa has 3 tier graves on the tall cliff face. If you look carefully, you can see the coffins inside the natural limestone caves (or holes when it is looked form far away).

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Only the nobleman were allowed to be ‘placed’ at higher spot (= higher rank?). Since I am no Spiderman, I couldn’t access the top but yes to the cave at the bottom of the hill.

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The first interesting sight is a balcony with family members ‘gathered’ together and gazed to the open field.

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Ke’te Kesu at the Land of Toraja

As the nearest site to Rantepao town center, Kete Kesu has few interesting objects to offer.

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Ignore the dogs, the good stuff are behind the padi fields. The tongkonan houses. Tongkonan houses shape like the horns of a buffalo or a boat. They are the places for community folks to gather, as well storage for the harvest. I will show you more about the construction of tongkonan in other post.

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Behind the tongkonan houses are the hanging grave.

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I travelled 10 hours bus ride from Makassar, just to see the unique Torajan burial culture.

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