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Londa Burial Caves, Rantepao

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The haunting atmosphere of Londa Burial Caves introduces you to the post mortem traditions of Indonesia. Greeting you at the entrance of the cave is a balcony of tau tau, traditional effigies of the deceased made out of wood or bamboo. You'll need to take a guide with you, who leads the way with an oil lamp while explaining the traditions and history of the tomb. Worn out possessions and gifts carrying specific meaning to the deceased lay around piles of bones and coffins. Be respectful of the sacred grounds and refrain from touching any of the remains. Plan your visit to Londa Burial Caves and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Rantepao trip itinerary maker.
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If you decide to stay overnight in Rantepao, you can take advantage of a handful of budget to mid-range options. Largely located in the city center, these hotels provide convenient access to markets and transportation. If you prefer to stay in charge of your own transportation, keep in mind that most hotels offer scooters and bicycles for rent. Pricier alternatives usually provide complimentary Wi-Fi, mosquito nets, and television, though it's a good idea to ask about included amenities before paying for your room.
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  • U have to walk and pass around 50 stairs. Passed the rice fields and then u can see the cave full of skull. U can get it the cave , dont forget to take the local guide to get u in. The will give u the...  more »
  • Located just around 15 minutes drive from Rantepao. One of the best spot to visit in Rantepao. Tour guides will approach you and it is advisable to get a tour guide to go along with you.  more »
  • Visiting Torajaland is an unique, forgettable experience. There is a beauty and strangely peaceful feeling to the grave sites with the skeletons and the effigies, called Tau taus, which had been recen...  more »