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Londa Burial Caves, Rantepao

(4/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We were here around new year. It is really interesting but so busy. The cave makes you claustrophobic and the endless requests to make selfies with locals are a bit of a nuissance after a while. Never...  more »
  • The caves are not particularly attractive, while the "tribune" containing the statues of the dead parents is stunning 
  • easy to get there and location is priceless. Changed somewhat in the last 20years but still has an authentic feel.