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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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  • Amazingly interesting culture of traditional Toraja burial site near Rantepao. Bodies of passed away people were laid on likestone cave porches, sometimes put in the coffins first. After a while, mane...  more »
  • It's a nice, interesting place to visit. We use the services of a 'guide' with his flashlight. He gave some info to my Indonesian friend... but he did not speak English. Short for a low cost, we had light and some info and took some pictures of us...
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  • Skulls outside the cave says a lot about what to expect inside. Its full of skulls perched neatly on ledges and coffins stacked on top of each other. It's pitch black inside so first off, make sure yo...  more »