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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  • August 15, 2017
    Special place to visit. We were by ourselves and hired one of the guides that wait at the entrance with lights (for rp 50,000). This was a great plus! He told us a lot, which made the visit far more e...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    The culture and faith of the Toraja is absolutely different than ours. The way how they look against the death is mega interesting to take note of. This cave, they have a special way of laid out seem/skeletons.
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  • August 13, 2017
    In the Netherlands would have long since cleaned up or put under lock and key. In Toraja Land is the most normal thing in the world that you get to the cemeteries of the population. Take some getting used to but then very special
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