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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Londa Burial Caves and many more Rantepao attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Rantepao day trip planning app .
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  • The cave is part of the funeral rites of the local tradition and typical of populations of Toraja. His visit as the participation at a funeral with all the local people, the music, the pigs that are brought as a gift from relatives and neighbors, the colorful and rowdy party accompanying the care of the deceased really deserve something more than look distracted and enough like a circus folk. In the cave, accompanied by a Charon with Lantern you see groups of coffins at the households. Sometimes half open, old or sink each other. ... Water and cigarettes as offerings. Skull and bones: a spectacle of death, which terrifies not, instead, she looks vaguely familiar ...
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  • This is impressive, but it is a must to be here with a local guide! We came here as part of our multi-day tour with local-guides.org. You can book in advance your tours on their website (or even hire ...  more »
  • The cabe burial culture is still thriving in this place. There are bones and skulls of hundred of year in the coffins stack inside the caves.  more »

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