Saturday, September 12, 2009

TORAJA, SOUTH SULAWESI-LAND OF THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN


The journey from Makassar to Toraja and Ujung Pandang in passing along the 130 km coastline on the mountain. After entering the Tana Toraja, start at the natural pamandangan filled with greatness.

Graphite bricks and rocks, and the blue mountains in the distance after passing the village market will look Mebali society is breeding sheep that contrasts with the view looks good pasture fertility, abundance of food in a beautiful tropical country. This is Tana Toraja, one of the best resorts in Indonesia.

Tana Toraja is a specificity and uniqueness in the tradition of the funeral usually referred Signs Tuka. Tana Toraja in the body in the grave, but not placed in the Tong Kanan for some time. Laying period is more than 10 years until his family has enough money for a proper ceremony for the dead. After the ceremony, his body was taken to the last resort in a mountain cave or a wall.

The skulls show that the body is not buried, but only to the rocks, or less, or in the hole. Usually. funeral festival season begins when the last rice has been harvested. Usually the end of June or July and not later than September.

How to get there

Air Travel: From Hassanudin runway. Or Ujung Pandang Makassar, Tana Toraja process through the airport near Rantepao Maklé, 24 kilometer south of the Kruger National Park and from there will be no bus to the city to be.

Land travel: bus to Rantepao in Ujung Pandang every day during the trip takes about 8 hours including breaks for meals. Tickets must be purchased in the city, but bus departs Panaikan.20 minutes outside the city using the Bemo. Buses usually depart in the morning (7 hours) Day (1 hours) and night (7 hours). Some organizations again in the Kruger National Park back to Ujung Pandang. Basanya bus leaves adapted to the passenger.

Shelter

Travelers who want to stay in downtown hotels have many options. But if you're an adventurous spirit, you can sleep in the village with the surrounding community.

Other places to visit

Bemo is the best way to discover the region. In addition to the others (small bus or jeeps) with or without driver. If you already can walk to all the surrounding village.

Other things to see and do

Exploring the market. You should not miss to visit the traditional market. Here's a typical Toraja coffee beans (such as Arabica and Robusta) and several other unique items such as vegetables (eggplant or Tamar Ella Dutch and goldfish).

Visiting address Tomonga stone stone dalah means that lead to a cloud. From here you can change the number of volcanic rock that emerged from the rice field. And some huge stones in Goa. Really beautiful landscape and make Tana Toraja looks lush and green.

Palawa visit. Palawaadalah good place to visit. When an area Tongkonan or burial places for ceremonies and festivals.

Take a trip from Rantepao to Kete. Traditional village with excellent craftsmanship. Behind the village on the hill was ukuranya cave that is older than the size of the living.

Eateries

Most find the location of this restaurant, along the road. You can also bring their own food.

Tips By-By

It is the gift shop where you can buy specific Tana Toraja, there are clothes, bags, wallets, and other crafts.

Tips To Travel

  • Visitors may use the local customs and clothes will be given prizes such as cigarettes or coffee whenever entered Tongkonan
  • The streets are not always asphalt. Jeep and traveled another. Although the weather is good. Careful
  • Be careful with your head when entering Tongkonan, typical Toraja house
  • Enrekang, Makale, dn Toraja highlands made of volcanic rock fragments. Stop for a moment and taking photos there. If you regret it.

40 comments:

mikelle said...

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Willyo Alsyah P. Isman said...

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taris said...

Hi..senag berkenalan dengan kamu...
Belum pernah ke tanah Toraja,... jadi terima kasih atras inpo torajanya

JOLA76 said...

met pagi sobat, thanks kunjungannya

Aryo Halim said...

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Dhemz said...

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Amelia said...

this is really nice :)
Their funeral system is really interesting for me.. Hope someday I can go there :)

Thanks for sharing

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