What to See in Toraja

panorama - rice fields in Mengkendek, Tana Toraja
Rice fields in Mengkendek, Tana Toraja

Famous for its spellbinding culture and tradition, Toraja people also inherit a packet of unspoilt, beautiful landscapes and natural countryside. The highland features a series of traditional settlements, royal burial sites and panoramic viewpoints.

The Toraja traditional settlement has been nominated as UNESCO World Heritage site. It compounds traditional houses and granaries, burial sites and ceremonial grounds. Stunning landscapes and terraced rice fields are also easily found all over the hilly region.

Last but not least, the ancestral traditions that are still strictly practiced by toraja people today can be an interesting attraction that cannot be found elsewhere. The funeral toraja nobles are held with a big ceremony and involve thousands of people and sacrifice dozens to hundreds water buffaloes and pigs.

Toraja Traditional Villages:
Kete Kesu
Pallawa Village
Sillanan Village
Batutumonga