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Londa Burial Caves

| Londa Village, Rantepao, Indonesia
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Breath taking

Well indeed, going into the caves might be a bit breath taking, both ways. The oil lamp guides... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Paul C
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Kontich, Belgium
Outstanding!

It was really an interesting experience of going inside a dark cave that full of coffins and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
fr4nc1sc4
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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“burial caves” (11 reviews)
“tana toraja” (12 reviews)
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| Londa Village, Rantepao, Indonesia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Well indeed, going into the caves might be a bit breath taking, both ways. The oil lamp guides however are rather unexperienced, not in guiding you literally, but in what they are telling you. They have not been trained in telling the history and traditions...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was really an interesting experience of going inside a dark cave that full of coffins and skeletons. Each family have their own 'section' in the cave/grave, which is interesting. And the fact that some are in he coffins and some are 'just there' ,...More

Thank fr4nc1sc4
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, this place is actually a cave with lot of skull and bones inside it. You should visit it with torch provided by tour guide there. It's up to you how much you pay him (the tour guide), but I and my friend gave him...More

Thank Rainhard F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bizarre to see all the open coffins but it is interesting too. You will be guided around by a guide with an oil lamp.

Thank M_vanderRoest
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

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 enjoyable. The light is rather...More

Thank Katinka v
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

A must visit to understand the culture better! How death is something to look up to, to be honored and preserved It's amazing how they struggle to bury their loved ones in the best highest spots, how they tend to the deads also

Thank Bingah
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Very interesting, we visited without a guide. Very picturesque outside the cave. Close to rantepao. Hanging graves and some cave graves. You can walk into the caves, take a torch it is very dark and uneven underfoot. Lots of coffins and loose bones in the...More

Thank Eleanor108
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Of course toraja is known for the culture surrounding death. Here you can see what happens with the bodies after the grand ceremonies that are held when they past away. It is a place to see because there are only a few places in the...More

Thank Yurrian v
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

This burial cave is so amazing. Lots of history and the Torajan are proud of their tradition. There is an entrance fee charged before you come in and there is a guide who can bring you around. I recommend to take a guide and pay...More

Thank Elton H
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

The Londa is a must see in the Torajan itinerary list.... Traditional grave holes of the people who honors death as their sacred tradition. Spot the death statues (tau-tau) of the nobles, and also the local version of Romeo and Juliet that was buried together.

Thank Stefanus N
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