Tana Toraja also called as “land of heavenly kings” is quite known for its historical significance. The place is also home to the Taroja ethnic group.
Highlights: It is famous for its strange and gruesome burial rites. Various festivals such as Buffalo fights, ritual folk dances, pig slaughtering are done to ferry the deceased and they can last up to a week. Tana Toraja is an unexplored territory that is worth a visit as it has a unique culture setting and some beautiful sceneries. Houses here are built in traditional tongkonan style. Rice, cacao, coffee, and clove is cultivated most of the year here and tourists can visit their fields too. Attractions like the historical Tana Toraja tomb make this a popular place.
Location: Tana Toraja is situated about 328 km north of Makassar, the capital of South Sulawesi Province.
Timings: Open round the year.
Price: Entry fee to Tana Toraja is free of cost.