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Buffalo

INDONESIA | Sat, 22 Aug 2015 | By adventurers | Views [375]

Buffalo are highly regarded in Tana Toraja.  They are large, beautiful creatures.  Some are albino and worth at least $10,000.  Buffalo are slaughtered at funerals and the meat shared among the community.

Tags: buffalo, sulawesi, tana toraja

Upsize Insects & Bugs

INDONESIA | Sat, 22 Aug 2015 | By adventurers | Views [344]

There are beautiful butterflies and moths here. They are quite large, about the size of an adult hand.  We have also seen rhinocerous beetles about the size of your computer's mouse.

Tags: beetles, butterflies, sulawesi, tana toraja

Tana Toraja, Sulawesi, Indonesia

INDONESIA | Sat, 22 Aug 2015 | By adventurers | Views [352]

Dave and i met a young German couple and travelled with them all day yesterday in a mini van with a driver.  We saw the traditional burial sites of the Torajan people who are laid to rest inside caves and carved out rocks.  We stood beside ... Read more >

Tags: burial, cemetery, dead, indonesia. south sulawesi, sulawesi, tana toraja

Indonesian Ceremonies: How to be a good visitor in Tana Toraja

INDONESIA | Wed, 29 Sep 2010 | By OffTheBeatenPath | Views [2396]

There's no place like Toraja: huge funerals that last days, public buffalo sacrifices, and unique boat-shaped houses. All this with the backdrop of lush rice terraces. Tucked in the highlands of South Sulawesi, Toraja is far off the Indonesian ... Read more >

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