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Toraja Architecture, photograph by Charuhas. The Toraja are an ethnic group indigenous to a mountainous region of South Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Toraja's Elaborate Funeral Ceremonies - click though to the article to find out about the customs involved.

Tana Toraja (South Sulawesi, Indonesia): Land of Heavenly Kings

Tana Toraja, Indonesia

Tana Toraja 'Life revolves around death in this countryside of rice terraces, boat-shaped roofs and doe-eyed buffalo. Tana Torajan funeral ceremonies last days, and involve countless animal sacrifices for the upper classes.

´Tau-tau´ cliff. Traditional cemetery of Lemo. Tana Toraja

the small square holes are for the coffins, and Tau-Tau above are symbolization of the deceased. Traditional cemetery of Lemo.

Tana Toraja, Indonesia  Cuernos de búfalo sacrificados en honor a un difunto

Tana Toraja, Indonesia Cuernos de búfalo sacrificados en honor a un difunto

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Tana Toraja, Marante village, traditional Torajan house known as tongkonan with intricate hand-carved and painted wooden wall panels and a dragon figure above a water buffalo head replica. Water buffaloes are sacrificed at funeral ceremonies.

Indonesia, Sulawesi, Tana Toraja, Marante village, traditional house known as tongkonan with intricate hand-carved and painted wooden wall panels and a dragon figure above a water buffalo head replica. Water buffaloes are sacrificed at funeral ceremonies.

Of the many burial sites in Tana Toraja, none is as poignant as the baby graves in the village of Kambira, where infants are entombed in the trunks of Tarra trees.

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13 / 38 Next SULAWESI Of the many burial sites in Tana Toraja, none is as poignant as the baby graves in the village of Kambira, where infants are entombed in the trunks of Tarra trees.

Tana Toraja

Tana Toraja tour is megalithic tour in South Sulawesi Indonesia, the world known Tana Toraja walking dead.

Best kept graves – In Toraja culture, the higher your grave,  the closer you are to the gods in Puya. Photo by Teguh Wicaksono.

Best kept graves – In Toraja culture (Indonesia), the higher your grave, the closer you are to the gods in Puya. Photo by Teguh Wicaksono.

Cliff graves in Tana Toraja

'Cliff graves in Tana Toraja' by Anabela Sequeira

Cliff graves in Tana Toraja

'Cliff graves in Tana Toraja' by Anabela Sequeira

Rice fields on Toraja from Cultural Travel in Tana Toraja, Sulawesi, Indonesia

Rice fields on Toraja from In the Footsteps of Field Biologist Alfred Wallace Exploring the Islands of the Indonesian Archipelago on a "Pinisi"

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