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Londa Burial Caves

| Londa Village, Rantepao, Indonesia
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If by yourself: hire a guide with the lights

Special place to visit. We were by ourselves and hired one of the guides that wait at the entrance... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Katinka v
via mobile
Amazing graves

A must visit to understand the culture better! How death is something to look up to, to be honored... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jakarta, Indonesia
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| Londa Village, Rantepao, Indonesia
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

you can see a lot of sculls and old cuffins. nature paid tribute to the skeletons and wood - but a visit is definitely worth it

Thank Philipp v
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Worth learning about the unique Tana Toraja culture and its traditions ... (there is a good 10 minute TED talk that gives you context). Take a good guide and enjoy the culture

Thank DeannToni
Reviewed 29 June 2017

It was very interesting to see the different types of graves going back a few centuries to the rock graves up to the present day with the family grave houses.

Thank bella c
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Londa is the most impressive cave burial in Torajaland. Actually the highest caste Torajans are buried in the highest places so holes for graves are carved on sheer cliffs for them. The caves are for low castes. We can see endless skulls and skeletons here,...More

Thank Andresguia
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