To spend my Idul Fitri break, I decided to visit Tana Toraja. Tana Toraja is a district in South Sulawesi province, Indonesia. This place is amazing, so beautiful. I’d love to share some photos taken from this place.
You see two white spots on the left? Those are churches. Can’t imagine, how they built them on the hill. The roads here are rocky and the hills are very steep.
This is Toraja’s traditional house or Tongkonan. Tongkonan has boat-shaped and over sized saddle back roof. Like most of Indonesia’s Austronesian-based traditional architecture Tongkonan are built on piles. The construction of Tongkonan is laborious work and it is usually built with the help of all family members. In the original Toraja society, only nobles had the right to build tongkonan. Commoners live in smaller and less decorated homes called Banua. (Source:Wikipedia)
We stayed here. No need AC, because it’s VERY cold at night. I even wore two pairs of socks. Still, they’re not enough to keep me warm. Brrrrrrrr……
This is another Tongkonan.
This is the rice barn,this one is the original version, many of the Torajans have modernized their rice barn.
People in this village eat brown rice every single day. My happy tummy is grateful for that.
Rice field everywhere.
A woman is working near her rice field, Tough job!
You think it’s a house? Nope, it’s someone’s grave. The family built it on a high hill. Usually followed by traditional funeral ritual. Stunning culture!