Palopo, Sulawesi, Indonesia

Palopo, Sulawesi, Indonesia

Palopo is your portal to the scenic highlands and gentle people of Tana Toraja. The Torajas practice an ancient and mysterious religion that is a mix of ancestor worship and animism. The roofs of their stilt houses are boat-shaped, and the homes are beautifully carved and painted with geometric designs. Rituals for the dead are colorful festivals that prepare the way for the soul’s entry into the hereafter. The most intriguing aspect of this unique culture is their haunting tombs – holes carved out high on the rock face and guarded by wooden effigies of the deceased, keeping watch across the surrounding lands.

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