Toraja land, a highland area in southern Sulawesi that is regarded as among the top travel destinations in Indonesia, is where the Toraja tribe resides. Tana Toraja in South Sulawesi Province provides a glimpse of the diversity and depth of Indonesia's enduring traditions and gives you the impression that you've traveled back in time.
The Tongkonan, or high peaked-roof, homes of the Torajan tribe are highly recognized for their culture, custom, and ceremonies. They have a distinctive design that helps them stand out as a lovely location in Indonesia. Although Tongkonan's distinctive architectural features, such as its boat-shaped homes and other structures, immediately catch the eye, the folks are what truly distinguish this slice of natural beauty. By all descriptions, they are perhaps the most hospitable and friendly people one could ever wish to encounter.
The Toraja response to passing away is one of respect and joy. The body of the deceased is preserved after death, typically for a number of years, till the funeral service, which can take several days. The deceased are finally buried in graves dug into nearby caverns during extensive funeral ceremonies that feature plenty of food and traditional dance.
Visitors to the region have the option of trekking through the famously beautiful and clean landscape or visiting communities and meeting the inhabitants. Spending money on a local guide to explore Tana Toraja is worthwhile. They'll offer you a behind-the-scenes look at these fascinating practices, as well as some of the less well-known cemeteries and hamlet settlements distinguished by their colorful exteriors and boat-shaped roofing.