Sunday, July 13, 2014

Inverted Boat Houses of Tana Toraja

Tana Toraja in the Sulawesi island of Indonesia is home to very interesting and unique culture. This community of people who follow a mix of Christianity and animism as their religion build their houses like inverted boats. Some say it is tradition. Some say, they were sea-farers from the Philippines and used their boat to build their first houses when they found land and the tradition followed. Their community is special for their extremely different burial rites and death ceremonies. They are so different that your eyes will pop out when you see them and it will defeat every bit of your intellect when you analyze it. They are also known for their hanging graves, cave craves, spirits for graves, rock graves, cliff graves and much more. They are also known for their animal slaughter. And they are known to celebrate their funerals very hard.

Inverted Boat shaped houses of Tana Toraja, Sulawesi, Indonesia

And to top all this, they are located in very scenic and lush terrain, which makes for a great holiday. If you are interested in knowing more about this unique culture and wish to see a lot of their spectacular countryside, do stay tuned for my articles, videos and photographs.

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