Tana Toraja Traditional Settlement
Tana Toraja is part of the Tentative list of Indonesia in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
Tana Toraja Traditional Settlement consists of 10 traditional properties in the Tana Toraja Regency. The compounds include houses, granaries, burial sites, ceremonial grounds with menhirs, rice-fields, bamboo forests, and grazing ground or pasture for buffalo and pigs. They reflect early Austronesian culture and are still part of a living tradition. The Toraja are renowned for their elaborate funeral rites, burial sites carved into rocky cliffs, massive peaked-roof traditional houses known as tongkonan, and colourful wood carvings.
Map of Tana Toraja Traditional SettlementLoad map
The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.
I should say that the culture of the tribe in Tana Toraja is really amazing. And that includes the outstanding story and value on their burial sites.
I was amazed that this settlement is not inscribed yet.
It is a 7 hrs trip by night bus from Makassar, South Sulawesi (nearest airport), but really worth it.
Highly recommended and a must.
2014 Incomplete - not examined
2009 Added to Tentative List
2001 Incomplete - not examined
Successor to former TWHS Toraja (1995)
The site has 11 locations