PALLAWA,amazing traditional Torajan village

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Sulawesi, Indonesia

PALLAWA,amazing traditional Torajan village Sulawesi Reviews

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A living Unesco World Heritage site Sep 20, 2009
Pallawa located on a hill, 10 km north of Rantepao,near Pangli, is a very well-preserved traditional Torajan village less popular than Ke'te Kesu'but equally attractive and still a living compound with some inhabitants.There are there 11 traditional houses(tongkonan) and 15 ricebarns arranged as usual in two rows aligned east-west direction.The ancestral houses facing north are decorated with tens of waterbuffalos horns.

Although known as a turisty place with many tongkonan used as shops selling souvenirs from all over Indonesia,we have seen only one other tourist couple.We couldn't resist to buy a lovely ebony couple with striking "attributes"!

Few weeks ago a funeral ceremony was held and we saw its remains:temporary shelters and waterbuffallo horns drying on the ground.
entering Pallawa,amazing tradition…
decorated ricebarn front
this ancestral house,a tongkonan i…
traditional houses
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