PENANIAN in the district of NANGGALA,an interesting deserted Torajan village,a Unesco site.

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entering the Nanggala "kampung",a Unesco World Heritage Site
                              Located 16 km east of Rantepao,surrounded by a low stone wall with an entrance on the western side,Penanian kampung in the district of NANGGALA (don't confuse with one of the many Penanian in Tana Toraja is a traditional Torajan village almost inhabited(only a couple of old people are living there), that consists of impressive royal Kongkonan facing a row of 16 modern alang(ricebarns) aligned east-west and carved with stunning modern motifs of soldiers,guns and even cars!
                             To the east lies the"rante",the ceremonial ground and the graveyard with wooden coffin houses.
an impressive royal tongkonan

                             One other feature of this village is the usual presence of thousands of bats,sign of prosperity,nesting in the trees at its entry and around in bamboo trees,unfortunately for us,we have seen none and nobody too!
                             Few weeks before our visit was held a funeral ceremony of an important notable with a minister attending and one can see some remains:pic of the deceased,signs...
                             This settlement is a Unesco World Heritage Site.
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entering the Nanggala kampung,a …
entering the Nanggala "kampung",a…
an impressive royal tongkonan
an impressive royal tongkonan
the row of ricebarns
the row of ricebarns
tongkonan(traditional Torajan hous…
tongkonan(traditional Torajan hou…
Im glad to see that people wait f…
I'm glad to see that people wait …
a tongkonan
a tongkonan
in front of a tongkonan
in front of a tongkonan
modeled head of waterbuffalo
modeled head of waterbuffalo
traditional carvings
traditional carvings
carvings
carvings
a modeled head of a spotted waterb…
a modeled head of a spotted water…
traditional tongkonan
traditional tongkonan
part of the row of alang
part of the row of alang
modern alang
modern alang
in Nanggala
in Nanggala
modern alang
modern alang
picture of the noble deceased
picture of the noble deceased
a row of 16 modern alang(ricebarns)
a row of 16 modern alang(ricebarns)
modern alang
modern alang
in a grandiose house
in a grandiose house
in the same house
in the same house
idem
idem
idem
idem
kind of tau tau
kind of tau tau
tongkonan
tongkonan
tongkonan facing a row of ricebarns
tongkonan facing a row of ricebarns
traditional motifs
traditional motifs
no bats no prosperity for us!
no bats no prosperity for us!
close to Nanggala
close to Nanggala
NANGGALA
photo by: bernard69