Toraja - SulawesiGrand Funeral Ceremony
With the area of 174.000km², Sulawesi is the 4th largest island after Papua, Kalimantan, and Sumatera. The name Sulawesi derived from Bugis word mean “Sula=island” and “wesi=metal”. Like the other island in Indonesia, Sulawesi has the source of metal. It’s located above Bali, about 600km or 1 hour flight from Bali, between Kalimantan and Maluku.
The ancient name of Sulawesi is Celebes, given by the Portuguese explorers. Sulawesi is a transition between the ancient part of Asia and Australia. There is an imaginary line between Kalimantan and Sulawesi. Kalimantan used to be the part of the ancient Asia and Sulawesi was the part of Australia. You will find the difference in terms of flora and fauna between two
The center of Sulawesi is formed of
There are some National Park in Sulawesi :
- Bunaken – Marine National Park in the north of the Island
- Wakatobi – Marine National Park in the south of the Island
- Bogani Nani Wartabone– Flora et Fauna
- Lore Lindu- Flora et Fauna
- Bantimurung– Butterflies National Park
TORAJA : GRAND FUNERAL CEREMONY
Toraja is located about 300km in the north of Makasar, representing a culture of mountainous Sulawesi people. The city Rantepao is the capital of Toraja
As they live in
How to get to Toraja ?
To get to Toraja, you have to pass by Makassar. Makassar is an important city of the eastern Indonesia. You can find flights from Jakarta, Surabaya, Yogyakarta, Denpasar, and Balikpapan. The flight companies that serves the flight to Makassar are Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air, Batik Air,
Destinations of Sulawesi