Sunday, July 5, 2009

#67 - Tana Toraja

Veronica sent me this view of Tana Toraja, the traditional highland home of the indigenous Torajan people of Southern Indonesia.

Torajans are renowned for their elaborate funeral rites, burial sites carved into rocky cliffs, massive peaked-roof traditional houses (which you can see here), and colourful wood carvings.

You can check out another view of the homes here. I wonder why they're built off the ground like that....rain? monsoon?

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