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Londa Burial Caves

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Address: Londa Village, Rantepao, Indonesia

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Nice place

Its a good place to visit, we went with three friends and a guide and was a nice experience to saw it and to know everithing of that place, you can go on your own too , it will be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Its a good place to visit, we went with three friends and a guide and was a nice experience to saw it and to know everithing of that place, you can go on your own too , it will be very good too

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Melaka, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely setting and interesting to see. Many coffins pushed into holes and still showing; extremely old ones that are hanging by ropes and are disintegrating. The tau-tau were amazing - many are in very good condition. It costs 20,000 to visit and if you want to go into the cave another 30,000 for the use of an oil lamp... More 

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Thank Tiara2
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Londa Burial Caves is frankly quite boring. It's a cave with broken coffins inside it, turned into a semi tourist attraction. The skulls lined up along the edge of the caves look tacky and nothing else. I was disgusted by the use of cigarettes as parting gifts that littered the caves and coffins. It is part of the culture, but... More 

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Thank Yasmin M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Entrance fee 20.000 idr A lot of dead bodies, tau-tau statues. Easy to find from the main road (jl Makale). They'll force you to rent a gas lamp and guide for 30.000 idr, but if you have your own lamp, it's not necessary.

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Thank Zuzana L
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

You need a guide, so give them 50k as a tip when you leave. English speaking guides available. Londa is featured in many travel magazines. Takes about an hour. Easy walking but not handicap accessible. Not creepy or smelly at all.

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Thank Paul R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Large, well lit and well kept cave with tons of human remains and tahu-tahu, which are traditional funeral figurines that symbolize the dead who are placed there. Beautiful surroundings too. *Use a guide for your Toraja travel. They are very knowledgeable and give you the cultural and regional information you might not otherwise get. **Our guide was Ritha (just like... More 

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Manado, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This burial cave is one of the oldest in Toraja Land. You need to rent traditional torch and local guide which are still affordable for budget traveller. The skulls are varied from the oldest to the last 3 moths old. However, I recommend not to touch any of them because we might know any deceases contained from the skull.

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Thank Daniel G
Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

The location is easily reached by car and ample parking is provided if you bring your own car. Entry Fee of Rp. 10.000 is sooned followed by an offer for guided tour with with provided lighting which is a neccessity for this sort of tour. To rent the light is another Rp. 30.000 and you are obligated to tip the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Access if very god with perhaps the best road in Toraja .Timing is important also as large groups appear at weekends making the tight turns in caves sometimes difficult when flowing with live bodies. Interesting. Guise is essential to prevent accident and highlight of any trip

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Thank Alexander M
Rantepao, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

It is a natural cave and used by people sorrounding as a public grave. The unic thing is many very old sceleton can see but please do not touch. It is not polite for Torajaneese. In the place there are two mouth of cave and both are connecting each other. If you are a adventurer and enjoy a chalenge you... More 

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