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Poor animals

Passing this market under high sun, I remind myself on the similar markets in Europe, because... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2018
Olga V
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Zagreb, Croatia
Awesome

It’s a must see when in Rantepao. The market price for kerbau is sometimes mindstaggering. It shows... read more

Reviewed April 4, 2018
Paul C
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Kontich, Belgium
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It Is interesting if you want to understand more about Toraja culture and Way of thinking. Why they trade the water buffalos and other animals you will have answers there.

Thank Vlado Z
Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

in bolu there are many buffaloes wich able to sac rifices at the fune ral of ceremony.the seller and the buyer meet in bolu to make a bargain and deal..u can see many kind of buffaloes in bolu.

Thank Frist K
Reviewed April 29, 2018

Passing this market under high sun, I remind myself on the similar markets in Europe, because only different was kind of animal: water buffalo. Other things were same: tired people, poor animals, hot and wet weather and waiting for traders. But, animals are so beautiful,...More

1  Thank Olga V
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

It’s a must see when in Rantepao. The market price for kerbau is sometimes mindstaggering. It shows how important the rambu solo ceremony is to Torajans.

1  Thank Paul C
Reviewed November 10, 2017

If you plan to visit, Tuesday and Saturday is a better day as it's the market day, more activity of people buying and selling livestock. There are many bulls on sale and many pigs on sale. We can walk inside and around the bulls and...More

2  Thank Mama2010
Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

How can you come to Rantepao and not visit the pasar bolu. Impressive and unique. You don't have to buy a kerbau. Just enjoy this place.

Thank Paul C
Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

Fascinated by the amount of buffalos being sold here. Not to be shock, some selling price is even expensive than buying a car back in my country! However, come prepare as the smell is unpleasant and lots of dunks. We also get to see like...More

Thank Elton H
Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

Worth a look 20,000 to enter. Lots of buffaloes for sale in varying sizes. Pigs are sold strapped onto bamboo boards and piglets are just tied up in sacks. Looks cruel from western eyes. Cockrels are also sold for fights. Interesting to see but sometimes...More

Thank Eleanor108
Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile

Here you will see a lot of water buffalo and pigs that are being sold. They are mainly used for burials and to keep as livestock. It is an ok place to visit but don't take to long as there are other places more interesting...More

Thank Yurrian v
Reviewed July 23, 2017

If you're travelling to Toraja, and haven't see any water buffalo or black and white water buffalo (called "tedong bonga"). This is the place for you! They just open on Tuesdays (cmiiw) and Saturdays, but the local say it's better to go there at Saturday...More

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