Kete Kesu Village
Kete Kesu Village
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Singapore, Singapore2,068 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
You get to see almost everything here.
Entrance fee is affordable and you will spend more than two hours at the attraction.
Written August 16, 2020
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Toraja tour leader
Rantepao, Indonesia13 contributions
May 2018 • Family
ke'te' kesu' is a village condition having beautyful panorama located in bonoran north of toraja,and the place for sociality meeting and sociality life for torajan people.
Written May 27, 2018
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Cuxong13
37 contributions
Jan 2017 • Friends
Kete Kesu is the oldest traditional village in Toraja. Not so far from Rantepao city. The entrance fee based on Jan 2017 is 10k rupiah.
Behind the village there is a stone tomb.
The place is nice and unique. Best visit is in the morning or afternoon. As the sun light will give more effect.
Written January 11, 2017
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Philip C
Spokane216 contributions
Dec 2016 • Couples
Every visitor to Tana Toraja will likely wish to visit Ketu Kesu village. That' fine. We've been there at least 3 times over the years with different guests. It provides a good introduction to the Torajan culture with the traditional houses and cemetery. And one can purchase souvenirs. (Be prepared-it can be quite crowded).
We would recommend Bori' Parinding, where one can get off the beaten track and away from the crowds.
Written January 2, 2017
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Bagus Perbawa
Denpasar, Indonesia643 contributions
Aug 2019 • Solo
Kete kesu is the first place to visit when travelling to Toraja. It has traditional Torajan house (tongkonan house) and nearby hanging tomb. You have to visit this place with a guide that understands the local customs otherwise you will miss out on the wealth of information and tradition Torajan do in their daily life.

Visit early in the morning as it usually gets busier as the day goes by. Tickets at 30K for foreigner and half for domestic/Indonesian. Most of the tourist attractions in Toraja incur similar price tag.

Visit the tomb at the back - simply follow the direction, you will not get lost. Warning - there are practically lots of human remains and if you're not into this type of adventure, don't go near. They don't bury the dead and skeletons, bones and remains are eveywhere around the cemetery.

All in all, great tradition, fascinating culture and amazing way of life.
If you're lucky enough, the local may offer you to see their 'tedong' or water buffalo (or ride them). I get the chance to see one of the 'Saleko' (the most expensive buffalo in the world) . During the funeral, this Saleko (no picture, I was not allowed to take any) can be purchased up to 100 thousand USD (even more). Price comes second as for them, their devotion for their beliefs is much more important than the monetary values.
Written September 4, 2019
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Dawannes
Hoogstraten, Belgium212 contributions
Nov 2017 • Couples
One the First places you Will probably visit, do so, but rent a bike and go exploring, much more to see
Written October 6, 2018
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puk1936
Brussels, Belgium186 contributions
Apr 2018 • Family
It behooves you to go with a local guide. There is so much history and so much to see that a local guide will make the experience so much more meaningful.
Written April 29, 2018
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Olga V
Zagreb, Croatia38 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
Travelling around the world means to find that people are not so different: everybody wants a litlle bit of happeniess, love and peacefull life. Sometimes that looks litlle bit a strange in visual shape, but deep in heart! Houses in Kete Kesu village are very beautiful, very colourful and very interesting. This is etno village and although they own this houses, nobody lives there. My group has very good guide (man from Toraja people) so that his explanation about way of life was very good and I enjoyed very much visiting this part of Indonesia..
Written April 22, 2018
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harry_mdj
Bali, Indonesia209 contributions
Dec 2017 • Friends
Like most of Torajans, They buried the dead inside stone cave, cave or rock cliff.
Ketekesu is one of the biggest and the famous rock cliff cemeteries in Toraja.
You have to go here.
Please be aware that skulls may scattered and raw exposed without any barrier.
Written December 27, 2017
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Melly4ever
13 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
This is a very popular destination, but it is a must to visit this with a local guide!

We came here as part of our 4 Day tour with local-guides dot org, whom I can highly recommend! You can book in advance your tours on their website (or even hire a super comfortable airport pick-up service from Makassar) against the lowest prices we could find online, and they gave us a top-notch guide!

Super comfortable and highly recommended.
Written October 28, 2017
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