Toraja Tourism in Indonesia
Toraja is mountainous area there are different ethnic groups and a very wonderful village with stunning views. It is located in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. The ii has a population of about 651.000, and live in Tana Toraja Regency about 452.000. Residents here have Christian or animist’s local known as aluk. Indonesia’s Government has acknowledged this as animist’s trust Aluk to Dolo means way of the ancestors. This place name comes from the Bugis language for Sub Tanete, meaning people from the Highlands. In ancient times the colonial Government of Netherlands named Toraja in 1909. This place is famous for the funeral ceremonies, with a burial site carved into rocky cliffs, and peaked on the roof traditional houses known as tongkonan, and wood carvings are colorful. Funeral rites are social events, usually attended by hundreds of people and lasting for several days. Before the 20th century, lived in autonomous villages, where they practised Animism and were relatively untouched by the outside world. In the early 1900, the first Netherlands missionary work to convert the plateau in this place to Christianity. When the Tana Toraja Regency is further opened to the outside world in 1970 to become this place as a tourism in Indonesia is quite remarkable. And exploited by tourism developers. In 1990, when tourism peaked, the community here has changed significantly, from a model of agrarian and social life and customs were outgrowths of the Aluk to Dolo to the community which is mostly Christian.
In 2013, the Regency was very popular once the tourists from different countries to see the wonders that exist here. Every day, many travelers who come here. Because of the beauty of this place is very beautiful and stunning views. Hotels here are full of travelers because of the hotels here in complete with facilities suitable for your vacation. If you want to find and eat here there is also a very good restaurant with cuisine. You do not hesitate to come back here. Because in winter and the heat is very well suited to this place. Good luck to come here. And this place is perfect for your family vacation. ?