Kete Kesu is A Unique Cultural Tourism

Kete Kesu is a village famous for its traditional customs. Currently, Kete Kesu famous for Tongkonan and Toraja tombs.

The location is about 4km to the southeast of Rantepao.  

Kete Kesu

Tongkonan house that stood in the tourist area is estimated to be 400 years old.

In this traditional house, travelers can see the shape of the house, Toraja carving, granary, buffalo horn displayed on pole house.

The more buffalo horn is formed.

The higher the level of indigenous peoples. Not just to be visited and seen but you also can learn and know more about Toraja culture.

Tongkonan house is located in this area built by Puang Ri Kesu and inherited for relatives.

Until now, the descendants of Puang Ri Kesu still maintain and preserve traditional houses.

This complex became a cultural heritage and is sometimes used as a traditional funeral ceremony.

Kete Kesu in the eyes of the world is a complete portrait of a megalithic culture in North Toraja.

Various souvenirs with typical Toraja carvings to take home as souvenirs are also available at the region’s attractions.

There were trays, coasters, bracelets, necklaces, sculptures, wall hangings and paintings.

Green rice field hill fresh air also will increase the enjoyment of your holiday with family or friends.

You can also take pictures and see for yourself how the rich culture of the Toraja people.

Don’t forget to take pictures with Buffalo Toraja. Black buffalo (regular) or Buffalo mottle.

Funeral in Kete Kesu

Skulls and bones at the cemetery littered Kete Kesu, not victims who die needlessly from Khmer Rouge regime currently in power in Cambodia.

Kete Kesu

Not a bone from a cadaver that was killed in the 1948 massacre of Jeju in Korea.

This is just one form of funeral or cemetery can be called unique in Tana Toraja, South Sulawesi.

Behind exoticism funeral tradition Tana Toraja, Indonesia indeed save the cultural wealth and natural beauty are so outstanding.

Tana Toraja funeral shape is evidence of the rich tradition of the cemetery on the cliff wall or hills can only be found in this area.

History of a tradition can’t be separated from the natural geographical conditions surrounding them, as well as Toraja tribe who live in the mountainous region to give birth to a unique form of a funeral like this.

Kete Kesu
Communications manager MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo, Artur Vilalta with his wife Marta Carreras in Kete Kesu when on vacation at the end of July 2015 Toraja ago.

“Don’t die before to Toraja”. That sayings are heard when trying to convince people to come to Toraja. Why must to Toraja before died? Because storing natural beauty and unique culture are rarely sought after in the world.

Secretly, Communication Manager for Jorge Lorenzo, Artur Vilalta, and his wife Marta Carreras Toraja vacation to end in July 2015 ago. Artur uses the momentum of the summer holidays when Lorenzo breaks MotoGP race. In Indonesia, the week, while the holiday.

Do you ever come here? if not, please visit 🙂


Hi There,

My name is Candra Setiawan. Indonesia for me is a real paradise with crazy friendly people, you know. I’m so glad born and living in Indonesia, even though we have different ethnicities, religions, and languages. But we’re still one.