Saturday, July 2, 2011

Stone Lemo, Tana Toraja

Place of burial or funeral corpse-shaped holes in the wall rock. This place is the result of human creations exceptional Toraja. How not wake that has been around since the 16th century was made by chiseling.

At that time, certainly with very simple equipment. Lemo is located in the village (valley) Lemo. About 12 kilometers south of Rantepao or six kilometers north of Makale.

Lemo named because some models of the rock hole round, freckled like oranges or limes. Stone graves are considered the burrow paa '.

There are 75 holes in the wall rock. Some of them have statues lined the so-called tau-tau. The statues are a symbol of social position, status, and their role during the life of the local nobility.

These objects are crowded with visitors since 1960. Besides watching the stone tomb, tourists can also buy various souvenirs or walking path around the object witnessed pangi fruit ripe fruit brown. The fruits were ready to be processed and eaten as a food typical Toraja tribe called pantollo pamarrasan.

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