Kete Kesu Village
Kete Kesu Village
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roamas
Sydney, Australia602 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Just a stone’s throw away from our accommodation at the Sanduk Homestay (highly recommended) is Kete Kesu. You can’t not go here as the explanation from a knowledgeable guide will put a lot of Torajan history into perspective. Beyond the 300yo traditional houses are rockside graves so definitely spend 1-2 hours in this vicinity.
Written 19 July 2023
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Dee Daning
Jakarta, Indonesia12 contributions
Jul 2020 • Business
The place that we must see when we're in North Toraja...

If we want to know about history, culture and how the local people in daily life...pls come to this heritage
Written 18 August 2020
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Follow Us
Singapore, Singapore2,069 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 16 August 2020
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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 4 September 2019
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kathywin
Scotch Plains, NJ56 contributions
Aug 2019
This is an interesting place with a row of rice barns and a row of houses built in the Toraja ship like style. There are also cave wall graves and tau tau figures. Nice people.
Written 17 August 2019
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espertobram
Jakarta, Indonesia50 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Toraja has a very unique point of view about death, from treating the death as a sick people before the ceremony were held until the tomb inside the rock.

Kete Kesu is one of the site that has all the historical point of view, from the traditional warehouse (to store the rice), traditional house, until stone grave

If you're lucky enough to have a guide that understand all the historical part of this village, you will find Toraja is only one of the most unique tribe in Indonesia that seeing death from another point of view
Written 6 June 2019
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Eksotis Tour and Travel by Taufik Hakim
Makassar, Indonesia19 contributions
Feb 2019 • Solo
to visite kete kesu villages , it nice in the afternoon because the colour of the sun can help you to have nice picture
Written 15 March 2019
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Sinawan P
Tentena, Indonesia19 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
A long The Year, This Site Always Fully Visited By the Traveller. Domestic and Foreigners. From Outside, It's Offer the Fantastic View with Torajan Traditional House and Paddy Field. When You Enter the Site, Amazing Traditionel House with The Rice Barn. Decorated with Torajan Scluptur. While Walking Around the Site, You will Find The People Make their Souvenirs and they Offer to the Travellers. Don't miss it this place if You are There. Recommedded.
Written 12 January 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 6 October 2018
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juca000
Nubeena, Australia5 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
I loved my visit to this site, amazing experience from such a different culture. A bit creepy sometimes but what more amazed me is understanding how simple the people from this region live all their life to spend all the money for the funeral. Really make you think about it
Written 27 September 2018
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