Lemo

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Kendra
Tallinn, Estonia54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017
Lemo was very quiet burial site. IT was nice walk from parking place to the burial site. No quide needed. There were also few souvenir shops (and its very good, because in Sulawesi its rare and souvenirs are hard to find). I liked the views and the cliff. Visiting doesnt take much time, because you are not going anywhere inside.
Written 1 December 2017
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Paul Catteeuw
Kontich, Belgium114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Solo
This is the best place to see wonderful tautau. It is a splendid walk in lush natures, seeing all these magnificent wooden tautau. Do not however let them fool you. The oldest tautau do not have a face, having a similar face as the deceased is a fairly young tradition.
As long as you know that you can only enjoy the walk.
Written 16 September 2017
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fr4nc1sc4
Jakarta, Indonesia446 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
The burial place in Lemo is quite small in size but really amazing.
I just wish that Unesco would inscribe the site (including all other sites across Tana Toraja) and give the World Heritage Status.
Enough said.
Written 12 September 2017
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BingahS
Jakarta, Indonesia105 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
A must visit site to see the few different graves in Tana Toraja. Quite impressive digging of the stone cliff for the graves...
Written 1 August 2017
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Bella C
Cape Town Central, South Africa463 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Friends
We spent a whole day around Rantepao learning about the complex Torajan funeral & burial rites. Starting with the market for the sacrificial bullocks & pigs; an actual funeral & 3 different grave sites.
This grave site built into a cliff was very interesting as the Tau Tau (wooden effigies of the dead) were quite different from the modern seated version. These ones were standing with their arms outstretched which was very moving.
This site is still being used & you could see men excavating new graves high up on the cliff.
You could walk across the paddy field & go along a path close to the lower graves but our party just took photos & looked at the small shops selling interesting souvenirs.
Written 8 July 2017
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Apuspita
Jakarta, Indonesia44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Friends
Located near Makale, the visit to Lemo started with beautiful scenery while we reaching this place. It was not as big as I imagine, but it showed everything I want to see in Toraja: carved cliff with Tau-tau (human wooden statues representing the dead), paddy field between hills, lovely souvenir shops with Torajan fabrics and mini Tau-tau statues for sale. It's better to visit this place with a guide to learn more about the history of this burial cliff.
Written 5 June 2017
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Boleslav
Colorado1,883 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
Lemo is one of the places where busloads of tourists are admiring its colorful tau tau- effigies- that are displayed on the balconies of two large rock faces.
It is the best to come here very early, around 8 in the morning to have the place for yourself, then you will be able to appreciate the delicate carvings of the little statues representing those relatives who passed away.
Written 19 August 2016
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Dave C
Derby, UK10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
Went with a "little monkey" on motorbike. The scenery was peaceful and authentic including during the ride after turning off the main road. The site itself was interesting but the area was rather small. There is an interesting wood carving gift shop selling carvings for sales.

We saw a water buffalo in rice fields.

Written 9 July 2016
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LilyTJ
Hoi An, Vietnam20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Couples
Once we arrived, local kids approached us offering a tour guide into the caves. The fee was reasonable as they do not charge a specific rate. I guess it's because it was a low season near Christmas holiday. The burial cave was quite preserved by the locals and the natural landscape around the burial cave is quite spectacular too.
Written 19 June 2016
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R14nA
Ungasan, Indonesia79 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015
arrived here at noon, really enjoy the view, it's bit creepy if you remember that it was actually the cemetery, but you will feel amazed once you see the cliff with the tau tau (the wooden puppet they have made resembles the deceased people) "standing" in front of the "window", they look small from the distance, but when you see it closer, they look bigger, even as big as the real human :)
Written 11 April 2016
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