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Lemo

Off Makale-Rantepao Road | Tanah Toraja, Makale, Indonesia
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Quiet and authentic

Lemo was very quiet burial site. IT was nice walk from parking place to the burial site. No quide... read more

Reviewed December 1, 2017
Kendra_EST
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Tallinn, Estonia
Wonderful tautau

This is the best place to see wonderful tautau. It is a splendid walk in lush natures, seeing all... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2017
Paul C
,
Kontich, Belgium
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“the cliff” (6 reviews)
“burial site” (2 reviews)
“burial place” (2 reviews)
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Off Makale-Rantepao Road | Tanah Toraja, Makale, Indonesia
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Reviewed December 1, 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...More

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Reviewed September 17, 2017

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...More

Thank Paul C
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Reviewed September 13, 2017

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.

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Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

A must visit site to see the few different graves in Tana Toraja. Quite impressive digging of the stone cliff for the graves...

1  Thank Bingah
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Reviewed July 8, 2017

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...More

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Reviewed June 5, 2017

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...More

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Reviewed August 20, 2016

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...More

1  Thank Boleslav
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Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

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...More

1  Thank Dave C
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Reviewed June 19, 2016

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...More

1  Thank LilyTJ
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Reviewed April 11, 2016

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"...More

Thank Leonessa 1
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