Skip to main content

Kete Kesu

Kete' Kesu is a traditional village of Tana Toraja near Rantepao city, Sanggalangi districts, North Toraja regency, South Sulawesi, where the traditional life of the community is still found and various ancient relics such as stone graves more than 500 years, also canoe-shaped stone coffin containing the remains of human skull and bones.

Kete Kesu is classic village of Toraja culture in rows of Tongkonan houses is a traditional Toraja house stately and old graveyard where almost all the laid stone coffin hanging on the cliffs or caves. In some places visible graves belong to the nobility in the landscape of meadows and lush rice fields.

Tinuku Travel Kete Kesu Toraja, traditional village in row Tongkonan houses 300 years old, 500 years tombs and menhirs Travel Kete Kesu Toraja, traditional village in row Tongkonan houses 300 years old, 500 years tombs and menhirs Kete Kesu Toraja, traditional village in row Tongkonan houses 300 years old, 500 years tombs and menhirs

Tongkonan rows in Kete Kesu has rock cliffs panaorama background. On the cliffs many human bones as an area reserved for the final resting place or Toraja residents cemetery. In cliff area also has a Erong as place to put the human body.

At the top of cliff walls there are also Tau-Tau are sculptures and complete clothing as a symbol of family members who have died. Graves 500 years old and 300-year-old traditional houses are dealing with small granaries. Six architecture Tongkonan very pretentious and 12 barns are complementary piece of ceremonial land decorated by 20 menhirs and palm trees.

Tongkonan house is architecturally shaped stage and have entered beside the stairs. Construction of buildings using wood, bamboo and without nails. Wooden pegs were placed in construction to interconnected and locked to one another. The roof is made of woven bamboo.

Three layers of woven bamboo protects the top of the house. Bamboo overgrown by moss trust hold rainwater seepage. Torajanese perform the rituals of slaughtering buffalo, while the horns pinned lined up on wooden pole in front of each Tongkonan. The more buffalo horn, the higher the social position of the house owner.

Rice barns built using the same architectural techniques with Tongkonan. Granaries serves to accommodate the rice harvest and blend with traditional houses. Red, yellow and black are the main colors in Toraja culture. Red symbolizes nobility, yellow is joy, and black has sense of sorrow.

In one Tongkonan as a museum containing collection of objects such as Toraja traditional ancient engravings, weapons, ceramics, sculpture, fabrics from China and others. Museum is also a training center bamboo handicraft manufacture. The people living in this village have sculptor and painting skills.

Kete Kesu village is the area of culture and indigenous traditional ceremonies Toraja including Rambu Solok or funerals, Rambu Tuka or entering a new homes ceremonial and various other customary rituals. In the month of June to December various ceremonies and rituals are generally done by the people at this village.

Tinuku Travel Kete Kesu Toraja, traditional village in row Tongkonan houses 300 years old, 500 years tombs and menhirs Travel Kete Kesu Toraja, traditional village in row Tongkonan houses 300 years old, 500 years tombs and menhirs Kete Kesu Toraja, traditional village in row Tongkonan houses 300 years old, 500 years tombs and menhirs

Location: Tikunna Malenong sub-district, Sanggalangi district, North Toraja regency, South Sulawesi.

Activity: Explore ethnography, archeology, architecture, culture and culinary. Seeing sunset and sunrise, hunting photography and videography, and others.

Complementary facilities: Car parking, restrooms, restaurants, hotels and resorts.

Reach access: 6 km from Rantepao city, 19 km from Makale city.

Routes and public transport: All flights to Pongtiku Airport in Makale city, then using a car to Kete Kesu site. Another alternative flight to Makassar city, then using a car to Kete Kesu site.

Xvlor Explore Papua



List of airports in China

China is generally a land country where almost all areas have connected transportation systems, but air transport is the best choice for travel efficiency, except for travelers who seek adventure along the rivers, ferry to reach several small islands and overland journeys.

Airports are spread over many where they have two types of services. International airport to serve international and domestic routes, while domestic airports only serve inter-regional routes in the country. Below is a list of active public airports in China. This list may increase considering that many new airports are still under construction or reduced due to many relocation plans.

= City, airport name, IATA

Anqing, Anqing Tianzhushan Airport, AQGChizhou, Chizhou Jiuhuashan Airport, JUHFuyang, Fuyang Xiguan Airport, FUGHefei, Hefei Xinqiao International Airport, HFEHuangshan, Huangshan Tunxi International Airport, TXNWuhu/Xuancheng, Wuhu Xuancheng Airport
Beijing, Beijing Capital International Airport, …

Timang Beach

Pantai Timang is coastal attraction forms the boundary between Java Island and Indian Ocean in Danggolo Sub-village, Purwodadi Village, Tepus District, Gunung Kidul Regency, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, as one of the beaches in Gunung Kidul which has white sand. The beach is in a secluded area between Siung Beach and Sundak Beach where a coral island becomes a lobster habitat.

Timang Beach traveled using vehicle from Wonosari City for about 32 kilometers where the motorcycle is the best mode to facilitate travel. This beach is flanked by beaches on the coast of Tepus where the west including Seruni, Pok Tunggal and Ngetun, while in the east are Jogan, Siung, and Nglambor.

This beach consists of two parts where the first part of the east is the white sandy beach and many pandanus plants around it, while the second part to the west is a steep hill rock that directly borders the sea and has great views of the island or a large rock offshore.

The island gets its name as Long Rock or Long Island…

Odzala-Kokoua National Park

Odzala-Kokoua National Park or Odzala National Park is a conservation area of 13,500 sq kilometers (5,200 sq mi) at the Cuvette-Ouest Department, Republic of the Congo, declared a protected area in 1935, biosphere reserves in 1977, and national parks in the year 2001 at. Odzala-Kokoua has more than 100 species of mammals and as one of the most diverse primate populations in Africa.

Odzala-Kokoua is managed by the African Parks in collaboration with the Ministry of Forest Economy, Sustainable Development and Environment of the Republic of the Congo in 2010. The park has retained the old rainforests and terrain that vary from 350 meters (1,150 feet) to forest bushy and lots of glade. The area also includes dry forests, savannahs and rainforest ecosystems.

Odzala National Park is one of the oldest national parks in Africa has been neglected for many years and suffered heavy poaching. The poaching of ivory and bushmeat remains a constant threat. African Parks began to organize in 2010 and…