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Abbey Travel

Lufthansa City Center

Telephone: +62 21 30055999
Fax:
+62 21 30055996
Email:
info.jkt@abbey.travel
Contact Person: Abbey Travel Lufthansa City Center Head Office
AXA Tower 29th Floor, Jl. Prof. Dr. Satrio Kav. 18,
12940 Jakarta
Indonesia

Opening Hours
Monday - Friday : 8.30 am - 5.30 pm (UTC+7) Saturday : 9.00 am - 01.00 pm (UTC+7) Sunday & Public Holiday : Closed

Tana Toraja

Tana Toraja Regency (Indonesian for Torajaland or Land of the Toraja, abbreviated Tator) is a regency (kabupaten) of South Sulawesi Province of Indonesia, and home to the Toraja ethnic group. The local government seat is in Makale, while the center of Toraja culture is in Rantepao. But now, Tana Toraja has been divided to two regencies that consist of Tana Toraja with its capital at Makale and North toraja with its capital at Rantepao.


The word Toraja comes from the Buginese language term to riaja, meaning "people of the uplands". The Dutch colonial government named the people Toraja in 1909. Torajans are renowned for their elaborate funeral rites, burial sites carved into rocky cliffs, massive peaked-roof traditional houses known as tongkonan, and colourful wood carvings. Toraja funeral rites are important social events, usually attended by hundreds of people and lasting for several days

The Tana Toraja boundary was determined by the Dutch East Indies government in 1909. In 1926, Tana Toraja was under the administration of Bugis state, Luwu. The regentschap (or regency) status was given on 8 October 1946, the last regency given by the Dutch. Since 1984, Tana Toraja has been named as the second tourist destination after Bali by the Ministry of Tourism, Indonesia. Since then, hundreds of thousands of foreign visitors have visited this regency. In addition, numerous Western anthropologists have come to Tana Toraja to study the indigenous culture and people of Toraja