Nestled in a shallow valley between grassy hills, Praiyawang is a traditional compound of Sumbanese houses and the ceremonial focus of the more modern village of Rende, located 7km south of Melolo. It has an imposing line-up of nine stone-slab tombs, the largest is that of a chief of this former kingdom. Shaped like a buffalo, it consists of four stone pillars 2m high, supporting a monstrous slab about 5m long, 2.5m wide and 1m thick. Two stone tablets stand atop the main slab, carved with figures. A massive Sumbanese house with concrete pillars faces the tombs, along with a number of rumah adat (traditional houses).
Within the tombs, it's permitted to bury siblings together, and grandchildren and grandparents, but the deceased can't be buried alongside their parents. Crocodile statues represent the king, turtles are only seen on women's tombs and cockatoos and horses are symbols of democracy and ruling.