Tampang Allo

Top choice in Tana Toraja

Whether it's the tau tau, the cave itself, or the peaceful rice paddy setting squeezed between a maze of cliffs, this is one our favourite sites in Tana Toraja. The graves reportedly belong to the chiefs of Sangalla, descendants of the mythical divine being Tamborolangiq who introduced the caste system and death rituals into Torajan society. Their skulls all look the same as any commoner's, however.

Take a Kijang from Makale to Sangalla; get off at Suaya, and walk the concrete path to Tampang Allo.