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The tomb of Pong Massangka’

Tourist attraction in the form of a historical tomb is located in Pangli, Sesean District, North Toraja, ± 8 km away from the city of Rantepao.

This historic tomb is a patane (one form of tomb of the Toraja people) made of wood shaped Toraja house. It was built in 1930 for a widow named Palindatu who died in 1920 and is celebrated according to the highest traditional ceremony in the ritual of the death of the Torajan, which is called rapasan sapu randanan.

The tomb of Pong Massangka’ in Pangli

Palindatu had a child named Pong Massangka’ who was so persistent and brave against the Dutch colonials that he was finally banished to Nusa Kambangan, an island in south of Central Java, in 1917 then returned to Toraja in 1930 and died in 1960 at the age of 120 years . The body of Pong Massangka which is titled Ne’ Babu’ is buried in this tomb and in front of the tomb there is a tau-tau (statue) made of carved stone.

Reference : Bibliography 077

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