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Indonesia is the largest archipelago country in the world and its territory is the largest in Southeast Asia. Not only that, its population ranks 4th in the world. Indonesia is indeed unique because of its heterogeneous diversity, both religion, ethnicity, culture, language and so on.
Being an archipelago that has a plurality and diverse geographical conditions is a blessing for Indonesia because it raises hundreds of destinations and thousands of extraordinary tourism spots.
Among the thousands, one that is worldwide and has its own uniqueness is the Toraja tribe. Toraja is one of the ethnic groups inhabiting the island of Sulawesi, which is located in the central part of Indonesia. The largest ethnic settlements are in the northern provinces of South Sulawesi and West Sulawesi, which include three districts namely Tana Toraja, North Toraja and Mamasa.
Toraja is one of the proto-Malay (old Malay) ethnic groups along with the Batak, Dayak, Sasak, Nias and several other tribes who came earlier in the archipelago. It is estimated that they immigrated from the Yunan area in 1500 BC.
Toraja settlements themselves are in the mountains with an altitude of more than 700 m above sea level. Mountain topography is a gift because of its natural beauty that is so charming, cold, cool and peaceful.