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View of surroundings of Rantepao from Batutumonga

Rantepao is a town and capital of North Toraja Regency, which is known for the cultural center of Toraja ethnic group. National and regional tourism offices have developed the city as the starting point for visiting Tana Toraja, since the area was opened for tourism in the 1970s.[1]

Sacrifice of buffaloes in Rantepao


  1. ^ Adams, Kathleen M. (January 31, 1990). "Cultural Commoditization in Tana Toraja, Indonesia". Cultural Survival Quarterly 14 (1). Retrieved 2007-05-18. 

Coordinates: 2°58′08″S 119°54′00″E / 2.969°S 119.9°E / -2.969; 119.9