Sulawesi is fantastic country to immerse yourself in culture and local traditions. A visit to Tana Toraja is like wandering through a National Geographic documentary. The regency, found in the South Sulawesi province of Indonesia, is home to the Toraja ethnic group, who are renowned for their elaborate and unusual funeral rites. The opportunity to attend a funeral, which are social events that last for several days, would be a highlight for any visitor, but the breathtaking scenery – including the eerie cliff-side cemeteries – and hospitality of the local people is reason enough to travel here.
Sengkang, resting on the eastern banks of the wondrous Lake Temple, is a charming town within the South Sulawesi province of Indonesia. This lovely destination hosts a historic market town feel, retaining cultural traditions such as silk weaving, colourful wedding celebrations and the quaint floating homes for the fishermen. Travellers to the wondrous Sengkang can meander through the lively city centre, sample the mouth-watering local cuisine, tour one of the high-end silk factories, or visit one many delightful sites of worship. Nature enthusiasts’ and bird lovers’ alike will be thrilled at the spectacular bird watching opportunities of Lake Temple.
- Bird watching
Airport: Sultan Hasanuddin Airport (Makassar)
Local Language: Bahasa Indonesia
The dry season between July and August is the best time to go although it can be very busy with tourists.