Tongkonan: Traditional housing in Tana Toraja

Always Restless Feet

The tongkonan is the name of the traditional housing in the regency of Tana Toraja, Central Sulawesi. (Indonesia) They are really quite spectacular part of the landscape and a major attraction of the area.The upturned ends of each roof are supposedly representative of the horns of a bull, but also contribute to keeping the house cooler during summer. They hold several rooms upstairs and usually a porch and/or other rooms downstairs.

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2 Responses to Tongkonan: Traditional housing in Tana Toraja

  1. nelson RN says:

    Interesting! Thanks for sharing!

  2. narhvalur says:

    Yes, me too found it different and interesting…

    Thanks for dropping by…

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