Rantepao Warnings and Dangers

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    Guides trust - Cartel de los guías

    by elpariente Written Dec 27, 2014

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    In few places is so important to have a good guide as in Rantepao, because apart from doing their normal duties as guides, they are those who keep the information on burials, cockfights, buffalo fights, special ceremonies ... for this reason you need to find a good guide that will make your trip much more interesting.
    In their favour to say that the level is very good, most have learned languages by "the Book" as they say and in our case the guide spoke Spanish very well, with phrases and turns of Castilian old that no longer are used and made us very funny.
    Our guide was very good
    The guides can be hired directly to the arrival of the bus to Rantepao, they will be waiting at the bus stop and after negotiating a while you can reach an agreement and they will get the bike or car for transportation for the visits.
    You may also contact local travel agents that give very good service as it was in our case and we had more advantages
    Briefing they know they are necessary and protect their business but they are very good in general
    It is a well paid money
    En pocos sitios es tan importante tener un buen guía como en Rantepao, aparte de hacer sus funciones normales de guías, son los que guardan sigilosamente la información sobre entierros, peleas de gallos, peleas de búfalos, ceremonias especiales..., por la tanto es necesario encontrar un buen guía que hará el viaje mucho más interesante .
    En su favor diremos que el nivel es muy bueno, la mayoría ha aprendido idiomas con "el libro", como ellos dicen y en el caso nuestro que el guía hablaba Español muy bien lo hacía con frases y giros de Castellano antiguo que ya no se usan y nos hacía mucha gracia.
    El nuestro era muy bueno
    Los guías se pueden contratar directamente a la llegada del autobús a Rantepao, estarán esperando y después de negociar un rato puedes llegar a un acuerdo y ellos se encargarán de conseguir la moto o el coche para hacer las visitas. También se puede hacer contactando con las agencias de viajes
    locales que dan muy buen servicio como fue en nuestro caso y tienen sus ventajas
    En definitiva que ellos saben que son necesarios, que protegen su negocio pero son muy buenos en general
    Es un dinero bien pagado

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    BEHAVE AND RESPECT FOR THE DEAD!!!

    by vee01 Written Nov 15, 2005

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    tANA Toraja is the Land of The dead.So u have to mind your words, your behavior and please do respect for the death.When u came in to the burial cave or any place in Tana Toraja, wisely suggested NOT TO TOUCH things and stuff [bones of the dead and the coffin] or worse U STEAL IT .DONT U DARE! and SAY BAD WORDS there!!.trust me or u will regret it ever.

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    Superstitious?

    by RoyJava Updated Apr 28, 2005

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    When feeling weakness in your stomach watching dead corps you better do not enter the burial-caves. Skulls, human bones and even corps are to be seen and sometimes seem to have been placed in strategic locations for the benefit of sightseers. Also superstitious minds better stay away from the caves-inside. You might get nightmares and bad dreams ... still the caves are an interesting site and beautiful location.

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    Famous & Overrunned

    by RoyJava Updated Apr 28, 2005

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    Tanah Toraja is famous for 2 things: its natural overwhelming beauty ... and its traditional funerals. The "Pesta Mati", the "Party for the Dead", is the Torajan funeral ceremony, which varies according to the class and wealth of the deceased.

    Tanah Toraja got famous too for its tourists. In a row they travel on the roads to the famous cave-tombs villages and, overrun the paths to the cave-tombs. The mountains have protected patterns of life and custom which have evolved and changed little over centuries. These same mountains have prevented easy access by tourists, so start your sightseeings early in the day, especially for photo-taking ...

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