Lemo. Toraja
Lemo Toraja

What to do in Lemo


The cliff is visible from the parking lot. After paying the entrance fee, you will pass the hut where the tau-tau maker lives and runs a small shop with souvenir-size tau-tau figures (although the life-size ones are also on display). 


Then you will have to take a picturesque path winding through the rice fields. If you're in no hurry, you might stray from the path to take the pictures of the cliff from a different angle or just make friends with the bulls taking mud baths.

Lemo Toraja

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If there ever was a single picture that inspired you to visit Tana Toraja, we are sure it was taken in Lemo, as the spectacular Lemo burial cliff is considered symbolic for Toraja. And not without reason.


The 20-meter-high cliff dates back to the 16th century and currently is one of the places mentioned on UNESCO Tentative List. The stone wall of the cliff is carved to make special niches where the wooden tau-tau (effigies symbolizing the dead) are carefully placed.

Lemo Toraja

Near the cliff, there are two charming traditional huts (Tongkonan), missing the attention from the visitors, as everyone is busy admiring the view above them.

Londa Toraja
Lemo Toraja

But the cliff is not the sole attraction of Lemo - there are also the house-shaped tombs here. To see them closer, go further through the rice fields and take the white stone stairs.

Lemo Toraja

How to get to Lemo


Lemo is located only 10 kilometers from Rantepao, which means you can reach it by car in less than 20 minutes. To see the details about how to organize a two-day stay in Torajaland, go to our article Toraja itinerary.

Lemo Toraja
Lemo, Toraja, Indonesia


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To read about other places worth a visit in Tana Toraja check our article: What to see and do in Toraja Land. And to see how we planned our trip to Sulawesi go to Sulawesi Itinerary.

Lemo Toraja

 Things to do in Lemo Toraja, Indonesia

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