Located in Anakalang district, Pasunga and Gallubakul required a detour from our “triangle route” (see the map on How to plan a trip to Sumba, Indonesia). But since some of the finest megalithic tombs in Sumba are located here, and there’s no way Chris would skip them, we’ve made an effort.

 

Pasunga

 

Pasunga is conveniently located near the main road and besides the tombs has not much to offer. The houses are built in a traditional style but covered with tin. People were friendly and didn’t care much about us snooping around. The donation was given, and our signatures were put in the visitors’ book.

Gallubakul

 

A few kilometers from Pasunga lies Gallubakul, with its single, but massive and impressive, tomb. The tomb belongs to some family, who lives in the compound, running the “guest book” business. And, oh boy, they run it hard! Although the donation we left was the same as in Pasunga, it caused a clearly expressed discontent followed by the demand for more. Long story short, it was one of the most expensive tombs we’ve ever photographed.

Pasunga, Sumba, Indonesia
Gallubakul, Sumba, Indonesia

 

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