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Stock photo image of Burial Chambers (Cave Graves) at Loko Mata (Lo’Ko’ Mata) in Tana Toraja, Sulawesi, Indonesia. Unique to the Torajan Culture which is rich in customs and traditions. Torajanese people often hold ceremonies for important life events such as weddings and funerals and the way they conduct these ceremonies is quite unusual at times (albeit to an outsider). One such example we can see here at Loko Mata where we have burial chambers in a huge piece of rock. The rock has been hand cut in places to fit wooden ancestor statues which will be entombed there for remembrance sake.