Sulawesi is world-renowned for having some of the best diving sites in Indonesia. The dense inland jungle beyond is home to remote, diverse communities which have had little or no external influences from the world beyond.
As with many of the islands in eastern Indonesia, culture and traditions have barely changed over the centuries and still flourish today. The communities around Tana Toraja are very traditional - they live in age old houses and have rather bizarre funeral rituals and burial sites. You can see the tombs high above in the cliff faces, each with large wooden effigies of the dead standing guard in front of their coffins.