The local name for the place is "Pasar Bolu". This is the largest buffalo market in Toraja, located at Bolu village, north of Rantepao. The market can be reached using local transport namely "pete-pete" (small microbus) or "Kijang taxi" (kind of 7 seat MPV). Wear anti-slip footwear, a sport shoes is the best. Come around 9 am to see the people bathing the buffalo and feeding them. Look for buffaloes with albino skin, or perfect long horns...because they are valued much higher. Take some photos.
Next to the buffalo market is pig market. I was astonished by the pig transaction here. Each minute there were roaring sounds of pigs which were being tied up on bamboo stretcher, to be delivered for slaughtery.
Visiting Pasar Bolu give me a hint of distinguished Toraja culture.
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