Selasa, 17 Januari 2012

Tumbang Malahui Dayak Culture Longhouse Tours

The longhouse at Tumbang Malahui, in the Rungan district with it's length of 30 meters and walls of tree bark give an expression. In front of the Longhouse a sandang statue can be found.
The place can be reached from Palangkaraya overland up to Tangkiling, then over the river to Timbering Jatuh, Rungan district to continue to Timbering Malahui, which takes about two hours.

A trip from Tangkiling to Timbering Jatuh, takes 10 hours by klotok boat and three hours by speedboat.
An old boat, or banama, believed to have once belonged to the Banjar kingdom, is found on the Parigi river, a tributary of the Kahayan, at Kantan, Pandih Batu, Kapuas regency. The length of the boat is 30 meters and the width eight meters. Other antiquities can be found around.

Tour Destination :
 Tumbang Malahui, Tangkiling National Park, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia

Main Interest & Things to do :Jungle trek Tangkiling National Park in the upper reaches of the Kahayan river, Rungan River and Katingan River, a sandung and a sapunduk, wooden structures in which the ashes of the dead are kept.

Sapunduk is a statue which serves as pillar. This pillar is also used to tie buffaloes during certain ceremonie. 
The longhouse at Tumbang Malahui, in the Rungan district, was built in 1911 by Ongko Uwan, together with six of his relatives and son-in-law, assisted by 400 workers. 
The length of the house is 30 meters. The walls are made of tree bark, and the pillar is called bakas or sulung.

Culture : 
Dayak Ot Danum, Dayak Ngaju

Flora & Fauna : Low land Tropical Rainforest and Wild life

Tour Starting Point : Palangkaraya

Tour Transport Possibilities : Public transport facilities like boats and buses are availeble

Ending Point :  Palangkaraya

Travel Distance to entry point : 350km

Tour Duration :  Short Get Through Visit 3 to 4 Days

Accommodation & Hotels : Simple Hotels, Local houses, jungle camp

Tour Grade :  Usual

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