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Radakng Saham or Betang longhouse is one of rare Dayak tribe communal house still in use today

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Tinuku Travel ~ Radakng or Saham Betang Longhouse is a Dayak traibe traditional wooden house in Dusun Saham, Saham Village, Sengah Temila District, Landak Regency, West Kalimantan. Entirely wooden house on stilts architecture was built in 1875, has height of 7 meters, 186 meters long, 10 meters wide and has 34 rooms inhabited by more than 200 people.

Tinuku Travel Saham Radakng or Betang longhouse is one of rare Dayak tribe communal house still in use today

Tinuku.com Travel Saham Radakng or Betang longhouse is one of rare Dayak tribe communal house still in use today

Travel.Tinuku.com Saham Radakng or Betang longhouse is one of rare Dayak tribe communal house still in use today

Radakng house is one of rare longhouse of Dayak Kahayan Bukit tribe genuine architecture in Kalimantan and still used today. Communal house for generations to accommodate hundreds of people at dozens families in Saham village was built in 1875.

The exotic stage architecture has length 186 meters, width 10 meters, 7 meters high floor and has 34 cubicles inhabited by more than 200 residents. High stilts to avoid wild animals, as well as a form of security to prevent attacks between sub-Dayak tribe in Ngayau era or tradition of hunting human head for Tiwah sacred rituals.

Long house comprised of Pante or terrace, Samik or living room and a room for each family on average 6 meters long and 6 meters wide. The living room has Pene or table of 3 meters long, 3 meters wide and 0.5 meters high as a seat when receiving guests and beds to stay.

Every family has Uakng Mik or kitchen and ladder to get to the bottom. A total of 34 steps and number match the amount of family room. Dayak communities have rules if one of family dies, the ladder should not be used other families because they have bad luck.

Some parts of house such as columns and floors made of ironwood are cut using a Beliung or a weapon resembling an ax and construction phase carried out by the whole community. The house is gradually getting longer, if a family member married to be built a new room so getting longer.

Tinuku Travel Saham Radakng or Betang longhouse is one of rare Dayak tribe communal house still in use today

Tinuku.com Travel Saham Radakng or Betang longhouse is one of rare Dayak tribe communal house still in use today

Travel.Tinuku.com Saham Radakng or Betang longhouse is one of rare Dayak tribe communal house still in use today

Location: Dusun Saham, Saham Village, Sengah Temila District, Landak Regency, West Kalimantan.

Activity: Explore ethnography, archeology, architecture, culture and culinary. Seeing the sunset and sunrise, hunting photography and videography, and others.

Complementary facilities: Car parking, restrooms, restaurants, homestays.

Reach access: 52 km from Ngabang City, 200 km from Pontianak city.

Routes and public transport: All flights Supadio Airport in Pontianak City. Then use car to Saham Village.

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