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Dayak experience center

An inspiring Dayak experience centre is located in the centre of Tenggarong city on the Kumala island in the Mahakam river.

Dayak experience center

the facts

Dayak-Experience-Centre-1An inspiring Dayak experience centre is located in the centre of Tenggarong city on the Kumala island in the Mahakam river. It is built around a traditional Dayak longhouse, where you can learn Dayak culture and history first hand from Dayak story tellers.

You can also engage in traditional Dayak activities. Develop your talent as a Dayak dancer, up your hunting skills with a traditional blowpipe and learn the details about Dayak tattoos. You can also make your own Dayak mask.

Facilities include a Dayak art gallery, souvenir shop, coffee shop.

A visit to the Dayak experience center is family friendly. It can easlily be reached by ferry or through the bridge connecting the Tenggarong city centre with Kumala island.

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More information about the Dayak Experience Center

The Dayak Experience Center is an information center of Dayak culture in Kutai Kartanegara which contains information on economic and social life as well as cultural objects of Dayak people in Kutai Kartanegara, i.e. Benuaq, Tunjung, Modang, Kenya, Punan, Basap dan Bahau (The material for the last two tribes are still under preparation). It is located at Amin Biuq, a traditional long house of Dayak Kenya in cultural zone at Kumala Island- Tenggarong.

The information covers the migrant –history, current settlement, language, traditional ceremony, traditional arts, livelihood, social life and kind of handicrafts produced by Dayak Tribe. The information is available for each Dayak Tribe. Meanwhile the cultural objects related to each Dayak Tribe are also available with supporting information such as the name of object, the making process and other important information of the cultural objects.

The cultural objects of each Dayak Tribe in Dayak Experience Center comprise to traditional costumes, traditional music equipment, hunting equipment, the plait handicrafts, the Dayak wovens including the making process equipment, the Dayak embroidery, and traditional ceremony equipment.

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What to see and do?

nearby: Dayak experience center

  • In the sultanate palace, you can see the king’s throne, royal jewellery and learn the history of the oldest Hindu Kingdom.
    Sultanate palace and Kutai Kingdom tombs
    Sultanate palace and Kutai Kingdom tombs
  • myborneo-tenggarong-Ling-Ain-Dayak-Village
    Live like a Dayak and submerge in this traditional village of Lung Anai at your own homestay. Learn hunting skills, go fishing, read animal trails, and master your blowpipe skills.
    Dayak Village Lung Anai
    Dayak Village Lung Anai
  • Kota raja
    The Kota Raja Festival is held every year for a month to celebrate the anniversary of Tenggarong city. The spectacular events are a mix of traditional and contemporary art performances.
    Kota Raja Festival
    Kota Raja Festival
  • The Erau Adat Kutai international folk art festival (EIFAF) is held every year in Tenggarong, the capital city of Kutai Kartanegara.
    Erau international folk art festival
    Erau international folk art festival
  • The Kedaton Kutai Kartanegara was originally meant to be the residence of the Sultan, but has been transformed into a cultural centre to preserve art and culture.
    Kedaton
    Kedaton

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