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Wood museum

At the charming little wood museum, built from Borneo woods, you can get a good impression of the large variety of trees that grow in Borneo.

Wood museum

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At the charming little wood museum, built from Borneo woods, you can get a good impression of the large variety of trees that grow in Borneo. You can compare logs of different kind of tropical hardwoods as well as fruit trees. You can also learn about the specific herbs that grow in the Borneo jungle and their characteristics as medicinal herbs.

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The museum has a number of miniature Dayak longhouses in display. Marvels of traditional wooden architecture. On top of that, you can get eye-to-eye with 2 preserved crocodiles. The two river monsters attacked villagers in the 1990s. Newspaper clippings and photos displayed in the museum give you all the frightening details.

The wood museum is located just outside the city centre of Tenggarong, at some 10 minutes drive.

 

What to see and do?

nearby: Wood museum

  • 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 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
  • An inspiring Dayak experience centre is located in the centre of Tenggarong city on the Kumala island in the Mahakam river.
    Dayak experience center
    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
  • The Kutai folklore festival is held every year in one of the 3 cultural villages in Kutai Kartanegara. These are the Dayak villages of Lekaq Kidau, Lung Anai and Sungai Bawang.
    Kutai folklore festival
    Kutai folklore festival

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