An 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.
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.