Mancong Longhouse


This exquisitely restored 1930s longhouse is flanked by intricately carved totems. Those with chickens represent a healing ceremony. The souvenir shop across the car park can rustle up blankets and mosquito nets if you absolutely must sleep in the otherwise vacant building (75,000Rp).

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