Putussibau attractions

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Betang Banua Tengah

Built in 1864, this betang is home to Tamambaloh Apalin Dayak. Debate over whether it's the oldest longhouse in the region (if not Kalimantan) abruptly ended in 2014, when neighbouring contender Betang Uluk Palin tr…
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Ariung Mandalam

One of the most authentic and welcoming longhouses close to Putussibau, Ariung is home to 38 families in a jungle setting on the banks of the Sungai Mandalam. It's abut 8km east of Putussibau: follow Jl Mupa north o…
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Betang Sadap

Not the oldest, nor the most picturesque, but perhaps the most welcoming longhouse community, this betang is 93km northwest of Putussibau. An ecotourism effort promotes joining in with activities such as fishing or …
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Melapi 1

The Taman Dayak longhouses of Melapi 1 to 5 stretch along the Kapuas upriver of Putussibau. As per usual, the sequels don't quite live up to the original. Head 10km southeast of town on Jl Lintas Timur, turn left at…
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Betang Sauwes Tunggan

The first longhouse reached by road, about 7km southeast of Putussibau, Sauwes Tunggan is home to 30 families.