Annah Rais Longhouse


Around 55km south of Kuching, this Bidayuh village is a popular option for travellers to Sarawak to explore longhouse life. Day trips are possible, but an overnight visit is recommended so that you can partake of a wider range of activities, including hiking, rafting, visiting hot springs and enjoying cultural performances.

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