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Annah Rais Longhouse Adventure

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Address: No. 71 Kampung Annah Rais, Kuching 94200, Malaysia
Phone Number:
+65 9004 9762

Annah Rais Longhouse is a large & old Bidayuh Tribe's Longhouse that...

Annah Rais Longhouse is a large & old Bidayuh Tribe's Longhouse that houses over 80 families. Majority of the us here are still live in a traditional way of longhouse's living. It has 175 years old written history to date. Visitor may participate in our Longhouse Adventure Program, which include longhouse accommodation, traditional meals & tours to surrounding tropical rainforest in search for astonishing waterfalls & natural Hot Spring.

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Traditional Bidayuh Village Bamboo Longhouse Tour from Kuching
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USD 262.50*
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Private Tour: Kuching Sightseeing Tour and Overnight Village Homestay

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Headhunter House is Fascinating

My husband and I visited this longhouse as part of a cycling tour we were on. Not sure why it is called an "adventure". Thank goodness we had a guide with us because no guidance... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2016
Brooklyn, New York
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Brooklyn, New York
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

My husband and I visited this longhouse as part of a cycling tour we were on. Not sure why it is called an "adventure". Thank goodness we had a guide with us because no guidance is provided by the longhouse itself. The only resident we saw was the person who had the sign in logbook. It is true that the... More 

Thank Verovee
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

Saw the longhouse and learned how the native stayed in long house..although it could do well with some form of welcome activities..pretty boring overall..

Thank Venukumar R
Klang, Malaysia
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 14 December 2016

i visited the Annas Rais Longhouse for a day trip. The experience was memorable and inexpensive. Though it is not as authentic, it is close enough to Kuching for a day trip. For urbanites like us and the young kids, it was an eye opener to the different culture in Sarawak. A visit to Mr Edward's house ( No. 71)... More 

Thank klanggal
Johor, Malaysia
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

First experience to come here. There's no one to talk you through the village or tell you which buildings you can enter. Impressed with the house still keep a skull warrior. The house still retain the traditional shape made of bamboo.

Thank Adila63
The Hague
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We had high expectations when we went to visit Annah Rais. We were a bit disappointed because because of the many tourists in tourgroups. It was very interesting to see how still quite a few people live in longhouses (if not for the same tourists like we were..)

Thank FrankTheHague
Brno, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Well, we were at sarawak cultural village first, this might be more authentic, but it wasn't, far away from the old times habits, people were not so friendly as we expected, looks like average semi-modern village anywhere in Asia. May be another village, longhouse can be better, this one is only commercial.

Thank izret
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This place is ok to visit. People ase super friendly. Home brewed rice wine was good! Some animals are kept in a short leach (chicken). Over all worth a visit if you are interested of headhhunters culture. I recommens to take a guide to get more out of the trip.

Thank Maiju P
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

This longhouse has been impacted by modern developments in materials, technologies, and lifestyles. If you have a good guide, it is still a very informative experience, particularly if you cannot go to any of the more distant Sarawak longhouses during your stay. The surrounding countryside is nice.

Thank Kowloonie
Kota Samarahan
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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

This is really not a longhouse in a traditional sense- to get a feel of those ( iban longhouses) you would have to travel further beyond at least after serian. There was a welcome tuak but.no guide was offered. Basically a very large structure with individual houses and people going about their houses. We enquired if we could try on... More 

Thank Nithiyia R
Kuching, Malaysia
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

There are mixed reviews about this place, but you have to know how to make the best of your time here. About the place: It's about 1 hour away from the city (plus or minus). It's basically a native village that is still being occupied. Although this spot is slowly being developed (a couple of new brick houses going up),... More 

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