Visiting Betang House

Betang House, or also called Long House, is a traditional house of indigenous Dayak tribe. Even though it’s only replica, the shape and contents resemble the original. The house is made from iron wood that is resistant to termites and can stand up to hundreds of years. Several families live together in Betang House, so there are many rooms under the roof.

Betang House is built high from the ground to avoid sudden enemies, wild animals, and occasional floods. The house is elongated and equipped with ladder and entrance. Visitors can see the painting of Dayak in almost every part of the wall depicting Dayak culture. Betang House is located at Let. Jend. Sutoyo Street, downtown Pontianak. Opening hour is 9 am – 5 pm and it’s free entry.