bamboo walkway - annah rais longhouse (borneo)

Elevated bamboo walkway in Annah Rais traditional Longhouse village (Borneo)

Traditional longhouse villages are formed of group of houses built on stilts.­ The houses of a group are connected with a bamboo walkway that allows people to go from one house to another one without having to walk in the mud.­

The Annah Rais village is obviously maintained in pristine conditions because it is a known tourist attraction, but many indigenous people still live in this village.­ Most inhabitants speak english because nowadays their main source of revenue is by selling souvenirs and traditional items to visiting tourists.­

annah rais bamboo longhouse street village walkway
Route 1121, 94700 Sarawak, Malaysia

Photos taken in the Malaysian states of Borneo island (Sarawak and Sabah).­