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Longhouse hotel
Malaysia (Borneo), Batang Ai, April 2011

Our hotel was built in the form of a longhouse. It is the traditional architecture of the Dayak people of Borneo. Common to most of these longhouses is that they are built raised off the ground on stilts and are divided into a more or less public area along one side and a row of private living quarters lined along the other side. This seems to have been the way of building best accustomed to life in the jungle in the past, as otherwise hardly related people have come to build their dwellings in similar ways: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_house
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Apr 25 2011 12:50 GMT caferr
nice shot...
Apr 25 2011 13:29 GMT linnywv PRO
So lush with all the trees!!
Apr 25 2011 14:22 GMT bandsix
this looks lovely...I expect was quite an experience.....
Apr 25 2011 15:40 GMT Lalbabu
Enjoying your Malaysian photo-reportage,they are fantastic !!!
Apr 25 2011 15:59 GMT clintonfolks
wonderful.!!!!!!!!!!
Apr 25 2011 16:21 GMT iyerhari
great shot dear!
Apr 25 2011 16:23 GMT FLUMP
Must be awesome first hand...
Apr 25 2011 19:59 GMT Pea2007
Interesting travel report Peter
Apr 26 2011 02:35 GMT fhelsing PRO
That looks like a very nice place to stay!
Apr 26 2011 02:53 GMT larrybenedict
Thanks for the link Peter. I found it to be very interesting.
Apr 26 2011 05:04 GMT MJGhajar PRO
so green! beautiful...
Apr 26 2011 05:42 GMT marijke06
extraordinary hotel!
Apr 26 2011 10:12 GMT MargNZ
Beautiful hotel and experience living in a traditional long house Peter .
Apr 26 2011 11:19 GMT senna3
Thank you all for your nice comments!
Apr 26 2011 15:05 GMT maria123
very interesting photos and stories! Thank you for sharing with us!
Apr 26 2011 15:10 GMT senna3
Thank you Maria.

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