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Sarawak Cultural Village, Kuching

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Visit a living museum and interesting cultural preservation project at Sarawak Cultural Village. Sarawak's history is one of immigration and multiculturalism: ethnically Iban, Chinese, and Malay families--along with many others--have called the region home for centuries. Designed to preserve and show Sarawak's heritage, the village of 150 people still retains its traditional ways of life. Take a tour of the village to see Chinese farmhouses alongside Iban longhouses, and learn to distinguish between cultures in terms of design, spirituality, and traditions. Watch a multicultural dance performance in the village theater while enjoying a cup of strong rice wine known as tuak. Plan your visit to Sarawak Cultural Village and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Kuching family vacation planner.
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Where to stay in Kuching

The most popular area to stay in Kuching remains just south of the Sarawak River, where you can find affordable hotels offering basic but comfortable rooms. South of Jalan Main Bazaar, budget backpacker accommodations in the form of hostels and guesthouses draw many visitors with limited means. Consider the districts north of the river for more exclusive and resort-style alternatives.
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  • I have been to a few of these "working" cultural villages and this is one of the best enhanced by our Iban guide Matthew supplied by CPH Travel in Kuching. All the different styles of long houses and ...  more »
  • A good place to discover sawarak's culture. It is located a distance from the city and it shows the different culture in Sarawak and gives you a good insight. The cultural show is nice & interesting a...  more »
  • Totally the Living Museum of Sarawak, Never get bored with the cultural performance even though have went here so many times before. Should try the Authentic Menu at the Restaurant and also some delic...  more »
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  • A true "living museum" and fantastic place to experience the local cultures and traditional communities of the area. Meet the people, see how they live here and share in some of their activities, including the opportunity to see their traditional dance styles. Highly recommended if you are looking for a true taste of culture while in Malaysia.
  • A symbol of multicultural diversity of Sarawak. Multiple traditional house of ethnic groups in Sarawak surrounded by beautiful nature. Also available is traditional dance performance by the local ethnic group
  • Ma Sha Allah A blessed beautiful natural place For all Nature Lovers, A memorable place, Historical, Geographical, Archeological, With wonderful events throughout the year. One of the Natural Paradise Spots on Earth.
  • Is a place for u to know more about Sara waking cultures... Worth it..
  • Sarawak Cultural Village/Center 、。。 Possibly the finest "Living Museum" in South East Asia, Sarawak Cultural Village combines history, tradition, lifestyle and architecture with a dash of education and portion of theatre to create a unique multi-cultural extravaganza 、。。 Seven unique traditional houses, spread over a beautiful 17-acre site, gives you the perfect introduction to Sarawak, its people and cultures, whether you are looking for insight into longhouse lifestyle or a taste of exuberant Sarawak hospitality, Sarawak Cultural Village is a must visit for visitors to Kuching and Damai 、。。