Places to visit

Pampang Cultural Park

Overview

Pampang Cultural ParkPampang Cultural Park is a cultural site to see when traveling to East Kalimantan . Dayak Kenyah tribe live in this area after their migration in 1967 from their original hometown of Apokayan in Malinau district, East Kalimantan .â They left their village to stay near urban areas, so that they could obtain education and fulfill their basic needs. At present, not less than 800 members of Dayak Kenyah community live in Pampang village. Dayak Kenyah performing art is held every Sunday from 2 pm to 3 pm. No show is held other than Sunday. Entrance fee is Rp 5.000 per person

To Stay

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Swiss-Belhotel Borneo Samarinda

Jl. Mulawarman 6 75112 Samarinda

Radja Hotel

Jalan Imam Bonjol No. 3 75011 Samarinda

Bumi Senyiur Hotel

Jalan Pangeran Diponegoro, No 17-19 Samarinda

Hotel MJ

Jalan K.H. Khalid No. 1 75111 Samarinda

Aston Samarinda Hotel

Jalan Pangeran Hidayatullah 75112 Samarinda

JB Hotel

Jl. KH. Agus Salim no 16 RT 17 76411 Samarinda East Kalimantan

Mesra Business & Resort Hotel

Jalan Pahlawan No 1 75123 Samarinda

Hotel Manau & Cottages

Jl. Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo No. 69 75136 Samarinda

Grand Victoria Hotel

Jalan Letjend. S. Parman No. 11 75123 Samarinda

Hotel Grand Sawit

Jl. Basuki Rahmat no 34A Samarinda

Oak Tree Bontang

Jl. Rahma Hakim Km. 3 Bontang, Kalimantan Timur, 75313 Bontang

Town House Bukit Damai Indah

Jl MT Haryono, Ring Road, 76114 Balikpapan

To Stay

Pampang village is relatively near Samarinda city center, therefore, it is also possible for you to stay in Samarinda. You will find many hotels of one to four stars in certain streets in Samarinda.

Tips

Please note that the performing art is held in Pampang only on Sundays from 2pm to 3 pm local time. When you visit this village on other days (outside the show schedule), you will not find anything because Dayak Kenyah community performs their daily activities.

When buying souvenirs, it is best for you to come one hour before the show. Dayak Kenyah community usually opens their stores from 10 or 11 am because after the show, they usually pack their merchandises. After the show you could take pictures with local children or teenagers in traditional outfits.

To Buy

Pampang Cultural ParkIn addition to performing arts, another attractive event for tourists in Pampang Park is the sales of various types of local souvenirs by Dayak Kenyah community. They sell necklaces, bracelets, belts, skull-caps, hats, traditional clothings and their accessories, which are mostly made of beads and bamboos. One of its leading handicraft is oval-shaped bamboo bag. Price of this bag is about Rp 250.000-Rp 300.000.

Get Around

Pampang Cultural ParkMain objective of tourists visiting Pampang park is to see performing arts shown by Dayak Kenyah children, teenagers and adults. Visitors can also take a village tour on food in Pampang village, mostly occupied by Dayak Kenyah community. Next to Rumah Lamin theater, there is a batik gallery selling various types of Kalimantan batik.

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