Long Bawan, a unique and beautiful village in Nunukan Regency

KBRN, Nunukan: Apart from Eastern Indonesia, there are also many areas directly bordering neighboring countries that many people don't know about. This is because it is located far in remote areas so it is difficult to reach. One of them is Long Bawan.Long Bawan is a village located in Krayan District, Nunukan, North Kalimantan. Long Bawan is located in a hilly area, 700-1200 meters above sea level and is directly adjacent to Sarawak, Malaysia. Long Bawan is hidden behind the mountains in the jungles of Borneo, so it seems trapped in the wilderness.

To travel to this village, the only transportation that can take us to Long Bawan is a commercial plane, with a limited number of passengers, from Tarakan and Malinau.

The village of Long Bawan is mostly populated by the Lundayeh Dayak tribe, who until now still carry out their strong customs and traditions. Long Bawan land is famous for being fertile, residents also manage their fields with an organic system to produce quality products such as Adan Krayan rice. This rice is the favorite of Sultan Hasanah Bolkiah, and is mostly sold to neighboring countries such as Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam. In addition, this village is also known as the best mountain salt producer in Indonesia.

Not only agriculture, but Long Bawan Village is also a historical tourist destination. Visitors can find pristine stone grave sites, one to two meters high. In the past, the location of this stone grave was often a place for the Lundayeh Dayak tribe to party. Usually, they hold traditional parties and eat meat after winning the war between villages. The party can be held for days. There is also a stone carving about the Dayak hero Lundayeh. Until now, the historical sites in Long Bawan are still well preserved.

For tourists who want to visit Long Bawan Village, the tours that can be done in Long Bawan are forest exploration, exploring flora and fauna, and views of rice fields and buffalo. It is said that there is also a historical tour of the stone grave. Visitors and tourists will be guided by residents to explore the history and uniqueness of the village. (Ananda Fayqa Meisa Sukamto)

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