The longhouses of the Rungus settlement in Bavanggazo (Sabah) are all built with traditional materials such as bamboo and wood and very well preserved. The typical Rungus longhouse consists of a number of living quarters for the families of the settlement which all open into a large common space. The main longhouse extends for over 100m on different levels on a hill at the edge of the rainforest.

01 Lateral view of the Bavanggazo longhouse 02 Bavanggazo Rungus longhouse 03 Rungus longhouse and coconut trees 04 Rungus longhouse and coconut trees
05 Rungus longhouse 06 Southern side of the Bavanggazo longhouse 07 Bavanggazo Rungus longhouse 08 Rungus longhouse and coconut trees 09 Lateral view of the Bavanggazo longhouse
10 Wooden tower 11 Wooden tower 12 Rungus longhouse 13 Rungus longhouse 14 Wooden stilts 15 Souvenir shop
16 Rungus longhouse 17 Rungus longhouse 18 Roof and wooden wall 19 Longhouse detail
20 Rungus longhouse 21 Rungus longhouse 22 Rungus longhouse on stilts
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