Kencana Lepus

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At a glance, one may not notice anything special about the house at Jalan Diponegoro No 56, in the Sukadana Village, of East Lampung Regency,  Lampung province. However, the black painted house is actually one of Lampung’s authentic traditional houses which has been designated as a cultural reserve featuring collections and information on the cultural history of the province.


The 24 x 20 meter traditional house was built in the mid 17th century (1650), in the reign of Minak Rio Kudu Islam. Initially, the house was built of nangi wood without the use of  any nail,  and featured roof tiles brought especially from the city of Palembang in the neighboring province of Central Sumatra.  At that time, the house was one of the largest and most luxurious in the region.


Today the house has undergone a number of renovations, however, its original and authentic architecture have been maintained. Nowadays,  the house is under the care of Hj.Uzunuhir who is heir to the original owner of the house. She is the wife of the late Suttan Kencana, who initiated the transformation of the house to become  Lampung’s  House on Cultural Informatiion, carrying  the name Kencana Lepus. The name “Kencana” itself was taken from the husband’s name, while “Lepus” was the title given to Hj. Uzunuhir.


The Kencana Lepus House on Lampung’s Cultural Information plays an important role  in supporting the Lampung Museum as media to preserve some of the historical collections of the province. The traditional house gathers, preserves, and showcases some of the most valuable cultural items of Lampung, besides replicas, as well as provides information on all aspects of the culture of Lampung.


Among some of the most valuable collections are:  an Al Qur’an printed in 1883, an early 19th Century marble table, a Pepadun or throne from the 17th century, Semambu Ulung or rattan staff from the 17th century, payan spear also  from the 17th century, and more. There are also collections that come from  the daily life of Lampung such as the kendi or water jug, a torch lamp from the 19th century, wooden shoes from the 17th century, and more.


To Eat, To Stay, To Do

As the capital town of East Lampung Regency, Sukadana also act as the regency’s center of facilities and economic activities. There are several hotels and inns available in Sukadana, including:


Hotel Tekli

Way Jepara, Lindung

Jl. Raya Way Jepara No. 158 Way Jepara

Desa Wisata Plang Hijau

Way Kambas Desa Rajabasa Lama Kec. Way Jepara


Pondok Eko Wisata

Plang Ijo Way Kambas Lab. Ratu


Cempaka Indah

Jl. Raya Bandar Sri Bawono Bandar Sribawono


Hotel AG

Jl. Ir. Sutami Km. 38 No. 9 Desa Sekampung Kec. Sekampung Udik

Jl. Lintas Timur Desa Karya Tani Lb. Maringgai


Hotel AG Bersama Sariami

Simpang Pugung Desa Pugung Raharjo Kecamatan Jabung


Windu Perkasa

Jl. Raya Mulyo  Asri Kecamatan  Pasir Sakti


Wisma Mataram

Jl. Mataram Baru No. 20 B Desa Mataram Baru

Getting There and Around

Get There

The house is located at Jalan  Diponegoro no.56 in the  Sukadana Village, Sukadana town, East Lampung Regency, Lampung Province, right next to the  Sukadana Village Office. The town of Sukadana itself is the capital of the East Lampung Regency and is situated some 30Km from Metro Town or about 80Km from Bandar Lampung City, capital of Lampung Province. You can reach the town in a  2 hours' drive using  rented car or public bus.