Borneo or Kalimantan

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Borneo – Kalimantan

Tourists Attractions in Borneo:

  • Balikpapan City Balikpapan is the second largest city in East Kalimantan Province. Balikpapan has the largest airport in Borneo, the airport is the Sepinggan International Airport. It is also the busiest airport in Kalimantan and with large aircraft. Airlines currently using the airport are Lion Air, Merpati Nusantara Airlines, Batavia Air, Trigana Air, Kartika Airlines, and Sriwijaya Air ...
  • Betung Kerihun National Park Topographically, Betung Kerihun National Park is hilly. The Muller range which connects Mount Betung and Mount Kerihun also forms the border between Indonesia and Serawak, Malaysia. Small streams flow from the foothills of the Muller mountains to form the Kapuas, Sibau, Mendalam, Bungan and Embaloh Watersheds. The Park can only be reached via these rivers. The Park has ...
  • Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park The forest areas of Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park are dominated by the peaks of the Schwaner range. This forms a mountainous tropical rain forest ecosystem with a relatively high humidity (86%). Eight hundred and seventeen species of plant have been recorded, belonging to 139 families including Dipterocarpaceae, Myrtaceae, Sapotaceae, Euphorbiaceae and Ericadeae. Also to ...
  • Danau Sentarum National Park Danau Sentarum National Park represents lake wetland, freshwater swamp forest, and tropical rain forest ecosystems. Danau (Lake) Sentarum, a seasonal lake, is located in part of the Kapuas River Basin, about 700 km from the estuary that flows into the South China Sea. Surrounded by hills and highland, Lake Sentarum forms an important water catchment area, ...
  • Derawan Archipelago The Derawan islands must be everyone’s dream of the perfect tropical paradise: warm, isolated  islands with soft white sand beaches fringed with waving palm trees, pristine seas that change color from green to deep blue, and an amazing underwater life of giant turtles, dolphins, manta rays, dugongs and barracudas, stingless jellyfish and sometimes, whales Derawan is ...
  • Kayan Mentarang National Park Kayan Mentarang National Park is the biggest uniformity of primary and secondary forest, which covers 1,360,500 hectare, and still remains in Kalimantan and in the Southeast Asia. It is located in Bulungan, East Kalimantan, Indonesia, with humid weather and temperatures around 16°C – 30° C. This national park, situating at 200– 2,258 meters above sea ...
  • Kuala Kapuas Kuala Kapuas. It is located at Kapuas River, 40 km from Banjarmasin. A well-known tourist attraction is Telo Island, a pleasant fishing village and port. For the adventurer, white-water rafter and nature lovers, there is Gohong Rawai, known for its beatiful and challenging rapids. The gold mines of Teweh and Batu Api, Rungan district, are ...
  • Kumala Island Tourism Park Kumala island is situated in the middle of Mahakam River, passing Tenggarong city, in Kutai Kartanegara district. At first, this 85 hectare island was a sedimentation of mud, forming a land. This island is unique as it looks like a boat in the middle of a river. Before transforming into a modern recreation site, Kumala was ...
  • Kutai National Park Kutai National Park represents a number of principal vegetation types, including coastal/mangrove forest, freshwater swamp forest, kerangas forest, lowland flooding forest, ulin/meranti/kapur forest, and mixed Dipterocarpaceae forest. This Park is also part of the largest relatively pristine ulin forest in Indonesia. Among the plants that grow in this Park are mangrove (Bruguiera sp.), cemara laut (Casuarina ...
  • Kutai Sultan Palace (Mulawarman Museum) Kutai Sultan Palace is situated in Tenggarong, the capital city of Kutai Kartanegara district. After the Kutai Sultanate government ends in 1960, its 2,270 m2 palace was then occupied by Sultan A.M. Parikesit until 1971. The Palace was then handed over to the East Kalimantan provisional government on 25 November 1971. On 18 February 1976, the ...
  • Mahakam River Mahakam river is the biggest river in East Kalimantan province. This 920 km long river flows from its upper stream in Kutai Barat to its lower stream in Kutai Kartanegara and Samarinda. Mahakam is very important for most inhabitants in the province as some areas are only accessible by river. Transportation of goods also relies on ...
  • Manggar Segara Sari Beach Manggar Beach is a favorite beach for local community and tourists in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan. This beach is clean and has many facilities for visitors’ convenience to rest in this 13,000 square meter beach. Source: Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Republic Indonesia
  • Melawai Beach Melawai Beach is a main beach along Sudirman street, Balikpapan, East Kalimantan. It is a favorite tourist destination in the city center for local community in Balikpapan and is vicinity, and for domestic and foreign tourists. This beach is situated between Semayang Port and Banua Patra Beach. This area is also a center for foods and ...
  • Mount Palung National Park: Habitat of the Orangutan Located on the border between Ketapang and North Kayon in the province of West Kalimantan, Mount Palung National Park is one of the largest national parks in Indonesia. Officially open to the public in 1990, Mount Palung National Park covers a total area of approximately 90,000 hectares containing many animal species including birds, mammals, as well as many ...
  • Palangkaraya: Cruise Into Tropical Rainforests Central Kalimantan, dominated by the indigenous Dayaks, is known as the lung of the world for its vast and fertile tropical jungles and forests. The northern mountain chain, the Schwaner Range, is home to some of the most pristine forests in Kalimantan. Certain areas are within WWF’s Heart of Borneo conservation initiative signed by the 3 ...
  • Pampang Cultural Park Pampang 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. They left their village to stay near urban areas, so that they could obtain education and fulfill their basic ...
  • Pangkalan Bun: on the Arut River When heading to the Tanjung Puting National Park, flight schedules may allow travelers to drive straight from the airport to the park, but there is no reason to avoid Pangkalan Bun, a pleasant town on the Arut River. “Whoever drank from the Arut River will surely return to Pangkalan Bun” says a classic saying for those who visit the ...
  • Pontianak: City on the Equator Pontianak, Indonesia’s City on the Equator lies on the banks of the Kapuas, the country’s longest and largest river, and one of the longest rivers in the world. The Kapuas River has its source at Gunung Lawit, deep in the Mueller mountain range in Central Borneo where it rushes down, meandering 1,143 kilometers west, passing 9 of ...
  • Sangalaki: Underwater Paradise The beauty and diversity of flora and fauna around Sangalaki Island will attract people to come again and again.  This island is located in the Derawan Archipelago, Berau, East Kalimantan. It is one of the best locations for diving and snorkeling in the world, along with Raja Ampat in Papua province. Blowing winds, clean seawater, soft ...
  • Sebangau National Park Sebangau National Park: Where Orang Utans Roam Free in the Wild Spread out between the Katingan and the Sebangau Rivers, just at the outskirt of Palangkaraya, the Sebangau National Park in Central Kalimantan is one of the last remaining peat swamp forests in Borneo. The vast national park covering approximately 568,700-hectare is home to over 6,000 orangutans, forming one ...
  • Tanjung Puting National Park Tanjung Puting National Park : Re-introducing Orang Utans to the Wild Tanjung Puting National Park has several ecosystem types: lowland tropical rain forest, dryland forest, freshwater swamp forest, mangrove forest, coastal forest, and secondary forest. The Park is dominated by lowland forest plants like jelutung (Dyera costulata), ramin (Gonystylus bancanus), meranti (Shorea sp.), keruing (Dipterocarpus sp.), and ...
  • Teritip Crocodile Breeding Center Teritip is a breeding center with the highest number of crocodiles in East Kalimantan. At present, more than 1,450 crocodiles, ranging from estuary crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus), and two endangered species i.e., fresh water crocodiles (Crocodylus siamensis) and supit crocodiles (Tomistoma segellly). These crocodiles are bred in dozens of cages covering a 5 hectare of area. These ...
  • The Dayak Tribe The indigenous people inhabiting the dense tropical rainforests of Borneo are collectively called the Dayaks, but in fact they comprise many tribes that are diverse in culture as well as in language. The word “Dayak” actually means “inland” or “upriver”, especially where the Indonesian part of Borneo, – called Kalimantan, – is cut by many ...
  • The Equatorial Monument The Equatorial Monument: Icon of Pontianak Among all countries in the world, only twelve straddle the Equator. While among the countless cities within those twelve countries, only one sits right on this invisible line that separates the earth’s southern from the northern hemisphere. Pontianak, capital of the province of West Kalimantan – formerly known as West Borneo ...
  • The Longhouse and the Dayak Way of Life When travelling up the Kapuas River, you will pass typical Dayak longhouses, with smoke wafting from atop roofs disappearing behind leafy ferns and rows of coconut trees.  Inside, mothers will have just extracted the coconut juice to prepare a big dinner that smells most inviting. A Dayak longhouse consists of more than 50 rooms with ...
  • Wain River Protected Forest The Wain River protected forest occupied an area of 10.025 hectares. The forest is a combination of Dipterocarp forest, riverian, swamp and an approximately over 18.000 meters length of Wain River along with its mangroves. The protected forest has been the home for some world-endanger animals and plants such as: Orang Utan, Sun-Bear, Bekantan, Kantong ...