Kalimantan is the Indonesian portion of island Borneo, which is the third largest island in the world. It is an island covered with the greenery and plantation where natural beauty speaks at its best. There are many spots in Kalimantan, which attracts lots of tourists across the Globe. Below is the list of some of the major attractions of Kalimantan.
The floating market of Banjarmasin are famous in entire Asia. These are situated in south of Kalimantan and are very famous. Canals which are lined with the slit home built on water are also attraction of the city. The cuisines in this part of the Indonesia are extremely tasty and authentic in taste.
This portion of the Indonesian Borneo is very famous for the trekking. The small town Loksado is surrounded by the Meratus Mountains of Southern Kalimantan, which are abundant of forest and waterfall. Loksado is also quite famous for the regions and cultural beliefs of the local Bukit Dayaks, who are still carrying forward there tribal culture.
Mahakam is Long River and originates from the beautiful hill of arrears of rain forest. This is situated in eastern Kalimantan and witness the varying cultures of the Dayaks across its length. Long houses are now quite few, but the festivals are hugely common and are celebrated with huge prompt.
Sangalaki Marine Reserve is situated in the eastern portion of the Kalimantan and is home to many marine breeds. The most amazing of all is the jelly fish lake which attracts lots of tourist. Derawan is equally visited and is very famous for the plentiful turtles. One can easily sight manta rays and Brilliant coral reefs.
Tanjung Puting National Park
The Tanjung Puting National Park catches the eyes of all tourist because of the Orangutans. The main attraction is to watch the tame Orangutans getting them feed is really exciting. You need to hire a chartered Boat for visiting this place and your visit to Kalimantan is not completed, if you miss this place.
Climate – Kalimantan is a tropical place and the temperature usually ranges between 20 and 30 degree Celsius. The annual precipitation is quite high with annual figure is nearly 300 mm. One can expect light rain between march and may while it rains heavily during the November to January period. Hence, if you are planning to visit Kalimantan during these periods, then pack your bag accordingly.
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