Pangkalan Bun

Pangkalan Bun is the capital of the Kotawaringin Barat regency, in the western part of Central Kalimantan. This is the entry point to reach Tanjung Puting Park in the southern part, and the Dayak villages in the north of Central Kalimantan Province. The best place in Indonesia to see Orangutans in their natural habitat is undoubtedly Tanjung Puting National Park.

In recent times it has grown in popularity with foreign tourists, and airlines have responded with increased flight options and frequencies to the nearest city or airport is Pangkalan Bun. The airport named Iskandar Airport provides several flights: Surabaya, Semarang and Jakarta.

About 30 miles from Pangkalan Bun you will enter Camp Leakey. The place for study and conservation of Orangutans. To reach this area, you should cross the Sekonyer river. The site has expanded from the original hut in 1971. Its facilities, supported by the Orangutan Foundation International, are a part of the Tanjung Puting National Park.

Well, Pangkalan Bun is the transit city with an airport, some hotels and very few ways to spend your time.

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