Central Kalimantan Province


Central Kalimantan is the biggest province on Borneo island, about 253 800 kmĀ² width and its territory is mostly forest. The northern part is mountainous which are difficult to reach, the center is dense tropical forest, while the southern region is swamp with many rivers. The climate is hot and humid in Borneo. Central Kalimantan has a strategic geographical position, dealing directly with Java Sea and bordered with West Kalimantan and East Kalimantan provinces.

In this province you have the opportunity to enjoy nature tour in the exciting place. That's because Central Kalimantan is rich in natural reserves, such as in Bukit Raya and Monumental Kotawaringin Timur Forest group, Bukit Sapat Hawung in Barito Utara, and Merang in Palangkaraya. There is also a nature reserve land and sea in Kotawaringin Barat. Malau Besar Waterfall and Pauras in Barito Utara, Tangkiling in Palangkaraya. The beautiful and natural beach in Kotawaringin Barat and Ujung Pandaran in Kotawaringin Timur.

The are more objects have not yet known, with a variety of coastal areas, mountains / hills, plains and marshes, all kind of natural tropical vegetation dominate this area. Orangutans are still endemic animals in Central Kalimantan, especially in Tanjung Puting National Park area which has 300,000 ha area in Kotawaringin Barat and Seruyan. There are bears, porcupines, gibbons-gibbons, macaques, macaques, proboscis monkeys, anteaters, crocodiles, lemurs, freshwater whales (tampahas), arowana, manjuhan, marine life, turtles, fleeced, hornbills, parrots and other variety animals.

The native people of Central Kalimantan is Dayak tribe. The common Dayak tribe in Central Kalimantan is Dayak Ngaju because this kind of tribe is the most dominant. Other tribes who live on the coast is Banjar Malay Beach which is fill 24.20% of population. Central Kalimantan consists of dozens, even hundreds of Dayak languages. However, in daily life, language that is often used is Dayak Ngaju, Dayak Maayan, Dayak Kapuas, Javanese and Banjar language.

Dayak tribe known as "Rumah Betang" a large mansion which occupied by several families for generations. That's why they are very close and became the dominant element of the sustainability of this unique culture.

Central Kalimantan offers you the experience memorable tour of nature, culture, arts, and culinary.


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