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See West Kalimantan
Places of interest in West Kalimantan

On this page is a list of tourist attractions in the province of West Kalimantan.

Pontianak

As the capital of West Kalimantan, there are some interesting places to visit, among others the Equator Monument, Kadariah palace in Kampung Dalam, the State Museum, the Kapuas and Landak Bridges with a river view and floating market. Dine can simply relax in the recreational park Tirta Ria. The beach resort of Kijing and Temajoh Island are good places for diving, fishing and sailing.

Betana (Long House)

On the outskirts of Pontianak is a traditional Dayak long house at Saham village, 158 from Pontianak. The measures of long house are: 186 meter long, 6 meter wide 269 people live there. There is no accommodation here.

Pasir Panjang

It lies 17 kilometers from Singkawang in the Sambas regency. There is the beach resort of Pasir Panjang, ideal for swimming. Comfortable cottages are available equipped with a tennis court. In the vicinity of Singkawang, the Gunung Poteng hill resort with its fresh air is a good place for nature lovers.

National Park and Nature Reserve

The Gunung Palung ('Mount Palung') national park located in the Ketapang regency is home to miscellaneous flora and fauna. The Raya Pasi mountain located in the Singkawang regency is also interesting to visit to see the Rafflesia or the Giant Flower. Singkawang is also a nature reserve.

The forest of Sanggau is worth a visit where hot springs, lakes and caves can be found. The other nature reserves are the forests of Baning and Kelam Hill in the Sintang Regency. While in Kapuas Hulu, there is the Bentuang Karimun nature reserve where lake Sentarum and the protected Siluk fish (Sclerop hages Formocus) are found.

Sambas Palace

This palace is one of the remnants of the Kingdom of Sambas. Up to the present time it is still kept in good condition. There are many antiques to be seen.


Last revised on October 22, 2009
    
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