Kalimantan is part of Borneo that owned by Indonesia. Although
the land area is the largest compared to other islands in Indonesia, the
population is sparse. The reason is vast rain forests that make it
paradise for adventurer who go Indonesia for
Rain forests in Borneo are bio-diverse area with thousands of plants
and hundreds animal species grow and live there. It is very old
rainforest from 130 million years ago. Borneo rainforest is even older
than Amazon rain forest. One famous endangered species that live in
natural Borneo habitat is orang utan.
Many Indonesia’s national parks are located
in this island. Those are Danau Sentarum, Betung Kerihun, Bukit Baka
Bukit Raya, Gunung Palung, Tanjung Puting, Kayan Mentarang, Kutai, and
Sabangau. Tanjung Puting is World Network of Biosphere Reserves and Danau
Sentarum is Ramsar Site.
Although population is sparsely, Kalimantan is rich
of culture. The famous tribe in the island is Dayak tribe. Superstitious
believe still play important part in the culture. Gemstones and beads
arts are two famous souvenirs. When you go to Banjarmasin, enjoy the
floating market where people sell various products on the boat.
Since Indonesian part of the island is sparsely
populated with vast rain forest area, arranged tour is recommendable for
better transportation. You can get complete Indonesia tourism
infoand information for accommodation in goindo
net. You will enjoy Kalimantan in better