East Kalimantan Province is the third largest province in the country where mining become the main economy sector. Tourism in the province is growing as the government and private companies put more effort in developing tourism facilities and promotion. With Samarinda as the capital, the other cities and regencies work hard in promoting their unique culture and nature.
Cities and Regencies of East Kalimantan Province
East Kalimantan consists of 3 cities and 7 regencies. The cities are Samarinda, Balikpapan, and Bontang. The regencies are Berau, East Kutai, West Kutai, Kutai Kartanegara, Paser, North Penajam Paser, and Mahakam Hulu.
How to Get In
Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Airport in Balikpapan is the main domestic and international gateway to this province. East Kalimantan also has several airports but only serve domestic flights. In the future, tourists could get in at Samarinda after the construction of international airport finish. For ship transport, Balikpapan port and Samarinda port are the gateway.
Natural attractions are the main charm of this province; with popular destinations are Derawan Archipelago at Berau, Unmul Botanical Garden at Samarinda, crocodile breeding in Balikpapan, deer breeding at Penajam, and Bukit Bangkirai Forest at Kutai Kartanegara. Cultural attractions are another charm. In the popular list is Dayak Pampang Kampong at Samarinda and Kedaton Kutai Kartanegara in Tenggarong.