South Kalimantan Province is the smallest province in Borneo but plays important part in Kalimantan tourism. The capital Banjarmasin is the biggest city in Kalimantan where modern development blends with traditional culture. The province offers so many things to do from exploring the stunning nature to unique shopping at floating market to picking best gemstone for souvenir.
Cities and Regencies of South Kalimantan Province
South Kalimantan consists of 2 cities and 11 regencies. The cities are Banjarmasin and Banjarbaru. The regencies are Banjar, Balangan, Barito Kuala, Central Hulu Sungai, North Hulu Sungai, South Hulu Sungai, Kotabaru, Tabalong, Tapin, Tanah Bumbu, and Tanah Laut.
How to Get In
You can get in by plane at Syamsudin Noor Airport at Banjarmasin. The airport serves domestic flights from major cities in Indonesia, including Jakarta, Surabaya, Jogjakarta, Bali, and Makasar. You can also get in by ship at Banjarmasin port. From surrounding Kalimantan, you can get in by bus or car.
In Banjarmasin, you can have canal tour and enjoy shopping at floating markets. Then, you can go to Martapura that very popular as diamond city where you can find beautiful diamonds and other gemstones. Meratus mountainous range is the destination to enjoy enchanted nature and Dayak Bukit tradition. The other natural destinations are including wetland area at Nagara, Amandit River for bamboo rafting, and sacred hill at Loksado.