Palangkaraya Kahayan River
Palangkaraya is the capital of Central Kalimantan province.
Palangkaraya is situated in the upstream region of the Kahayan river.
Palangkaraya is inhabited by about 100,000 people, and has
two districts, Pahandut and Bukitbatu. Pahandut is
being developed more then Bukitbaru. As the Capital
of the province, Palangkaraya can be easily reached
from Jakarta, Surabaya, Banjamasin, Samarinda, Balikpapan and other
points on the island.
Palangkaraya, Kaja Island, Mt. Tangkiling, Tahai Lake, Central
Main Interest & Things to
Regional Museum has collections of historical and cultural interest,
including Samples of Dayak art architecture in the form of
miniature sandungs and patahu, also samples of the
local crafts of Central Kalimantan can be found.
Tangkiling lies north of Palangkaraya. Small rivers flow
through the reserve. Orangutans and wild life can be spot easy at Kaja
Island, in combination with traditional Dayak culture.
Gohong Rawai is known for its
beautiful and challenging rapids. Suitable for adventurers, white-water
rafters and nature lovers.
Bukit Rawi, north of Palangkaraya, in the upper reaches of the Kahayan
river, are a sandung and a sapunduk, wooden structures in which the
ashes of the dead are kept. Sapunduk is a statue which serves as
to Kaja Island ( Pulau Kaja ), where
we can spot the orangutans from the river side, at Nyaru Menteng
arboretum we got information of the rehabilitation
process of these wildlife creatures.
longhouse in Buntoi is about 100 years old. which is located in the
downstream Kahayan River area, and can be reached from Banjarmasin or
Palangkaraya. The trip takes one full day. Pantar and Sandung statues
are found in front of the longhouse.
longhouse at Tumbang Malahui, in the Rungan district, the length of the
house is 30 meters. The walls are made of tree bark, and the pillar is
called bakas or sulung. A sandang statue is found in front of
place can be reached from Palangkaraya overland up to Tangkiling, then
over the river to Timbering Jatuh, Rungan district. Then continue to
Timbering Malahui, which takes two hours. A trip from Tangkiling to
Timbering Jatuh, takes 10 hours by klotok boat. The same trip takes
three hours by speedboat. banama
Melawen is near Buntok, small motorboats are available for sailing or
longhouse of Makonjun in Makonjun village, can be
reached by motorboat from Muarateweh in two hours. The longhouse was
built about 100 years ago and is more then 100 meters long.
Culture : Dayak
Ot Danum, Dayak Ngaju
& Fauna : Low
land Tropical Rainforest and Wildlife
Starting Point :
Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia
Tour Transport Possibilities
: Public transport
facilities like boats and buses are availeble
Point : Palangkaraya,
Central Kalimantan, Indonesia
to enry point : -
Tour Duration :
Recommended visit time for Palangkaraya is 1 day, for Kahayan,Katingan,
Rungan River is 3 till 6 days.
Hotels : Simple
Hotels, Local houses, jungle camp
Tour Grade : Usual