Culture of Kalimantan Island. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces
When in Pontinak, on the West of Borneo, definitely visit the monument, which marks the equator line. You will not only be able to stand on “the middle” of the Earth, but you will also see an amazing natural phenomenon. If you find some water and a vortex, you will see, that the monument is located in the exact place it should be. In a couple of meters to the North of the monument the water will spin in a clockwise direction, and if you make a few steps to the South, it will spin the opposite direction. Also visit Negeri, a museum of the local history. Check the working hours before going there, as the museum is only opened half of the day. Keraton Kadriya, a former sultan’s palace, will not only be interesting for those, who like wood architecture, but for all the travelers, who wanted to learn about the life and morals of the eastern leaders.
Family holidays with kids in Kalimantan Island. How to entertain your child, things to show to children.
Kalimantan, Borneo in Malaysian, is divided between three states – Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brunei. If you want to have the best time here with your child, do your best to get to the … Open
The Borneo cuisine has Chinese, and local, and Indonesian, and Indian traces of culinary traditions. “Nasi” rice is usually served here as one of the main courses. Local people use it as … Open
Unforgettable experience will give you Waja Sampai Ka Puting – a museum, devoted to the confrontation of capitalists and communists. In Samarinda, you may look at unusual buildings on pilings and rafts. Local floating markets also leave a peculiar impression. It should be noticed, that the main landmark of the island is still the culture of the Dayak people and all about it. Try to visit at least one of the aborigines’ settlements and look at their “long houses”, the true silent monuments of ancient history.
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Culture guide to Kalimantan Island. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Kalimantan Island: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Kalimantan Island. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!