KalimantanCountry information

Kalimantan is the Indonesian part of Borneo, the third largest island in the world. The north of the island with the states of Sarawak and Sabah belong to Malaysia, while the southern part of Kalimantan, belongs to Indonesia. Tourism in Kalimantan is not very developed and it takes a lot of time to travel there. The distances are huge and transportation takes place almost exclusively on the great rivers of the country. The population is made up of the Malaysian Dayak, Malays and Chinese.
Kalimantan is one of the most mysterious islands in the world. Only here can you find freshwater dolphins in the Mahakam River and many unusual species of monkeys. The original inhabitants of the island, the Dayaks, were still head hunting until recently. Many of the ancient crafts of the Dayak are still practiced today. Admire finely woven baskets, mats and pearl jewellery in the markets. Other attractions include the diamond diggers in Cempaka, the floating market in Banjarmasin, and the rare fauna and flora of the Kutai - National Parks.
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