Travel guide to Kalimantan Borneo
Borneo is the name of Kalimantan in Indonesia because the area of Kalimantan amounting to two-thirds of the island of Borneo area, the fourth largest island in the world (after Australia, Greenland and New Guinea). And it includes the northern coast of the island of Borneo in Malaysia, Sarawak and Sabah, Brunei and small independent oil and rich Kalimantan, which has an area of 540,000 square kilometers (200,000 square miles), accounted for nearly 30 per cent of the land area in Indonesia, but barely occupied by six percent Of the population
Although Kalimantan name may be unfamiliar, and many of us have ideas about Borneo: forests, which can not penetrate the dangerous wild animals. The plight of the orang utans endangered forest degradation draw the attention of global warming monitors. Can see the waterfalls that penetrate the large rivers in Kalimantan, also can visit the tribal areas Aldayak
Places to Visit in Kalimantan
Central and West Kalimantan
Central and West Kalimantan, both from large provinces that are rarely visited by tourists because of the poor infrastructure and the lack of a promotional effort by the tourism industry. Although the Pontianak, capital of West Kalimantan, is a busy shopping mall in the center of the equivalent Kalimantan, the Palangkaraya, it is not much more than a small town comprising government administrative bodies. Major industries include the governorates of deforestation – processing of palm oil and mining – and this put them under the watchful eye of the world interested in getting rid of carbon emissions.
There are many attractions. Six National Parks to protect the remaining habitat, with human Algab- utans aroused the attention of most countries. But there are many more endangered need to look for, such as sun bears, Malayan tapirs, leopards clouded species, and a wide variety of gibbons, monkeys hose, tarsiers and slow lorises. Crocodiles and false gharials swim in the rivers that cut both regions, while snakes sun themselves in the trees and hornbills rise above forest canopies
Dayak tribes, who have a deep cultural heritage of their own roots, also attract tourists. Ngaju and central Kalimantan, for example, strongly held faith, Kaharingan, and they fought the Indonesian government and won the right to have it recognized as one of the religions in the country officially recognized. Very strong is the influence of Dayak in Central Kalimantan, where the province also recognizes traditional tribal laws. In West Kalimantan, many Dayak tribes in the upper reaches of the river Kapuas and live deep inside the national parks isolated