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Tanjung Puting National Park -Tanjung Puting is the largest and most diverse protected example of extensive coastal tropical heath and peat swamp forest which used to cover much of Borneo. Completely by the purity of the air, the openness of the night sky with the most remarkable view of the Milky Way, the magnificence and dignity of the gentle orangutans, the thundering downpours that instantly cool the air, and the clarity of the brilliant crimson sunsets.

Tumbang Malahui - The longhouse at Tumbang Malahui, in the Rungan district, was built in 1911 by Ongko Uwan, together with six of his relatives and son-in-law, assisted by 400 workers. The house took a year to complete. The length of the house is 30 meters. The walls are made of tree bark, and the pillar is called bakas or sulung. Others are called penyambut, tengah and bungsu. A sandang statue is found in front of the house. The 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 three hours by speedboat. An old boat, or banama, believed to have once belonged to the Banjar kingdom, is found on the Parigi river, a tributary of the Kahayan, at Kantan, Pandih Batu, Kapuas regency. The length of the boat is 30 meters and the width eight meters.

The Nyaru Menteng - orang utans Care Centre is situated 28km outside of Palangka Raya, the capital of Central Kalimantan. The aim of the Nyaru Menteng Care Centre is to rescue orangutans that have been displaced from their habitat or held in captivity as illegal pets, and through quarantine and half-way housing release them back into their natural environment.

Kahayan River - The indigenous Dayak settlements along the Rivers of Kalimantan is an ideal way to experience the incredible culture, where village elders practice traditional medicine and mark their status with intricate body tattoos and remarkably heavy ear adornments, we will be warmly welcomed guests in their traditional longhouses.

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 pillar, also used to tie buffaloes during certain ceremonie Kualakapuas one can find the remains of old settlement.

Tanjung Puting National Park -Tanjung Puting is the largest and most diverse protected example of extensive coastal tropical heath and peat swamp forest which used to cover much of Borneo. Completely by the purity of the air, the openness of the night sky with the most remarkable view of the Milky Way, the magnificence and dignity of the gentle orangutans, the thundering downpours that instantly cool the air, and the clarity of the brilliant crimson sunsets..

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