Central Kalimantan is one of the four provinces of Kalimantan and became a separate province just after the 2nd World War when Indonesia gained independence the indigenous tribes demanded that there area be made a separate province to the neighboring areas. Central Kalimantan is a beautiful area with the classic Indonesian mountain landscapes located all around it. Enjoy the rice paddies fields as well as the topical rain forests that line the mountains and volcanic regions as well as the lowlands which are covered mainly by mangroves. Central Kalimantan is an area of extreme beauty where you will also be able to witness the different cultures of the Dayak tribes which make up the majority of the population of the area. Interestingly Central Kalimantan has been undergoing an increase in population of 2.7% per year which is the largest at the moment in all of Indonesia and much higher than in the surrounding areas. The Dayak people are split into three different subcultures; these are the Ngaju, Sampit and the Bakumpai people which offer great ways to se the traditional life that has remained largely unchanged for thousands of years. The main religion hi Islam and there are some great temples to visit as well as other monuments from the pre-Islam times.
If you are interested in proper jungle environments with extremely interesting cultures living within it and a fascinating history surrounding the Sultanate of Banjar. Within the many Indonesian cultures there is a great deal of cultural diversity as many people come from islands around and bring their cultures to the area as well as their food and other things. There is a great deal of wildlife living in Central Kalimantan including the wonderful Orangutans, Rhinoceros and the Pygmy elephants which are clinging to survival. There is so much to do in Central Kalimantan and there are some great hotels if you wish to stay in this area including budget and great valley side villas with beautiful scenery on tap. Most prefer to take a tour into the heart of this incredible part of the country of Indonesia and the island of Borneo offering all of the great sights and in one time saving package.
If you are interested in wildlife and the great tropical environment of this fables land or if you are interested in interesting cultures then look no further the Central Kalimantan for an equatorial rain forest area with mountains that lift you out of the heat and rivers that will take you to the conservation parks and reveal as well as raise awareness of some of the magnificent wildlife that lives endangered in these areas. Reaching Central Kalimantan is easy via international flights from all of the major Indonesian airports as well as via ferries and fast boats from all of the neighbouring islands. With a friendly culture and a great selection of sights, Central Kalimantan is among the most interesting areas in Indonesia as well as the whole of South East Asia.