About South Kalimantan
In South Kalimantan you can enjoy nature tourism consisting of many rivers, forests, lakes and mountains, as well as cultural and historical tourism in the form of diverse art and cultural relics. Beautiful traditional handicrafts made from local raw materials such as stone, gold, silver, brass, iron, and also various wood varieties such as bamboo and rattan.
Many villages and settlements were built along the Barito river by native Banjar people. This is where you can enjoy the river culture in Banjarmasin as its own interesting cultural style. Most community activities in Banjarmasin occur in rivers or around rivers. Therefore it is very interesting watching city life from the middle of the river. You can rent a motorboat that stays on the river bank at a rate of around Rp. 75,000.00 per hour to start the trip down the river through a number of withdrawal locations with a travel time of two to three hours. This is one of the most interesting tourist activities in the city of Banjarmasin by walking down the river and canals. The suburbs of the river’s natural scenery are still pristine and tourists can walk along the Martapura and Barito rivers using “Klotok” and speedboat.
The province of South Kalimantan which has thousands of cities in Banjarmasin is located in the south of the island of Kalimantan. The west is bordered by the province of Central Kalimantan, the east by the Makassar Strait, the south by the Java Sea and in the north by the province of East Kalimantan.
Mount Meratus divides South Kalimantan into 2 different regions. The southern part of the province is low land with rivers that stretch through the vast mangrove swamps along the coast and make Kalimantan land extraordinarily fertile.
In general, the area of South Kalimantan consists of two seasons, namely the rainy season and the dry season (hot). The rainy season usually occurs from October to May. While the dry season (summer) occurs in June to August and between the two seasons there is a transition season.