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Palangkaraya is the capital of Central Kalimantan. It's name means 'sacred place'.

There is nothing of particular interest to see or do in Palangakaraya though it is a good stop over point on the long journey between Banjarmasin in South Kalimantan and the Tanjung Puting National Park in Central Kalimantan. Directly the trip would take 16 hours by bus. Palangkaraya is 4 hours by bus from Banjarmasin.

The Kahayan River (600Km long) passes right next to Palangkaraya.

Kahayan River Palangkaraya

For a capital city of a province, Palangkaraya is mostly a one main street town. One of the more interesting buildings in Palangkaraya is the main mosque in the centre of town on Jl. Yani.

Mosque in Palangkaraya

There are night markets (Pesar Malam) on Jl. Halmahara, just off Jl. Yani,   selling mostly Indonesian style clothes, jewelry, DVDs and CDs and fruit.

Traffic on main street of Palangkaraya

Main street of Palangkaraya

How to get to Palangkaraya

Buses out of Palangkaraya

There is a bus ticket office on Jl. Bandar. Buses will collect you from this ticket office.

Buses to Sampit leave around 3.30pm and take over 5 hours. Tickets are 60,000Rp for an air-conditioned bus or 45,000Rp for economy with no air-conditioning.

Buses to Banjarmasin take around 4 hours and cost 45,000Rp.

Bus Banjarmasin - Palangkaraya - Sampit - Pangkalanbun

Palangkaraya Airport

Batavia Air has direct flights between Palangkaraya and Jakarta and Surabaya. www.batavia-air.co.id

 

Sriwijaya Air has direct flights from Palangkaraya to Jakarta.

www.sriwijayaair-online.com

 

 

Last updated 9th March 2009

Main street of Palangkaraya

Hotels in Palangkaraya

Most of the accommodation in Palangkaraya is fairly basic. Following are a list of hotels including contact details, 2009 prices and reviews from other travelers.

 

Losmen Putir Sinta is backpacker style accommodation located on Jl. Nias down near the river. Starts from 33,000Rp. For picture, prices and contact details click here.

Hotel Mahkota is a budget hotel with prices from 44,000Rp per night. For picture, prices and contact details click here.

Hotel Mina is a budget hotel located on Jl. Nias down towards the river. Prices start from 50,000Rp. For picture, prices and contact details click here.

Yanti Hotel is a budget hotel with prices from 55,000Rp per night. For picture, prices and contact details click here.

Hotel Dian Wisata is a budget hotel with prices from 90,000Rp per night. For picture, prices and contact details click here.

Hotel Banama Tingang. Prices start from 100,000Rp per night. For picture, prices and contact details click here.

Adidas Hotel (1 review) Is an airconditioned hotel. Prices start from 180,000Rp. For pictures, pricesand contact details click here.

Hotel Lampung located on the main street of Palangkaraya, Jl. Yani. Prices start from 228,000Rp. For picture, prices and contact details click here.

Hotel Sakura located on the main street of Palangkaraya, Jl. Yani. Prices start from 235,000Rp. For picture, prices and contact details click here.

 

Internet access

There are a few shops that offer Internet connections. Plasa Telkom on Jl. Yani has wireless hotspot for 5000Rp per hour though you have to purchase a starter pack for 27,500 which gives you your userid and password to access the network. Next door to here is ICC Net which has desktop based internet connections for rent.

Internet cafe Palangkaraya

There are a few ATM machines though no money changers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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