Tanjung Puting National Park
Places to vist in Central Kalimantan
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The Tanjung Puting National Park, located in
Central Kalimantan is a world class tourist attraction. This reserve
maintains 2 rehabilitation centers for orangutans that have been kept
illegally as pets are readapted to jungle life, Camp Leakey and Pondok
Tanjung Puting National Park was declared a Nature Reserve first in 1935 and then gained National Park status in 1982. It has 400,000 hectares of peat and fresh water swamp land.
Tanjung Puting National Park is home to a wide variety of fauna and flora including the Borneo Orangutan, proboscis monkeys (long nose monkey or Dutch monkey), macacque monkeys, gibbons, the clouded leopard, sun bears, crocodile, mouse deer and barking deer. There are 220 species of birds including the large hornbills.
How to get to Tanjung Puting National ParkThe closest town for entry into Tanjung Puting National Park is Pangkalanbun. Pangkalanbun has it's own airport which can be reached from Java or from other cities in Kalimantan. You can hire a speedboat from Pangkalanbun to get down the river 20 minutes to Kumai which is a small riverside village, the gateway to the National Park. Or you can arrange a driver or someone to take you on their motorbike.
Before going to Kumai you need to register at the Tourist Police station at Pangkalanbun giving them notice that you are going to the park. There is no cost to this registration.
Last updated 5th October 2012
Accommodation / Guest Houses
THE PHPA GUEST HOUSE is a small basic lodge which is managed by the park rangers to raise money for the orangutan rehabilitation centres with Tanjung Puting
Rimba Lodge Sekonyer River, one hour up river from Kumai, Central Kalimantan +62 532 6710589 Fax: +62 532 21923 firstname.lastname@example.org
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