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Banjarmasin, a River City in South Kalimantan



Banjarmasin is located in South Kalimantan, it is one province of provinces in Indonesia and it is near with the equal line. Banjarmasin is the capital city of this province. Globally, the island is well known as the Borneo. It came from the colonial age Dutch-Indie, because before Indonesia independents, Indonesia was ruled by Dutch colony. So did with the regions in Indonesia which led by kingdoms in every region, that included Banjarmasin which was led by three big kingdoms at that time, those were Daha Kingdom, Dipa Kingdom, and Kasultanan Banjar. After the coming of Dutch colony, those kingdoms were ruled under Dutch-Indie. And in the Dutch-Indie era, Kalimantan Island was named with Borneo; it came from the Dutch language. In the Dutch-indie governance era, Borneo or Kalimantan has been explored by its natural source and mining includes Banjarmasin. That is why, up until now, Banjarmasin is famous with the mining, and the Province of South Kalimantan is one of the sources of Dutch mining and now as the source mining of Republic of Indonesia.
The Sabilal Muhtadin Mosque, Banjarmasin

Sabilal Muhtadin Mosque, Banjarmasin

Just like the other regions that were ruled by kingdom, the region must have the local culture. So did with Banjarmasin. In Banjarmasin, there are Karawitan art, like karawitan Gamelan in Java, Traditional Theater and shadow puppet, and also the dance and many more. Mostly that cultural performance was the legacy of Kasultanan Banjar Kingdom, which now becomes Banjarmasin as the capital city of province of South Kalimantan. And as the interesting places to be visited in the Banjarmasin are museums Wasaka, Royal Tombs of Banjar Kingdom, and also you can see the performance of the dance of the Banjar and Dayak ethnic, which is the legacy of Kasultanan Banjar Kingdom. Besides the performance culture, you can also see the architect culture from the traditional kingdoms. Especially from Banjar Kingdom, that is named House of Banjar. If you have satisfied with cultural performance and architect, try the local unique foods and drinks. In Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan, there is Dodol Kandangan, Barabai, Amutai from the ducks meat, and Binuang from banana and many tasty foods there.

The Floating Market of Banjarmasin, Indonesia

The Floating Market, Banjarmasin, Indonesia

As the transportation, in Banjarmasin there is Syamsudin Noor International Airport, this is located in the Banjarbaru, South Kalimantan, or it is 25km from Banjarmasin city. It is near from the city and the central of the tourism. From the airport you can rent a cab or you can go by the mini bus that is operated by your tourist agency.

The Soto Banjar, the Traditional Food of Banjarmasin

Soto Banjar, the Traditional Food of Banjarmasin


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