Kualakapuas is the capital of the Kapuas regency, south of Palangkaraya,
on the Kapuas River 40 kilometers from Banjarmasin. A well-known
tourism attraction is ‘Telo’ Island, a fishing village
and port. It is a pleasant location for recreation. For the adventurer,
white water rafters and nature lovers, there is Gohong Rawai, which
known for its beautiful and challenging rapids. The gold mines of
Teweh and Batu Api, Rungan district, are also interesting places
to be visited. In this region, gold mining is a major source of
livelihood for the people, who pan for the valuable metal using
the old traditional method. Gold mines are found in many places
in Central Kalimantan.
BATU SULI AND BATU TINGKES
Batu Suli is a steep hill in Khayan riverbank with natural scenery,
which is originally and fascinates trees ruthless. In Batu Suli
culminate; there is a boosting big stone upward with incline position
called Batu Antang or Batu Tingkes. This tourism object is located
in Upun Batu Teweh district.
This tourism object located in North Kahayan Hulu region which is
a river line that covered with trees with its ruthless in left and
right side of the river, the clear water hardly suited for tourism
KAPUAS HULU RIVER
This Kapuas Hulu river path is very compatible for tourism adventure
by using rubber boat or other boat types. It is along the length
of this river there are some Riam fruits with extent of its river
stone in so many its forms. In left and right of the river there
is the trees, which inhabited various fauna types.
CEMARA LABAT BEACH
This beach unfolds in Java Sea coastal area with approximately length
5 km that being under the aegis of coconut trees and mangrove tree,
so it has beautiful scenery and interesting. The condition of the
beach is gradient and waved. This beach is located in south side
of Kuala Kapuas in Cemara Labat village, Kapuas Kuala district.
UP THE RIVER OF KAHAYAN
There are many long houses which are found at the Kahayan river
mouth become an interesting scenery. The long wooden boats become
the backbone of the inter-village transportation. The upstream journey
by Klotok boat (long boat) along the Kahayan River has its own challenge.
This river is indeed not so widely known, if compared with Kapuas
River (600 kilometers) and Barito River (500 kilometers). Like the
big rivers in Kalimantan, this river has been the source of subsistence
of the population for thousands years, from which they would hunt,
fish and collect foods and other forest products (such as bee wax,
hornbills ivory, rattan cane, resin and camphor).