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Yupa site Hindu kingdom

At Muara Kaman, upstream Mahakam river, you can find historical evidence of the oldest Hindu kingdom heritage in Indonesia.

Yupa site Hindu kingdom

the facts

At Muara Kaman, upstream Mahakam river, you can find historical evidence of the oldest Hindu kingdom heritage in Indonesia. The Yupa site is named after 7 inscriptions called Yupa that were found on the site. Yupa Site Hindu KingdomThe original inscriptions are now in the national museum in Jakarta and replicas in the Sultanate’s palace in Tenggarong.

The remains on the Yupa site include a long beam stone, which according to local stories, can not be lifted from the place. The Yupa site is a favourite pilgrimage place for Hindu people from Bali.

 

What to see and do?

nearby: Yupa site Hindu kingdom

  • Go into the heart of Borneo and meet the friendly and colourful Dayak Kenyah tribe in Lekaq Kidau. Witness and learn their unique art performances, handicrafts, and dances.
    Dayak village Lekaq Kidau
    Dayak village Lekaq Kidau
  • Witness hundreds of Borneo swamp buffalo on their morning swim in the river. It is a spectacular daily routine and part of the buffalo farming in the Mahakam upriver area.
    Swimming swamp buffaloes
    Swimming swamp buffaloes
  • Ride a boat in the beautiful Borneo nature reserve of Muara Kaman and go on the look out for the rare river dolphin. In the meantime, enjoy proboscis, long tail monkeys and exotic birds ashore.
    Spot the rare river dolphin
    Spot the rare river dolphin
  • Join the local fishermen and go fishing on Semayang lake in the estuary of Makam river. Enjoy the sunset at one of the largest lakes in the country.
    Fishing Semayang lake
    Fishing Semayang lake
  • Don’t miss a visit to the unique candy-coloured stilt village of Muara Muntai. The charming wooden village is built over a swamp has an 8 km wooden board walk connecting the different areas in the village.
    Muara Muntai boardwalk village
    Muara Muntai boardwalk village

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