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Muara Muntai boardwalk village

Muara Muntai boardwalk village

Muara Muntai boardwalk village


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.

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Muara Muntai boardwalk village

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Muara Muntai is a fishing village where you can stay in one of the guesthouses and enjoy the local fresh water fish. It is also the last place along the Mahakam to buy any supplies, if you plan to wander further into Borneo.

The village is at around two hours from Kota Bangun.

 

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What to see and do?

nearby: Muara Muntai boardwalk village

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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


Yupa site Hindu kingdom

Yupa site Hindu kingdom

Yupa site Hindu kingdom


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

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Yupa site Hindu kingdom

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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.

 

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What to see and do?

nearby: Yupa site Hindu kingdom

  • 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

  • Yupa Site Hindu Kingdom museum

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

  • 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


Sultanate palace and Kutai Kingdom tombs

Sultanate palace and Kutai Kingdom tombs

Sultanate palace and Kutai Kingdom tombs


In the sultanate palace, you can see the king’s throne, royal jewellery and learn the history of the oldest Hindu Kingdom.

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Sultanate palace and Kutai Kingdom tombs

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In the sultanate palace, you can see the king’s throne, royal jewellery and learn the history of the oldest Hindu Kingdom. The palace is famous for sacred relics from the Ramayana legend like the Uncal necklace. Visitors come from far to worship this legendary necklace, said to be one of a pair. The other one is in India.

The Kutai kingdom tombs are just next door. There are 249 tombs of Kutai kings and relatives, among which, the tomb of Aji Imbut, founder of Tenggarong city.

The sultanate palace and kingdom toms are located in the city centre of Tenggarong and within walking distance from the Wooden mosque and Kedaton.

 

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What to see and do?

nearby: Sultanate palace and Kutai Kingdom tombs

  • The Kutai folklore festival is held every year in one of the 3 cultural villages in Kutai Kartanegara. These are the Dayak villages of Lekaq Kidau, Lung Anai and Sungai Bawang.
    Kutai folklore festival
    Kutai folklore festival

  • In the sultanate palace, you can see the king’s throne, royal jewellery and learn the history of the oldest Hindu Kingdom.
    Sultanate palace and Kutai Kingdom tombs
    Sultanate palace and Kutai Kingdom tombs

  • An inspiring Dayak experience centre is located in the centre of Tenggarong city on the Kumala island in the Mahakam river.
    Dayak Experience Center
    Dayak Experience Center

  • Kota raja

    The Kota Raja Festival is held every year for a month to celebrate the anniversary of Tenggarong city. The spectacular events are a mix of traditional and contemporary art performances.
    Kota Raja Festival
    Kota Raja Festival

  • The Erau Adat Kutai international folk art festival (EIFAF) is held every year in Tenggarong, the capital city of Kutai Kartanegara.
    Erau International Folk Art Festival
    Erau International Folk Art Festival


Kedaton

Kedaton

Kedaton


The Kedaton Kutai Kartanegara was originally meant to be the residence of the Sultan, but has been transformed into a cultural centre to preserve art and culture.

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Kedaton

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The Kedaton Kutai Kartanegara was originally meant to be the residence of the Sultan, but has been transformed into a cultural centre to preserve art and culture. It is the epicenter for the cultural events in Tenggarong. The architecture is a mix of modern and Kutai Kartanegara palace style. Inside, visitors can get a feel of a royal interior and see a display of traditional Sultan’s costumes and traditional music equipment.

The Kedaton is located just next to the wooden Amir Hasanoeddin Jami mosque and within walking distance from the Sultan’s palace.

 

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What to see and do?

nearby: Kedaton

  • myborneo-tenggarong-Ling-Ain-Dayak-Village

    Live like a Dayak and submerge in this traditional village of Lung Anai at your own homestay. Learn hunting skills, go fishing, read animal trails, and master your blowpipe skills.
    Dayak Village Lung Anai
    Dayak Village Lung Anai

  • The Kutai folklore festival is held every year in one of the 3 cultural villages in Kutai Kartanegara. These are the Dayak villages of Lekaq Kidau, Lung Anai and Sungai Bawang.
    Kutai folklore festival
    Kutai folklore festival

  • The Erau Adat Kutai international folk art festival (EIFAF) is held every year in Tenggarong, the capital city of Kutai Kartanegara.
    Erau International Folk Art Festival
    Erau International Folk Art Festival

  • An inspiring Dayak experience centre is located in the centre of Tenggarong city on the Kumala island in the Mahakam river.
    Dayak Experience Center
    Dayak Experience Center

  • The Kedaton Kutai Kartanegara was originally meant to be the residence of the Sultan, but has been transformed into a cultural centre to preserve art and culture.
    Kedaton
    Kedaton


Wood museum

Wood museum

Wood museum


At the charming little wood museum, built from Borneo woods, you can get a good impression of the large variety of trees that grow in Borneo.

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Wood museum

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At the charming little wood museum, built from Borneo woods, you can get a good impression of the large variety of trees that grow in Borneo. You can compare logs of different kind of tropical hardwoods as well as fruit trees. You can also learn about the specific herbs that grow in the Borneo jungle and their characteristics as medicinal herbs.

The museum has a number of miniature Dayak longhouses in display. Marvels of traditional wooden architecture. On top of that, you can get eye-to-eye with 2 preserved crocodiles. The two river monsters attacked villagers in the 1990s. Newspaper clippings and photos displayed in the museum give you all the frightening details.

The wood museum is located just outside the city centre of Tenggarong, at some 10 minutes drive.

 

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What to see and do?

nearby: Wood museum

  • The Erau Adat Kutai international folk art festival (EIFAF) is held every year in Tenggarong, the capital city of Kutai Kartanegara.
    Erau International Folk Art Festival
    Erau International Folk Art Festival

  • In the sultanate palace, you can see the king’s throne, royal jewellery and learn the history of the oldest Hindu Kingdom.
    Sultanate palace and Kutai Kingdom tombs
    Sultanate palace and Kutai Kingdom tombs

  • The Kedaton Kutai Kartanegara was originally meant to be the residence of the Sultan, but has been transformed into a cultural centre to preserve art and culture.
    Kedaton
    Kedaton

  • Kota raja

    The Kota Raja Festival is held every year for a month to celebrate the anniversary of Tenggarong city. The spectacular events are a mix of traditional and contemporary art performances.
    Kota Raja Festival
    Kota Raja Festival

  • The Kutai folklore festival is held every year in one of the 3 cultural villages in Kutai Kartanegara. These are the Dayak villages of Lekaq Kidau, Lung Anai and Sungai Bawang.
    Kutai folklore festival
    Kutai folklore festival


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