South Kalimantan Province is located at the south east tip of Kalimantan Island. The province capital is Banjarmasin. Banjarmasin is sometime called the “River City” since the city located at the junction of the Barito and Martapura rivers.
South Kalimantan is one of the largest wood producers in Indonesia. It has extensive forests with a wide variety of trees such as iron wood, meranti, pinus and rubber. South Kalimantan is also known for its traditional handicrafts that are made from local raw materials such as precious stones, gold, silver, and a wide variety of woods including bamboo and rattan.
Major tourist attractions in South Kalimantan:
- Floating Market in Barito river
- Flower Island, a 60 hectares conservation forest that inhabited by monkeys
- Kaget Island, conservation forest that inhabited by the Bekantan monkeys and the Lutung
- Diamond Digging at Cempaka & Martapura
- Tasikung Beach
- Barito Bridge