West Kalimantan is the fourth widest province in Indonesia. With its hundreds of big and small rivers, West Kalimantan is called “A Thousand Rivers” province. Pontianak, located right on the Equator Line, is the capital city of West Kalimantan. In this province, dwell the longest river in Indonesia called Kapuas River which runs approximately 1,143 km.
The Major ethnic groups who live in West Kalimantan are Dayak (native ethnic in Kalimantan), Melayu and Chinese. West Kalimantan locals embrace various religions, like Islam, Catholic, Protestant, Buddha and Hindu. Most of West Kalimantan locals works in agricultural sector, plantation, fishery and commerce.
Major tourist attractions in West Kalimantan:
- Gunung Palung National Park, the home of many thousands of wild orangutans
- Kijing Beach
- Kapuas River, the longest river in Indonesia
- Sambas, a charming city with a fascinating past archaeological
- Tanjung Gundul beach
- Pasir Panjang beach
- Melanggar Waterfall, 50 m high and 75 m wide waterfall
- Remabo Waterfall, seven level waterfall
- Long house, 310 m length and 18 m wide house, that is dwelt about 34 family heads