Tanjung Puting National Park, Kalimantan, Indonesia
Tanjung Puting National Park is a national park in Indonesia located on the island of Borneo in the Indonesian province of Central Kalimantan. Tanjung Puting sits on a peninsula that juts out into the Java Sea . The peninsula is low lying and swampy with a spine of dry ground which rises a few feet above the omnipresent swamp. Towards the north of Tanjung Puting is characterized by gentle hills and gold- bearing alluvial plains.
The park is famous for its orangutan conservation. In addition to orangutans and proboscis monkeys, the park is also home to gibbons, macaques, clouded leopards, sun bears, wild boars, porcupines, and Sambar deer. The park also features many reptiles, including crocodiles, monitor lizards, and pythons, birds, including hornbills and kingfishers, and insects, such as the giant Bornean butterfly.
Things to See & Do
* Guided walks
* Wildlife viewing
* Orangutan tours
Cruise Season - Jan - Dec
Currency - Rupiah (IDR)
Language - Indonesian
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Land Area - 4,150 km2
Time - GMT plus seven hours
International Country Telephone Code - +62
Port Location - The port is located at Kumai, the jumping off point for the Tanjung Putting National Park.
Travel Links - Pelni ships travel from Surabaya to Kumai approximately once every two weeks. It is also possible to fly to Pangkalanbun from Jakarta, Pontinak, Banjarmarsin and Sermarang, and take a taxi or ojek to Kumai.