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Balikpapan is a seaport city on the east coast of the island of Borneo in the Indonesian province of East Kalimantan. Two Harbors Semayang and Kariangau (a fery harbor), and Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Airport are the main transportation ports to the city and also knpown as 2nd largest in Indonesia. The city has a population of 701,066 and making it the second largest city in East Kalimantan, after Samarinda. 

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MELAWAI Beach

MELAWAI Beach


Melawai beach is one of the most popular beaches in Balikpapan, located on Jenderal Sudirman street, Balikpapan city, East Kalimantan Province. Melawai beach is not a wide beach with long white sand and you also cannot dive or swim here. That is not why this beach is popular. This beach is attractive when the sun sets. Sunset in Melawai beach is the best among all other places in Balikpapan. A clear view at the horizon without anything in front to distract.

KEMALA Beach


Kemala beach always offer a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere so it is no wonder this beach is often busy with people also because this beach is in downtown Balikpapan, near Jalan Sudirman. Besides chilling, relaxing and swimming you can try one of the other activities here like the banana boat, jet ski, or flying fox. You can feel like you are in Bali when you are at this beach because the beach is made of soft white sand with quiet waves and some shade is provided by coconut trees on the edge of the beach. There is also a restaurant on the beach styled like a Balinese restaurant named D'Jimbaran Resto.
 

Vegetables Garden Inpres Market (Kebun Sayur)

Vegetables Garden Inpres Market (Kebun Sayur)


The Vegetable Garden Inpres will be a great spot to stop by. This is the place whereby you can actually buy gifts and handicrafts. And if you do happen to be wearing any jewellery with you during your visit at Balikpapan, they offer services such as helping you to wash away your faded gold or silver. And if you are planning to purchase any of them this place alone offers you the best price in town.

BEKAPAI Park


Bekapai park is the city park.  It is located right in the heart of Balikpapan city. There is a water fountain as the center of the park. During the night, the park expose its enchanted beauty.  The bronze lighting system which fall to the water spray and the sculpture has created s silouete of an-outpouring oil. This image is meant to symbolize Balikpapan as “the Oil city” of Indonesia.

The park also set with nice out door sitting area under the shade of palm trees. Just like a little oasis in the middle of a dessert, the park is a green place with splash of fresh water view in the middle of a modern metropolis city.  A choice for taking a quick pause while exploring Balikpapan city live.

LAMARU Beach

LAMARU Beach


Lamaru Beach is one of favorite tourist destination in Balikpapan. The beach is located on the east of Manggar Segara Sari Beach. This beach facing the Sulawesi Sea and has white sand with blue and crystal clear seawater. The waves also quite friendly allowing visitors to play, swimming or other watersports.

Crocodile Teritip Breeding


Crocodile Teritip Breeding is residing in east of the airport, 27 Km from downtown, there is place of crocodile breeding. Visitor can feed to crocodile with a chicken that bought in that place, seems become entertainment amusement for some people. The numbers of crocodiles in breeding with 5 Ha widths are about 3000 tails that consisted of three types that is Muara Crocodile, Supit Crocodile and Swamp Crocodile.

The Village of Water Margasari

The Village of Water Margasari


The next tourist spot is the village of Water Margasari. Here, you can feel the Venice-style city of Aberdeen. The whole house is made of wood and are on top of the water, the transportation is used motorboats. This village was built in 2000 and became one of the tourist attractions in Balikpapan are proud of the city government because it is considered a success to build a tourist village. Here, you can relax in the gazebo provided while interacting with local residents. Or if you like fishing, bring your fishing gear and fishing from the bridge please ironwood.

BANGKIRAI Hill


Bukit Bangkirai is one of the tourist destinations in East Kalimantan that you must be visit. About a two-hour’s drive north of Balikpapan city central. Bukit is actually a park within the rain forest, featuring log cottages for overnight stays, a small restaurant, restrooms, several [overgrown] jungle treks, a questionably maintained swimming pool and, for those who linger until five in the afternoon or so, the lure of viewing East Kalimantan famous Hornbills that frequent the area around dusk.

Bukit Bangkirai can be reached by traveling overland for 1.5 hours from the city of Balikpapan. In this area there is a canopy bridge along 64 m were hanged connect 5 Bangkirai tree at a height of 30 m. This canopy bridge is the first in Indonesia, both in Asia and the eighth in the world. Its construction was made by cooperation among the United States and Indonesia government.

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