Covers over 90,000 sq km in Gunung Palung, Ketapang Regency is home to many diverse types of flora in the dipterocarpaceae group. Natural beaches, waterfalls, and splendid landscapes are abundant throughout the park.
The park is located in the southwest of the province and can be reached by first traveling from Pontianak to Ketapang by plane or by express boat to Telok Melano and then by mini bus for approximately 2 hours or long boat for 6 hours. Covering an area of 35.809 sq. km with a population of nearly 394,500 is the bustling city of Ketapang. The regional airport Rahadi Usman and sea port make it an important link to the rest of Kalimantan. Unspoiled national parks and reserves, sandy beaches, and some historic buildings attract visitors from near and far. Accommodation ranging from moderate hotels including restaurants is available.
Best of all, Ketapang prides itself on its good, old fashioned hospitality. This is a place where you’ll always be greeted with a smile.
KENDAWANGAN NATURE RESERVE
Kendawangan Nature Reserve is enriched with an ecosystem comprising lowland forest, coastal forest, mangrove forest, swamp forest and peat forest. Covering an area of 150,000 square kilometres, this reserve is also home to sea turtles.
A spectacular marine nature reserve 100 kilometers east of Ketapang and covering an area of 77,000 square kilometres, the island is home to many species of turtles and dugongs.
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