7 Place of Interest in Balikpapan
So far, more commonly Balikpapan known as the city of oil producers (and still others thought as the capital of East Kalimantan Province). With the development of the oil and gas industry in the province, the impact will be seen in the amount of movement of people in and out of there. If there is an opportunity to come here as a business, its time to enjoy the beauty of the Balikpapan tourism. And if you do not have a purpose or a vacation in the near future, maybe you can also begin to plan for a "try" Balikpapan.
Here we recommend some destinations that deserve to be visited.
Klandasan market is one of the traditional markets Balikpapan. Local government to organize this traditional market looks slick, making it convenient to visit both local people and tourists.At the market, located on Jalan Sudirman, visitors can find a variety of fresh fruits, fresh fish, crab to lobster with traditional prices.Klandasan market also visited by many visitors from out of Balikpapan to meet local products with "real local prices" such as fresh fruit, fish, crab and lobster.
Vegetable Gardens Inpres Market
If you are interested in bringing a gift of fresh lobster or crab, maybe you can visit the Trade Center & Craft Market Vegetable.Vegetables Garden Inpres Market is one of the famous places of tourist visits to the souvenir hunters, where visitors will find shops that sell gemstone diamonds, jade, gold, and others. Gemstone prices mentioned here are cheaper compared to other cities in Indonesia because of its location close to the source of production. If you have jewelry, gold, silver or anything that needs to be washed, some shops are here to provide services for this. In addition there are also stalls and gift from Dayak Tribes.
Kemala Beach, also known as Police Beach Kemala is very easy to reach. Located at Balikpapan city in the region, precisely at Jalan Sudirman. Local people visit this beach to enjoy the sunset moments with friends or family.
Preserve Forest Wein River
10,000 hectares of preserve forest has a variety of preserve animals such as the orang-utan, honey bears, and the proboscis monkey. Unfortunately it does not always visitors can see animals protected. In the forest there are also plants that are protected, such as Semar and Ginger Pouch.If you are interested in "renewing the mind" of your work and life, preserve forest this is the right place. Preserve forests are located in Jalan Soekarno-Hatta, Km 15, and District Coral Joang. Unfortunately, public transportation is not fully reaching this place continuously, so travelers generally come with their own vehicle (lease).
Wana Wisata Forest
15 hectares of forest is suitable for a family or group. Forest Holidays is located at Jalan Wana Soekarno Hatta Km. 10, Sub Coral Joang, or not so far from the River Protection Forest Wein and is open daily from 5 pm. Visitors will be charged an entrance fee of Rp. 1000 / person and Rp. 3000 /car .Just like as Forest Preserve Wein River, visitors generally come to use their own vehicle rather with public transport to reach the location
Bored with nature or "tired of spending money" in the souvenir shops? Perhaps you are planning a visit to buffer crocodile located at Jalan Mulawarman No. 66, village of Barnacle.
Crocodile occupies 6 acres of land and has approximately 3,000 alligator tail. In addition to the "attractions" crocodile breeding also offers the attractions of other animals, such as elephants, monkeys, turtles, and raccoons. Visitors can also try crocodile satay restaurant located in the ranch area. In addition, visitors can also feed a crocodile with a chicken that can be purchased for a price of about Rp. 10,000 per head. Two things may be tried as souvenirs that are intangible.
Balikpapan oil refinery
Do not see refineries or oil tanks apparently not complement your visit to the oil town of Balikpapan. Although the limited status of this place, aka not open to the public, the public can still see how great and many oil refineries are located in Oil Street (leading to Balikpapan Bay) this. Refineries is located in an area of 2.5 km2 and is surrounded by a wire fence. If you do not have your own vehicle, tourists can still see the refineries of the number 6 minibus departing from Terminal Peace. However, you will be banned from taking photos of the region.
Congratulations to plan your next vacation to Balikpapan!