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Sentarum Lake National Park

Taman Nasional Danau Sentarum is a protected area for biodiversity conservation Sentarum Lake in the interior of West Borneo. An area of 1,320 square kilometers consisting of half the lake water and half the tidal land, but when rainy season the entire park flooded.

Sentarum Lake National Park designated in 1999 as a national park. Previous status as a nature reserve in 1981 and a wildlife reserve in 1983. The park is inundated swamp forest with large rivers and small in the forest which is very rare in the world.

Tinuku Travel Sentarum Lake National Park in West Kalimantan, the unique system tidal water runoff Kapuas River

Tinuku.com Travel Sentarum Lake National Park in West Kalimantan, the unique system tidal water runoff Kapuas River

Travel.Tinuku.com Sentarum Lake National Park in West Kalimantan, the unique system tidal water runoff Kapuas River

System of freshwater lakes and forests flooded as coastal marshes make Sentarum Lake different other lakes in the world. Black-red colored water contains tannins from tree roots that grow in the surrounding peat forest.

During rainy season, water from Kapuas river enters the lake area and surrounding forests submerged up to 14 meters. But during dry season, the water level at rover down and the lake's water flows into river so that water flow in Kapuas river remained stable. At the peak of the dry season, the lake area into a stretch of land. The fishes swim in small ponds.

More than 675 species of flora in 97 families and special orchid has 154 species with 3 endemic species and 10 new species. Plants among Dichilanthe borneensis, Menungau (Vatica menungau), Putat (Baringtonia acutangula), Kayu Tahun (Carallia bracteata), Rengas (Gluta rengas), Kawi (Shorea balangeran), Ramin (Gonytylus bancanus), Ransa (Eugeissona ambigua), Pungguk (Crateva religiosa) and others.

Freshwater fish recorded 265 species of Linut (Sundasalax cf. Microps) length of 1 centimeter to Tapah (Wallago leeri) of more than 200 centimeters. Fish consumption is Toman, Lais, Belida, Jelawat and Patin. Beautiful fish is Ulang Uli (Botia macracantho) and Super Red Siluk (Scleropages formosus).

Recorded 147 species of mammals that includes nearly two-thirds of the 222 species in Kalimantan. Most mammals are endemic, rare or endangered species such as Proboscis (Nasalis larvatas), Kepuh (Presbytis melataphos eruniger), Borneon orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus), agile gibbon Black Hand (Hyobates agilis), Kelempiau (Hylobates muelleri), Macan Dahan (Neofelis nebulosa) and 23 other.

More than 310 species of birds and includes Stork Swamp Forest (Ciconia stormi) and Beluk Ketupa (Ketupa ketupa), Stork Tuntong (Leptoptilus) and 8 species of hornbill (Bucerotidae). Species of birds in the park area is also rich categorized and accounted for 20 percent of the 1,519 species of birds in Indonesia.

More than 8 types of reptiles such as Muara (Crocodylus porosus), Seyolong (Tomistoma schlegelli), labi-labi, Snake, Lizard and others, even frogs crocodile or Crocodile Rabin (Crocodylus raninus) in Asia has been declared extinct since 150 years was discovered Lake Sentarum.

Around the national park is inhabited by traditional communities Dayak Iban, Sebaruk, Sontas, Kenyah and Punan. Betang house is the traditional architecture has a length 186 meters, width 6 meters and inhabited 5 to 8 families. The travelers who come will be greeted with typical Dayak dances.

Tinuku Travel Sentarum Lake National Park in West Kalimantan, the unique system tidal water runoff Kapuas River

Tinuku.com Travel Sentarum Lake National Park in West Kalimantan, the unique system tidal water runoff Kapuas River

Travel.Tinuku.com Sentarum Lake National Park in West Kalimantan, the unique system tidal water runoff Kapuas River

Location: District of Batang Lupar, Badau, Jongkong, Bunut Hilir, Suhaid, Selimbau and Semitau in Kapuas Hulu, West Kalimantan.

Activity: Swimming Trekking, hiking, camping, hammocking. Explore the flora and fauna. Explore ethnography, archeology, architecture, culture and culinary. Seeing sunset and sunrise, hunting photography and videography, and others.

Complementary facilities: Tour guide, park management office, research centers, laboratories, boat rental and campsite. Shelter and restaurants. Resort in Bukit Tekenang by national parks management. Homestays and guesthouses around the lake. Cottages floating around the lake. Budget hotels in Lanjak, Semitau and Selimbau town.

Reach access: 144 km from Putussibau city, 450 km from Pontianak city.

Routes and public transport: All flights to Pangsuma Airports in Putussibau city. Then use a car to Lanjak town (4 hours), or use a boat or longboat via Nanga Suhaid (5 hours).

Advice: the best time when the rainy season is October to May.

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