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Tanjung Puting National Park

Taman Nasional Tanjung Puting is a conservation forest in Central Kalimantan. The travelers can greet orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus), proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus), Borneo gibbon (Hylobates agilis) and bears Helarctos malayanus in Tanjung Harapan, Pondok Tanggui, Camp Pondok Ambung dan Camp Leakey.

Tanjung Puting National Park is a conservation forest area of 4,150 square kilometers on a peninsula on the south coast of the island of Borneo covers the sub Kumai, Hanau and Seruyan Hilir. The park is home to the Bornean orangutan is the only great ape outside of Africa.

Tinuku Travel Tanjung Puting National Park ship cruises watch Borneon orangutans and proboscis monkeys live in wild Travel Tanjung Puting National Park ship cruises watch Borneon orangutans and proboscis monkeys live in wild Tanjung Puting National Park ship cruises watch Borneon orangutans and proboscis monkeys live in wild

Orangutan conservation of the world's largest with a population of 30,000 to 40,000 orangutans also a biosphere reserve which is set in 1977 with a core area of the national park designated in 1982 as a natural habitat for life in the wild.

Forest area has some type of ecosystem is lowland tropical forests, dry land forest or heath forest, freshwater swamp forest, peat swamp forests, mangrove forests, coastal forest and secondary forest. Had some rivers and empties into the Java Sea.

The main vegetation cover in northern regions is heath forest with insect-eating plants such as pitcher plants (Nepenthes sp). Peat swamp forests in middle and on the banks of some rivers. In the area along the side of river is freshwater swamp forests (alluvial), has a complex plant species and woody vines, epiphytes and ferns spread in large quantities.

Plants in the headwaters area consists of grass marsh dominated by Pandanus sp. and stretch of floating macrophytes like Crinum sp. Beaches occupied mangroves, brackish area in estuaries along the main river has palm (Nypa fruticans), Coastal sandy many plants Casuarina, Pandanus, Podocarpus, Scaevola and Barringtonia.

Plant species other keruing (Dipterocarpus sp), meranti (Shorea sp.), Ramin (Gonystylus bancanus), jelutung (Dyera costulata), sandalwood (Aquillaria), lanan wood, ironwood (Eusideroxylon zwageri), sengkuang (Dracontomelon sp.), Alstonia, Baeckia, Calophyllum, Campnosperma, Castanopsis, Dacrydium, Dactylocladus, Diospyros, Durio, Ganua, Hopea, Jackia, Licuala, eating salmon, Melaleuca, Mesua, Palaquium, Rhizophora, Schima, Sonneratia, Tetramerista, and Vatica.

Tanjung Puting inhabited by more than 38 species of mammals such as primates legendary Borneo orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus), proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus) and Borneo gibbon (Hylobates agilis). Another characteristic fauna of Borneo sun bears (Helarctos malayanus).

Other large mammals are sambar deer, muncak deer (Muntiacus muntjak), pelanduk deer (Tragulus javanicus) and beard pig (Sus barbatus). In fact, some types of aquatic mammals such as dugongs (Dugong dugong) and dolphins are reported to have been seen in the waters.

Several types of reptiles including sinyulong crocodile (Tomistoma Schlegeli), estuarine crocodile (Crocodilus porosus) and labi-labi (Trionyx cartilagineus). More than 200 species of birds including Sandang Lawe (Ciconia stormi) in the list of 20 world's rarest bird species. Tanjung Puting is home colony Egretta alba, Anhinga melanogaster and Ardea purpurea.

The travelers can visit the spot Tanjung Harapan, Pondok Tanggui, Camp Pondok soar and the biggest is Camp Leakey built in 1971.

Tinuku Travel Tanjung Puting National Park ship cruises watch Borneon orangutans and proboscis monkeys live in wild Travel Tanjung Puting National Park ship cruises watch Borneon orangutans and proboscis monkeys live in wild Tanjung Puting National Park ship cruises watch Borneon orangutans and proboscis monkeys live in wild

Location: West Kotawaringin Regency, Kalimantan.

Activity: Explore the flora and fauna. Hunting photography and videography, and others.

Complementary facilities: Ship cruise.

Reach access: 15 km from Pangkalan Bun city to Kumai port.

Routes and public transport: All flights to Pangkalan Bun city. Then to Kumai port use buses or taxis. From Kumai port take cruises are widely available for the tour to Tanjung Puting.

Official contact: Kantor Balai Taman Nasional Tanjung Putting
Jln. H.M. Rafi'i Km 2, Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan Tengah
Telp/Fax : +6253223832
email : [email protected]

Advice: A trip to Tanjung Puting using cruise ships in various sizes and facilities, while the accommodation in the form of the jungle lodge and guest house. Most small vessel carrying 7 to 12 passengers and very comfortable in cruise days. Ships not too fast, so travelers can enjoy the atmosphere Sekonyer river, sunset, fireflies and other wild animals at riverside.

The chef is the person who will cook on the ship and prepared all the food needs during the trip. Food and beverages adjust the budget and tastes of the traveler.

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