As the capital of East Kalimantan Province, surely a city will have such wide range for the large populous, Samarinda with 812, 597 residents, making it the most populated city in the whole Kalimantan Island.
Samarinda is full of rolling hills; ranging from 10 to 200 meters from the surface of the sea. The Mahakam river flows throughout this city.
Many travels to Samarinda for business. But what they don’t know is, there are many things that could be seen in Samarinda. For nature lovers, Samarinda provides you with three waterfalls: Tanah Merah, Berambai, and Pinang Seribu. Steling Selili and National Garden Unmul Samarinda will also satisfy any nature lovers with its lake, zoo, and stage entertainment. For those of you who prefer cultural tourism more, Cultural Village Pampang is located around 20km from the city center. Pampang showcases their cultural attractions from Dayak Kenyah every Sunday.
Alongside the aforementioned places, there are religious tourist sites such as Masjid Shiratal Mustaqiem, known as the oldest mosque in Samarinda. There is also Masjid Islamic Center Samarinda, known as the second largest mosque in Southeast Asia after Masjid Istiqlal in Jakarta. For those who want to do small pilgrimage tourism, there is the Burial Ground of La Mohang Daeng Mangkona. Not only that, 10 km to the west of Samarinda, there is the Cave of Maria in Retreat House in Bukit Rahmat, Loa Janan that you can explore to your heart’s content.
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