Mount Palung National Park
Padu Banjar, Simpang Hilir, Ketapang Regency, West Kalimantan 78857, Indonesia
About Mount Palung National Park
The park is notable for its diversity of habitat types, ranging from mangrove and freshwater swamp forest, to lowland alluvial (empran bench) forest, to montane forest, and for its diversity of wildlife. It is one of only a handful of parks in the world where orangutans can be seen in the wild.
Attractions near Mount Palung National Park
The monument marks the division between the northern and southern hemispheres. Twice a year, the shadowless sunlight occurs here, as the sun reaches its zenith on the Vernal Equinox (March 21st-23rd), and the Autumnal Equinox (September 21st-23rd).
Waterfalls cascade located in the village Dait Sekendal, District water Large, Porcupine District, West Kalimantan Province, Indonesia. The beauty of Dait Riam Waterfall lies in the large water discharge.
The viewing platform at the top of the futuristic Civic Centre tower offers the best all-round views of Kuching and the surrounding areas. The city and its hinterland, Mount Serapi, Mount Santubong and even the mountains of Kalimantan are visible on a clear day.
The Sarawak Museum, straddling both sides of Jln Tun Abang Haji Openg, has one of the best collections in Southeast Asia. It houses ethnographic collection, some good natural history displays and a section on the oil industry in Sarawak.
The museum exhibits the history and culture of the Muslim community in Sarawak and Malay archipelago, such as the development of Islam.
It was one of the few buildings that survived the 1884 Great Fire of Kuching, is said to have the best Feng Shui location in the city. It is believed to date back to 1843 and has been on official records since 1876.
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