Thursday, December 23, 2010
Hill Bangkirai become one tourist attraction in East Kalimantan are interesting to visit. Tourists can feel the atmosphere of tropical rain forest (tropical rain forest) is so natural. In Bukit Bangkirai there are also many species of animals. Bangkirai hill which has an area of about 1,500 hectares are forest conservation which aims to develop natural tropical moist forest monument. Forest tourism can be used as a medium of nature and environmental education, or even can be used as research objects.
Hill Named Bangkirai because in the forests of this tour there are many trees that grow Bangkirai. In fact, these trees have been outstanding for more than 150 years to reach a height of 40 to 50 meters and 2.3 meters in diameter. Hill Bangkirai inaugurated on March 14, 1998.
One of the privileges Hill Bangkirai is the challenge for tourists to try to walk along the canopy bridge (suspension bridge), whose height reached 30 meters from the surface soil. Overall length is 64 meters canopy bridge that connects the 5 trees Bangkirai. For tourists who have problems with altitude to try it as one of alternative therapies. From the upper canopy bridge, tourists can view the panorama of tropical rain forests is accompanied by strong winds, distant cool breeze. Bridge swinging feel continues when the new stepped halfway. However, occasionally we will definitely try to feel happy and challenged. Canopy bridge was a first in Indonesia, both in Asia and eighth in the world.
Bangkirai Hill is located in District Samboja, Regency, East Kalimantan Province, Indonesia.
To reach the Mount Bangkirai tourists need to travel a distance of about 150 km from the city Tenggarong or Samarinda. From the City of Aberdeen is only 58 km. Or from the capital district Samboja only about 20 km. Travel can be reached by road, either two wheelers or four wheelers.
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F. Accommodation and Other Facilities
Sightseeing Hill Bangkirai equipped with adequate facilities and infrastructure. There is a conference hall that can accommodate 100 people, there is a restaurant with varied menu offerings, and accommodation (cottages) with air conditioning as well as lodging facilities jugle cabin, which is a natural lodging facilities are not equipped with electricity. Visitors who want to enjoy Inhutani Balikpapan can contact at the telephone number (0542) 736066-734644.