Museum in Banjarmasin

Museum Lambung Mangkurat

An above-average museum of local arts and history with approximate English translations providing nuggets of information about pivotal events – like the Banjar people sinking a Dutch warship in 1860, armed with only…
Mine in Banjarmasin

Cempaka Diamond Fields

Wooden sluices filter muck from pits where men stand chest deep blasting away at the sediment with water cannons. Mining at its most basic, cheapest, picturesque, and – for the bold – participatory. At the Banjarbar…
Mosque in Banjarmasin

Masjid Sultan Suriansyah

Though it marks the first Islamic place of worship in Borneo, the beautiful angular wooden building was reconstructed in 1746, leaving the oldest physical mosque accolade to Banua Lawas from the Tabalong Regency (16…
Mosque in Banjarmasin

Mesjid Raya Sabilal Muhtadin

This large flat-domed mosque looks like something off a Star Wars set. During Ramadan, the famous Pasar Wadai (Cake Fair) runs along the adjacent riverfront.
Buddhist Temple in Banjarmasin

Soetji Nurani Temple

Step into this 1898 temple, and the hobbit-sized candles and incense coils that smoulder for days will transport you 3000km north to China.
Museum in Banjarmasin

Penggosokkan Intan

Lots of shops polish diamonds, but this is the official place for tourists to watch; 700m north of the Banjarbaru roundabout.