Top things to do in Central Kalimantan

Top Choice Indonesian in Palangka Raya

Rumah Tjilik Riwut

This lovely garden restaurant-gallery in a traditional house specialises in local Dayak cuisine such as juhu umbut ikan baung (fish cooked in coconut milk and young rattan shoots), as well as a broad menu of Indones…
Wildlife in Tanjung Puting National Park

Orang-utan Feedings

Orang-utan feedings at Tanjung Puting National Park are part of an ongoing rehabilitation process, but also allow visitors a near-guaranteed opportunity to see the great apes in semi-wild surroundings. Feedings take…
Indonesian in Palangka Raya

Kampung Lauk

This sprawling riverside place is like a mini-village of individual thatched pondoks linked by boardwalks, along which waiters scurry with trays of seafood and rice dishes. The speciality is local river fish and the…
Indonesian in Pangkalan Bun

Rumah Makan Meranti

Solid furnishings and sophisticated atmosphere greet diners at this popular local restaurant that's a cut above your average warung. Apart from the usual Indonesian fare, there are Western standards such as steak an…
Cafe in Pangkalan Bun

Iduna Cafe

This modern, air-conditioned cafe with stuffed chairs and cool lighting is the best place around for espresso coffee and bakery items, but it also does burgers, pasta and nasi goreng.
Wildlife Reserve in Palangka Raya

Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation

The centre is typically closed to visitors to increase the rehabilitation success of its 600-or-so orang-utans. The tiny visitor centre opens on the weekends; you can see a few caged animals through its large window…
Palace in Pangkalan Bun

Istana Kuning

The mostly empty wooden hilltop palace overlooking Pangkalan Bun Park celebrates three architectural traditions of the sultans' assorted wives: Chinese, Dayak and Malay. Built in 1806 (and rebuilt in 1990 after a de…
Chinese in Palangka Raya


Some of the best Chinese food in the city, served in air-conditioned comfort. It's known for its ikan jelawat (from 75,000Rp for two people), a river fish cooked many ways, but it also does a range of crab, prawn, s…
Museum in Palangka Raya

Museum Balanga

An excellent museum on two levels introducing just enough Dayak ritual, custom and livelihood to inspire you to head into the forest in search of the real thing. There are some fine scale-model Dayak houses upstairs…
Cafe in Palangka Raya

Coffee Garage

This neighbourhood cafe comes alive at night, serving all manner of coffee drinks in a colourfully painted house. It offers free wi-fi, basic food (spaghetti, desserts), outdoor seating and occasional live music.