West Kalimantan

Known for its high-quality rice, this verdant farming village at the foot of Gunung Palung, 10km northeast of Sukadana, has a unique attitude and aesthetic due to the Balinese migrants, whose culture blends with the local flavour. A nascent ecotourism initiative, including community homestays (175,000Rp per person with meals), has opened new opportunities and made Sedahan the natural base for visiting Gunung Palung National Park. Local guides can arrange trips from here to Lubuk Baji in the park.

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1. Masjid Agung Oesman Al-Khair

5.24 MILES

This gleaming waterfront mosque, opened in 2015, dominates the town both visually and aurally. The chalk-white dome and minarets are quite a sight…

2. Pulau Datok Beach

5.98 MILES

This well-kept town beach, 3km south of the centre, is encircled by rainforested hills and looks out on some alluring islands. Basic warungs and stalls…