Banjarmasin is the name of a city in South Kalimantan located on the eastern edge of the Barito River. When viewed on map, the position of this city can be said to be almost right in the middle of the Indonesian Archipelago.
The area of Banjarmasin is around 98.46 km2. It consists of more than 20 small islands separated by rivers, one of which is the Martapura River. People who are used to live by the river delta region, automatically utilize the river as a support of their daily activities, ranging from transportation, trading, fisheries, to tourism. This uniqueness led Banjarmasin to be nicknamed "City of a Thousand Rivers".
Tourists from outside the city can visit Banjarmasin using air transportation. The city opens air transportation access through Syamsuddin Noor International Airport. The Airport which located in Syamsudin Noor Sub-District, Landasan Ulin District, Banjarbaru City, is about 25 kilometers southeast of the city center. To reach this airport, tourists need to buy flight tickets to Banjarmasin from their hometown.
Currently, flight ticket sales services to Banjarmasin are available at Traveloka. Users can access these services quickly, easily and safely, both through the official website and through the mobile application, the Traveloka App.
Banjarmasin main attraction is the beauty of the city on the banks of a large river. The beauty can be witnessed perfectly in these popular places:
Location: Jalan Sungai Martapura, Desa Sungai Tandipah, Kecamatan Sungai Tabuk, Banjar.
This is the icon of Banjarmasin City. The view of local people peddling vegetables and fruits on a floating boat is a uniqueness that is not enough to be enjoyed from photos. Tourists who are visiting this place are able to have a shopping experience from boat to boat aside from taking pictures and sightseeing activities. The best time to enjoy the original atmosphere of the Lok Baintan Floating Market is from 6 to 7 in the morning.
Location: Jalan Kapten Piere Tendean.
Many people occupy the tower that stands on the banks of the Martapura River because they want to see the panorama of the city as wide as possible from a height distance. The new icon of Banjarmasin City stands four stories high, where the third floor has an open space for visitors to enjoy the scenery of the surrounding area. Some of the beautiful sights that become the main attractions of this place are the always crowded The Martapura River and The Great Mosque of Sabilal Muhtadin.
Location: Jalan Seberang Mesjid, Kelurahan Kampung Melayu, Banjarmasin Tengah.
One of Banjarmasin's unique handicraft is Kain Sasirangan. The traditional cloth craft center can be found in this village. Since 2010, Sasirangan Village has been appointed as a center for Sasirangan fabric and cloth, where tourists can witness for themselves the process of making Kain Sasirangan which still maintains its traditional way. After exploring this village, don't forget to bring at least one type of Sasirangan craft as a souvenir of Banjarmasin.
A visit to Banjarmasin must be completed with culinary tours to popular places. The top three names that are highly recommended are:
Location: Jalan Simpang Sungai Mesa nomor 12, Kelurahan Seberang Masjid, Banjarmasin Utara.
Open every day, 09:00 - 03:00 WITA.
This restaurant offers a special Banjar speciality “Lontong Khas Banjar” which is one of the legends in Banjarmasin culinary. This restaurant has been famous since 1983. Every day, Restaurant Lontong Orari serves lontong jumbo curry in a simple, lesehan-style atmosphere. Although this shop is open from morning until dawn, it always flooded with visitors.
Location: Jalan Banua Anyar number 6, Banua Anyar, East Banjarmasin.
Open every Saturday - Thursday, 08:00 - 16:00 WITA.
This restaurant is the first place that you should visit if you want to taste the Banjarmasin speciality Chicken Soto with white soup. The unique taste from a place that has been open for 16 years is so special with the savory taste, results from a recipe inherited from the parents of the restaurant owner. Eating this refreshing soto is best when accompanied by a serve of chicken satay and sweet iced tea. Eating at Depot Bang Soto Really feels more special because of its location in a floating house, on the banks of the Martapura River.
Location: Pantai Siring Pagatan, Jalan Nasional, Desa Sungai Lembu, Kecamatan Husan Hilir, Kabupaten Tanah Bumbu.
Open every day, 24 hours.
This place is suitable for those of you who like to eat cheap near the beach. This dining center provides a variety of popular foods, ranging from pisang gapit, pentol ikan, to roasted corn. Everything tastes better because you can dine while looking at the beach in front of your eyes and accompanied by fresh coconut ice.