Banjarmasin or also known as “the River City”, is the capital city of South Kalimantan, Indonesia. The city is unique due to the city itself located on a delta island near the junction of two major river, Barito and Martapura rivers. The city derives its economy from transportation and communication industries and trade commerce. True to the name “the River City”, the city is dotted with waterways and the houses in the city are built on stilts over the water or on rafts. The waterways are used for transportation purposes, usually with small rowboats due to the small width of the river. Most of the population in the city are Muslims and there are other religions practiced in the city such as Protestant, Catholics, Hindus and Buddhist.
There is only one main airport in Banjarmasin, which is the Syamsudin Noor International Airport.
The Syamsudin Noor International Airport is an international airport located around 25 kilometres the city of Banjarmasin in South Kalimantan of Indonesia. Initially, the airport was named the Airports Ulin by the Government of Occupied Japan during the occupation but after numerous development and renovation, the airport was renamed to The Syamsudin Noor International Airport in honor to an Indonesian aviation hero, Syamsudin Noor.
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According to frequent travellers, the best time to visit Banjarmasin is during the dry season, which is from June to August. This is due to a moderate and comfortable temperature with warm days sprinkled with a few rainy ones. It is also the busiest time for tourism in Banjarmasin, so this is great for travellers who want to look for something to do during the trip. For the budget conscious, it is best to travel during the wet season, which is from September to November. The temperature will be on the warmer side and it is also may rain significantly for several days. Due to this, lodging and any other accommodation will be priced lower than the usual, making it perfect for those who want to travel without breaking the bank.
Banjarmasin is one of the hot-spots in the tourist attraction in Indonesia where many attractions can be found in Banjarmasin.
Savannakhet Dinosaur Museum – The Savannakhet Dinosaur Museum is a museum that specializes in various fossils and bone pieces of dinosaurs. The museum itself is very quaint and the aesthetic chosen will definitely appeal to tourists visiting the museum. The museum was also affectionately known as "Jurassic Laos" by the locals. The museum is a must visit for any tourist in Savannakhet due to the fascinating history and trivia about dinosaurs and the aesthetic of the museum itself.
Wat Sainyaphum – Wat Sainyaphum is a Buddha temple that is located near the Mekong River. The temple is filled with various walks of life due to the temple also houses an active Buddha statue casting workshop and also a high school for the young monks in the area around the temple. The temple is also the perfect place for a photographer due to the scenic Mekong River and also the architectural wonder of the Wat Sainyaphum will almost guarantee a beautiful and breath-taking picture to be shared by the photographer to the whole world.
Savannakhet Museum – Located near the Mekong River, the Savannakhet Museum is a quaint, little museum specializes in historical and military facet of the Savannakhet city. The various display is showcased for the public to come and visit such as multiple cultural tools and artifacts, military history and many more. The museum also showcases various memorabilia from the past historical event that happened in Savannakhet and also in Laos by extension. For tourist who wishes to know more about the past of Savannakhet and its culture, this is the perfect place for them.