Have you ever heard of one of the most popular national parks in Indonesia, Tanjung Puting National Park? Tanjung Puting National Park is one of the famous national parks in Indonesia. When you visit Indonesia, you should try to visit this national park. The area of this national park is more than 400,000 hectares located in 3 sub-districts that are close together, namely Kumai, Seruyan Hilir, and Hanau Districts.
If you are interested in visiting this national park, you will not be disappointed. This is because the national park is a breeding ground for orangutans, which is one of the fauna on Borneo Island. Do you want to have the experience to see orangutans directly? Or do you have the desire to feed orangutans? If you want to see or feed orangutans, it’s not wrong for you to go to this national park. Of course, you will easily see dozens of orangutans roaming around and you can take pictures or feed them. Many local and foreign tourists who come in Tanjung Puting National Park just to see this animal breeding place.
Enchantment of Tanjung Puting National Park
If you are a nature lover and you are visiting Indonesia, you should not forget to come to this national park. This place is highly recommended for those of you who love nature and animals. This is because, aside from being a breeding place for orangutans and you can see the animal quite easily, in this national park you can also see the ecosystem of various types of plants and trees that grow naturally. Even in the middle of the road, you can enjoy the beauty of mangrove trees that grow fertile and dense. If you visit this place, you will feel like in heaven because the place is quite calm and able to make you relax even though you have to walk in this national park. Besides, if you are tired of walking, you can rent a small boat to see the beauty of this national park which is called a boat. Kelotok is a kind of simple boat that you can rent when you visit this place.
If you think that the animals that you find in this national park when you visit Indonesia are only monkeys, you are wrong. This is because many types of fauna that you will find besides orangutans, namely birds, sun bears, monkeys, gibbons, deer, and various mammals that you can find. Even in this national park, there are more than 250 species of animals that live together. In addition to fauna, you will also find a variety of plants and flora that grow naturally and lushly around this park with growing around hundreds of years. You will find flora such as teak, mangrove trees, and much other flora.
How to get to Tanjung Puting National Park
If you are interested in visiting Indonesia, one of them is in Tanjung Punting National Park, you can use a boat that will travel along the Sekonyer River in Pangkalan Bun. The boat is the best choice for you because it can provide you with facilities while you stay in Tanjung Puting. You are required to start the journey from Jakarta or major cities in Indonesia before you stop at Pangkalan Bun. After you arrive at Pangkalan Bun, you can choose to use a cruise ship. You can use local tour and travel services beforehand so you can be picked up from the airport directly to go to the river using a cruise ship later. Use a travel agency to make it easier for you to reach the national park.
When you have arrived at the national park and you want to take documentation about or the scenery in the national park such as flora and fauna, I suggest you not to forget your cell phone or DSLR camera. This is because you will miss every moment you do when you see an orangutan. Besides, when you want to buy souvenirs, you can buy them at Pangkalan Bun. The place sells lots of souvenirs that you can buy such as orang-utan souvenirs.
Things You Can Do in Tanjung Puting National Park
Besides seeing the habitat of orangutans, orangutan breeding, various types of flora and fauna, you can also do exciting activities that you can do in this national park. If you visit Indonesia, one of them in this national park, you will find a variety of activities that you can do while in this national park. These activities include;
1. Down the Sekonyer River Using the Klotok Boat
The first activity you can do when visiting this national park is that you can rent a klotok boat and follow every road in this national park. Klotok is a type of boat used as a means of transportation to enter this national park. You can browse each
the Sekonyer River channel comfortably uses this boat. Even this boat also provides a bathroom, table to eat, and also a mattress for your rest. This ship can also be used to accommodate tourists for up to 20 people. Even if you feel that there are too many people, then you can also rent a boat with a capacity for 2 people.
2. Learn about the history of orangutan conservation in Tanjung Puting
Besides you can see orangutan conservation directly when you visit Indonesia in this tourism place, this national park you can find out information about the history of the national park and how the conservators treat orangutans and cultivate them. The conservation has been around since 1971. Even at the conservation site, there is an information center relating to orangutans and matters relating to orangutan observation.
3. Down Tanjung Harapan Village
If you feel tired to pass and see a national park , you can try to see and explore a village that is inside the national park complex named Desa Tanjung Harapan. Most people in the village earn a living as fishermen. Even for volunteers who want to improve the national park from branding, problem-solving and others, they will stay in the village.