[dropcap color=”FF0000″ font=”georgia” fontsize=”20″]A[/dropcap]growing tourism industry serves to drive local demand and expand the local market ini every single sector.This high propensity to create wealth in diverse economic sector – and to distribute it among all strata of the people in the Kotawaringin Barat regency and will be one of tourism’s most compelling attraction.The task ahead is enormous; the challenge to developing our regency as we seek to achieve competitiveness in tourism is staggering. The regency of Kotawaringin Barat cannot do it alone.
Now is the moment – and tourism is the opportunity. The regency of Kotawaringin Barat must seize this moment to do thing right this time around. There are many kinds of journey, but the best are journey of discovery; the discovery not only of places and people you have not known before. You cannot foretell such a journey but sometimes you may be given inkling. Our tourism office has published this fine booklet displayed with more information on tourism through an array of beautiful photo inside of our regency, that might guide you to visit and enjoy our natural beauty and of couse, the hodpitality of our people.
West Kotawaringin Barat regency with the capital of Pangkalan Bun located in the province of Central Kalimantan Tengah has amazing natural beauty with the lorge tropical forest area, here various kind of cultures and historical places are found.Tanjung Puting National Park which known all over the word established by the Duth Colonial Government at 1936, and since 1996 increased in wide into 415.040 ha. Tanjung Puting National Park is a home various species of wild animals like orangutan (pongopigmens), proboscis monkey and various kinds of bird.The life of west Kotawaringin Barat society is harmony and combination between the culture of rural society (Dayak), coastal society (Malayan) and kutaringin Sultanate colouring to the west Kotawaringin cultural.
To visit west Kotawaringin Barat can be reached by air transportation trough Jakarta, Semarang, Banjarmasin and Pontianak to Pangkalan Bun the capital city of west Kotawaringin Regency and the name of airport is ISKANDAR, whle sea transportation through Semarang to Surabaya to Panglima Utar Harbour of Kumai.As proud feeling for us to present arts and culture show before tourists visiting natural tourism objects. It is not enough visiting West Kotawaringin Barat in a short time because are many interesting place you can see an various kind of activities you can do.The hature’s characteristic is an equatorial rain forestm fertile soil and hold mostly expensive mineral. Meanwhile the forest is the carpet of nature. The regency of west kotawaringin has rich in potential of natural resources and tremendous natural beauty.
Among kotawaringin Barat’s many cultures, music and dance are almost inseparable. The music and dances vary greatly and have evolved into the enchating and complex art form that are enjoyed today. Form magnificent head-fathers with bark body-covers to antique gold-woven as the array of Kotawaringin Barat’s tradional costumes that are stunning.
An amazing diversity of local fages of Kotawaringin showed that they appreciate any migrants mosty from the coastal areas and mingled with rural or local and still existing sideby-side in remark able harmony. The social phenomenon has enriched the share
d character, cultural mosaic and vision. Traditionaly they lived in the many water villages foun along the riverbanks . The people are also hospitable and its simplicity in their daily life.