Mawar Mountain in Karang Intan Sub-District, Banjar Regency - Indonesia
Here is the good news. Banjar Regency offers numerous highlands to enjoy sightseeing and photography. One of them resides in Karang Intan Sub-District, called Mawar Mountain. To be exact, it is located in Kiram Village and it has been developed into artificial nature tourism. Not only the site is popular among young people and nature lovers, but it also becomes a recommended place for sightseeing and conducts an adventure. The fact is that it gets a better popularity due to the exposure of social media sites. Thanks to past visitors.
Even though Mawar Mountain’s popularity is increasing, tourists won’t find many people on the site. That means the nuance is both peaceful and comfortable. What about the features? Thanks to the management. Tourists can use the wooden benches to relax while sightseeing. The scenery is indeed breathtaking. These include mountains and green landscape of the trees seen from afar. Perhaps, the most noticeable feature is a bunch of roses that grow on the site. As the name suggests, “Mawar” means roses after all. These flowers were planted by the management and they come in various colors.
Exploring Mawar Mountain
One of the reasons to visit Mawar Mountain is the trekking opportunity. Despite the easy route, tourists can enjoy the challenge. The first destination is Kupang Mountain and they can visit Kiram Village right away. Have no worries. Even villagers may show the direction in a friendly manner later. As for the tip, it is better to come to the site with friends or families. The trip becomes merrier and more memorable with them (instead of going alone) after all.
So, what is more? What can tourists do once they arrive at the site? Perhaps, the most popular one is photography. Visitors usually take pictures in front of the roses and mountains of the horizon. Other beautiful views are worth a photo shoot as well, including the forest, hills, and trees! Thus, it is recommended to carry a camera or smartphone when visiting Mawar Mountain later. It doesn’t require good photography skills in order to take beautiful pictures on the site, in fact.
The next recommended thing to do is to enjoy flying fox. It is another important facility provided by Mawar Mountain, after all. Families with kids are indeed interested in it! Once enjoying such fun activity, tourists should reenergize by eating good foods and snacks at available cafes. It’s true that the site provides such kind of facility too. Later, they can rest for a while at the gazebos too. For those who want to spend the night, they can even build a tent and conduct camping!
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How to Get There
It is easy to reach Mawar Mountain. For those coming from Martapura City, they can take any local transportation service and head directly to Karang Intan Sub-District. Next, they should approach Kiram Village and conduct a short trekking to the mountain. The whole trip may take about 1 hour and 10 minutes, as the distance is 29 km.
Where to Stay
- Padjio Hotel
- Riawahyudi Hotel
- Yudilesmana Hotel