Pematang Kanas Hill in Tanah Laut Regency, South Kalimantan Province - Indonesia
Many reasons make South Kalimantan Province popular among tourists in Indonesia. One of them is the presence of various hills, including Pematang Kanas! It belongs to Tanah Laut Regency and resides in Imban Village, Batibati Sub-District. According to the locals, the hill is famous for its comfy trekking route. The starting point is in Kiram Village and the finish point is the local rubber plantation called Bridgestone Indonesia Ltd. The track is called Damar, actually. It also becomes the most recommended place to conduct an adventure and exploration among nature lovers. Those who love photography should take advantage of the site as well.
Here is the good thing. Pematang Kanas Hill shares two different regions, so tourists can access the site easily from those areas. In terms of nuance, the hill is dominant with weeds and trees. Fortunately, there is the motorcycle route. That means trekkers can either conduct trekking by foot or simply ride a bike to get to the top of the hill. In fact, the track is wide enough for jeeps to pass through. What about the landscape? The highest peak is about 177 meters above the sea level and the lowest peak is around 35 meters above the sea level. When it comes to the slope, it is about 30 degrees.
Exploring Pematang Kanas Hill
Pematang Kanas Hill gets more popular not without a reason. For example, some spots of the track feature a “roller coaster” landscape. For those riding a jeep, such track is indeed fun to conquer. Not to mention the track is wide, so tourists won’t get bothered by other trekkers. The track also features laterite! Still, other types of landscapes are available including water strain and rocky surface.
In some parts of the track in Pematang Kanas Hill features rubber trees that belong to the local plantation. At the site, the nuance is shadier and more comfortable. Once arriving near to the top of the hill, tourists may see an open field featuring weeds and grasses. It looks so cool and often becomes an object of photography. However, no tall trees reside there. That means the landscape would be too hot at noon.
The whole trekking activity may take about 4 hours, including resting time. It is because the track has the length of 21 km. The good thing is that tourists can use different types of vehicle to conquer the track, including jeep, motorcycle, and mountain bike. Even they can go by foot if they are confident with their stamina.
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How to Get There
From Martapura City, tourists’ first destination is Tanah Laut Regency. Next, they need to reach starting point which is in Imban Village. The best route to take is Mistar Cokrokusumo Street, as it is the fastest. Overall, the trip may take about an hour as the distance is 29.9 km. In this case, hiring a local guide is considered important.
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