Ubuy Lake in South Tapin Sub-District, South Kalimantan Province - Indonesia

When it comes to nature tourism, lakes always become the part of it. Moreover, almost all provinces have their own unique lakes! In South Kalimantan Province, for example, there is Ubuy or Pantai Cabe Lake. As the name suggests, the lake is located in Pantai Cabe Village and it belongs to South Tapin Sub-District. Here is a surprising fact. The lake has not become an official tourist spot, but it has been visited by nature lovers and photographers. That means the location has a good fame among travelers and it is recommended for everyone.

The Nuance
In terms of appearance, Ubuy Lake looks similar to other lakes of South Kalimantan Province. However, it becomes more beautiful if seen from the right place (which is from the nearby hill). Another noticeable feature is the presence of mining site located near to the lake. In fact, it is still operating so tourists can drop by and watch the mining activity during the visit. What about the hill? It has an easy track and good landscape. Several weeds and grasses grow on that spot as well.

Exploring Ubuy Lake
Not all tourists are aware of the presence of Ubuy Lake, though. Thus, it is important to hire a local guide in order to get a more efficient trip and good information regarding the lake. This service even helps tourists to explore the lake and nearby attractions in a comfortable manner. The first thing to do is definitely trekking. In this case, visitors can reach the nearby hill to get a better view of the lake! Somehow, it satisfies their desire for an adventure as well.

The next recommended thing to do is photography. It is because sightseeing seems insufficient for some people. In order to capture the moment, photography is the best way to do it. Thus, everyone should consider carrying a camera to the site. As an alternative, they can simply use their smartphone! What about the objects? Aside from the lake, the hill becomes a good background for it (including the grasses and weeds). The only consideration is that tourists should come only during good weather. Otherwise, it becomes uncomfortable to explore the lake and take pictures due to the rain.

Another popular thing to do in Ubuy Lake is visiting the nearby mining site. If tourists are lucky, they can even watch the mining activity done by the locals. It becomes an opportunity to learn a little bit about such interesting activity. It is even allowed to take pictures of them!

Nearby Attractions

  • Hatiwin Lake
  • Blue Binuang Lake
  • Brown Binuang Lake
  • Batu Hapu Cave

How to Get There
From Martapura City, a trip to Ubuy Lake may take about 1 hour and 30 minutes as the distance is 66 km. Tourists’ first destination is South Tapin Sub-District. Next, they should visit Pantai Cabe Village and head to the lake right away. Have no worries. The trip becomes faster if they take Ahmad Yani Street.

Where to Stay

  • Novotel BJM
  • Sejahtera 2 Hotel
  • Tapin Hotel
  • Sentosa Hotel

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