Mahakam River is the largest river which divides the province of East Kalimantan,
Indonesia. This river has become the pulse of life for people in small villages
in the upstream, downstream, and along its tributaries. This river crossing area
in the West Kutai Regency upstream to and downstream of Samarinda. The length
of this river reach 920 km with a width of about 149 277 km2. Mahakam River has
several tributaries, the River Belayan, Lawa River, the River outstretched head,
Telen River, and Tenggarong River.
Besides enjoying the beautiful flow of the Mahakam River and the various
views that exist in the vicinity, visitors can also enjoy a number of
attractions in this area of the Mahakam River. For example, Pesut Mahakam. There
are fresh-water dolphin (Irrawaddy Dolphin) are rarely found elsewhere. The
dolphins are easily found in certain seasons only. The main habitat of these dolphins is
between Muara Kaman until Melak, with the largest population in the Muara Pahu.
These dolphins will appear usually in the morning (between the hours of 6:00
a.m. to 8:00 pm) or in the afternoon (between 16:00 to 18:00 pm). In addition
to dolphins, visitors can also see several types of birds and mammals, such as
hornbills, storks Tong-tong, King Prawn, Proboscis Monkey, monkey, otter, and
many other wildlife species.
In the Mahakam River area also contained a small island that is located right
in the middle of the river, namely Pulau Kumala. Size of this island is 75 hectares.
The visitors who want to head this location can use a cable car (cable car) or can
also be a boat motor / ketinting are available at the pier Tenggarong City. There
are a number of attractive amenities on the island, namely:
1. High Tower
(Sky Tower). The visitors can see panoramic city from a height of 75 meters Tenggarong.
2. Trains around the island.
3. Cable car (cable car), which connects Tenggarong Seberang with Kumala Island.
4. Lamin or traditional house of Dayak