Palangka Raya Travel Guide

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Palangka Raya is the capital city of the Indonesian province Central Kalimantan, situated between the Kayahan and the Sabangau rivers. The population of the municipality is 170,761[1]. The closest airport serving the city is Tjilik Riwut.

The city is famous with its local dish of Patin bakar (Grilled River Fish), Nasi kuning (Yellow Rice), sop rotan(Rattan Soup). Some famous and popular delicacies also come from the neighbouring province of South Kalimantan. Soto Banjar and Ketupat Kandangan are the two famous food from South Kalimantan.Two main traditional markets are available in Palangka Raya. Better known as 'Pasar Besar' or big market and Pasar Kahayan offer many types of goods. These markets are the place to go for people to get their food supplies such as rice, meats, fishes, vegetables, spices etc.

There are also abundant mini markets as well as super markets. The growing city also have a shopping mall named Palangka Raya Mall or PALMA. The shopping mall is located right at the heart of the city which is at the Bundaran Besar.

Many people in Palangkaraya speak the Indonesian language as well as the local dialects such as Dayak Ngaju, Dayak Maanyan etc. However, the usage or Banjar Language is more observable than the local Dayak dialects.


Rungan Sari Meeting Center & Resort - 3 star hotel, 24 rooms. Hotel, resort and meeting center located just outside Palangka Raya. Address: Jl. Tjilik Riwut Km 36, Sei Gohong, Kalimantan Tengah, 73225. Contact:;; Phone: +62 819 5201 1011 or +62 819 536 333 3878 or +62 811 520 8801

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