- PALANGKA RAYA

Palangka Raya is the capital of the Indonesian province of Central Kalimantan, also famously known as Central Borneo situated between the Kahayan and the Sabangau rivers. The city was built in 1957 on wilderness that opened through the Pahandut village alongside Kahayan river banks. When President Soekarno inaugurated a monument in the place that was then still called Pahandut, he expressed his desire to make the city the new republics future capital city. Palangka Raya is the largest city by land area in Indonesia. Most of the area is still forested, including protected forests, nature conservation areas and Tangkiling Forest. Once a year Palangka Raya organizes a very interesting festival called “Festivasl Budaya Isen Mulang”, it is full with traditions.