Bukit Bangkirai is a natural tourist areas. Bukit Bangkirai Samboja is located in the district, Kutai Regency, East Kalimantan.
Bangkirai Hill can be reached by land for 1.5 hours from the city of Balikpapan or is about 150 km from the city of Samarinda and Tenggarong or only about 58 km from the city of Aberdeen and 20 km from the capital district Samboja.
This tour offers the charm of a tropical rain forest pristine, which be equipped with facilities and infrastructure such as restaurants, lamin for meetings, swimming pool, as well as jungle cottage or cabin. Can enjoy the atmosphere of tropical rainforest pristine and even the chirping of birds and the sounds of other forest animals can still be heard. In this area there is a canopy bridge (bridge canopy) strung along a 64 m connecting 5 Bangkirai trees at a height of 30 m. Bridge canopy is the first in Indonesia, both in Asia and the eighth in the world. Its construction was made in the United States.
Pursued canopy bridge or bridges connecting the canopy that hung 5 Bangkirai down tree hanging bridge at a height of 30 meters from ground level diiring cool breeze yangberayun bridge-swinging rhythm. with a panoramic view of the tropical rain forest (tropical rain forest) Bukit Bangkirai and observe the formation of the canopy near the stands of “Dipteropcarpaceae” that is characteristic of tropical rain forests, which form the stratum on which each concatenated. There are two towers of ironwood that was established around the trunk of the tree Bangkirai. Regions called Bukit Bangkirai because these forests are dominated by trees that grow in the type Bangkirai protected forest areas this. (Main Mascots tourist attraction that has worldwide). No trees are over 150 years old with a height of 40 to 50 m, with a diameter of 2.3 m. Growth buttresses (root board) hefty make this tree has a value of its own beauty. Bukit Bangkirai including lowland (primary lowland) “dipterocarp forest” stable, making a bird invasion of the territory of the Park Forest Area Bukit Soeharto (about 30 km) and the surrounding area, was found and there are 113 recorded bird species that live in the region This Bangkirai hill.
The types of fauna are Owa-gibbon (Hylobates muelleri), monkey (Macaca nemestrina), Red monkey (Presbytus rubicunda), Long-tailed monkeys (Macaca fascicularis), Wild Boar (Susvittatus), Flying Squirrel (Squiler) and Sambar (Corvus unicolor) that have been bred.
Bangkirai Hill area is also rich in natural orchids there are at least 45 species of orchids that grow naturally on trees that are alive or dead. including Black Orchid (Coelegyne pandurata) is very famous. In addition to the cultivation of orchids nature, also carried out the development of cross pollination of orchids such as Kala Orchid, Orchid Apple Blossom and Orchid Vanda. In addition to the orchid garden, nature tourism is also found an orchard.
Bukit Bangkirai which covers an area of 1,500 hectares of forest conservation has an important role to develop a wet tropical natural forest monuments that can be used as a means of environmental education and forestry. besides pengembangkan potential of nature tourism and scientific research and improve people’s love for the environment and forests mainly on flora and fauna. Nature tourism facilities in the area of Bukit Bangkirai :
– Canopy Bridge is a bridge that tree with another tree tanjuk often also known as canopy bridge. The first phase was conducted in January 1998 and the second phase construction until completion in February 1998. Work on the bridge is done by American contractors who are members of the Canopy Contrction associated, in aid of local power. In addition to wood, the entire material in lgunakan the Canopy Bridge construction is stainless steel (Galvanized) Design and construction of American origin which apply the latest technology in the field. It is intended ensure the security and safety of visitors as it passes through the bridge. Construction and life of the bridge, estimated to last up to 15-20 years of age in harmony with Bangkirai trees as a buffer.
– Lamin Big House, Shaped building that serves as a traditional house of Dayak which is often used for meetings and gatherings.
– Cottage, There are 5 cotttage as a venue, stylish traditional house with a stage equipped with modern facilities such as: TV, air conditioning and refrigerator.
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