Kandangan Travel Guide

Kandangan is situated down toward the tip of South Kalimantan province on Borneo. It’s a small town linking the coast with the hinterland and is known for its traditional dishes and cakes.

Kandangan is also capital of the Hulu Sungai Selatan Regency yet is a small town with not many people. There’s not much to see here and it floods out easily, so avoid visiting anywhere in the wet season. Many people come here to do tours of the region and take in the Dayak culture and to do some trekking and bamboo rafting.

The area around Padang Batung district, seven kilometers away, is also popular with tourists owing to the Pagat Batu Recreation Forest and hot springs. In the town of Kandangan itself be sure to have a try of the tasty ketupat dishes and dodol cakes.

Getting There & Away

Kandangan is accessible from Banharmasin, the provincial capital 135kms to the north, by bus or car. Travel time by bus is 5 or 6 hours. Syamsuddin Noor Airport serves Banharmasin from Jakarta in 2 hours. Taxis take 30 minutes to reach the city center from the airport.

Things to Do

Kandangan Attractions

Padang Batung

This nearby district has several attractions, including some hot springs and pagat batu recreation forest.

Kandangan restaurants

Many places in town serve up the traditional tasty foodstuff called ketupat, reason alone for visiting.

Side trips from Kandangan

Adventure trips

Kandangan is used as a base for exploring the nearby rainforests where the curious dayak tribes reside.