Banjarmasin Things to Do

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    The floating market - El mercado flotante

    by elpariente Updated Dec 8, 2014

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    We left the hotel at night to be at the riverbank at 5:30, because there we would pick the boat that shoul take us across the river to the floating market
    In a small outboard where we were both of us and the pilot, we went up the river for twenty kilometres up to the to market.
    At the beginning it was dark, then we started to see how the sun started to appear in the horizon and to see how was gaining strength until we had an splendid sunrise
    On the banks of the river we saw people stretching, washing, moving, eating ... until we arrived to the market area that was an explosion of color
    Note for those who like photography: This is a magical place to take pictures because of its colorful, you visit it with the first light of morning and the people is very friendly
    Salimos del hotel de noche para estar a la orilla del río a las 5:30 pues allí nos iba a recoger el bote que nos llevó por el río hasta el mercado flotante
    En un fueraborda pequeño en el que íbamos nosotros dos y el piloto, recorrimos los veinte kilómetros por el río hasta llegar al mercado.
    Al empezar estaba oscuro, luego empezamos a ver como clareaba el sol que fue cogiendo fuerza hasta que tuvimos una salida de sol espléndida.
    En las orillas del río se veía a la gente que empezaba a desperezarse, lavarse, a movilizarse... hasta que llegamos a la zona del mercado que era una auténtica explosión de colorido
    Nota para los que les guste la fotografía : Este es un sitio mágico para hacer fotos, por su colorido, porque se visita con la primera luz de la mañana y por la amabilidad de sus gentes

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    Vegetables - Verdura

    by elpariente Written Dec 8, 2014

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    it is not only fruit what they buy and sell in the boats also carry many types of vegetables
    Certainly I do not know what are those leaves that they are are carrying on the boats
    No solo fruta es lo que compran y venden, los botes llevan también muchos tipos de verduras
    Por cierto no se que son esas hojas que llevan en los botes

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    Bananas - Platanos

    by elpariente Written Dec 8, 2014

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    With the weather so good they have, it's no wonder that the banana is one of the most common and popular fruits in this area

    Con el clima tan bueno que tiene no es de extrañar que el plátano sea una de las frutas más comunes en esta zona

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    Durian

    by elpariente Written Dec 8, 2014

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    Who has once tasted the "Durian", he will not forget it again in all his life life
    For those who do not know it I'll tell you that has a very pungent smell, as blue cheese, in fact in many hotels and transports it is prohibited to take durian
    If you dare to try it once you will seethat it has a very rich taste and you will see how you repeat
    El que ha probado una vez el "Durian", no se le vuelve a olvidar en la vida
    Para el que no conozca le diré que tiene un olor muy penetrante, como el queso de Cabrales, de hecho en muchos hoteles y transportes está prohibido
    Si te atreves a probarlo verás que tiene un sabor muy rico y verás como repites

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    Today Rambutan - Hoy Rambutan

    by elpariente Written Dec 8, 2014

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    At each time of the year the fruits of the season are sold and now they are selling "Rambutan"
    The colours and shapes of rambutan are very attractive %c%*
    En cada estación se venden las frutas de la temporada y ahora toca vender "rambutanes"
    Los colores y las formas del rambután son muy atractivos

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    Purchasers or sellers ? - Compradora o vendedora ?

    by elpariente Written Dec 8, 2014

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    The market seems timeless, it is a quiet place where the boats glide smoothly almost without moving the oars, no money is seen and you are not able to distinguish if they buy , if they sell or if the do both things

    El mercado parece un sitio atemporal, silencioso, donde las barcas se deslizan suavemente sin mover casi los remos, no se ve el dinero y al final no eres capaz de distinguir si compran, si venden o si hacen las dos cosas

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    Sunset and Sunrise - Puesta y salida del Sol

    by elpariente Written Dec 7, 2014

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    We tried to use our as best to use our time in Banjarmasin, so we saw in the river the sunset when we were visiting he Channels and also the sunrise when we were going to visit the floating market
    Red sun in the sunset and golden in the sunrise %c

    Intentamos aprovechar el tiempo en Banjarmasin de la mejor manera posible así que vimos la puesta de sao en el río cuando estábamos visitando los canales y la salida del sol cuando íbamos de camino hacia el mercado flotante.
    Sol rojo al atardecer y dorado al amanecer

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    All say Hello - Todos saludan

    by elpariente Written Dec 6, 2014

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    When you go through the channel you have the feeling that you are invading the privacy of those who live there but at the end what you see are big smiles and the greets of everybody when passing

    Cuando paseas por el canal te da la sensación que estás invadiendo la intimidad de los que viven allí pero lo que ves son grandes sonrisas y que te saludan todos al pasar

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    A vote is a vote - Un boto es un boto

    by elpariente Written Dec 6, 2014

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    During election time politicians do not lose the opportunity to make their campaigns to get votes

    Cuando llegan las elecciones los políticos no pierden la oportunidad de hacer sus campañas para conseguir votos

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    Children - Los niños

    by elpariente Updated Dec 6, 2014

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    At dusk all children go to play in the water
    Children always laugh , play, cry, swim, approach to the boat, greet ... and some of them "fly"
    A real demonstration of happiness
    Al atardecer todos los niños van a jugar en el agua
    Los niños no dejan de reír, juegan, se bañan, se acercan al barco, te saludan ... y algunos "vuelan"
    Toda una demostración de alegría

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    The Channels - Los Canales

    by elpariente Updated Dec 6, 2014

    The city is in the Barito River Delta where it has grown in its channels an they built on stilts homes and businesses . There is a great activity that is full of life

    La ciudad está en el delta del río Barito y ha ido creciendo en sus canales donde se han construido sobre palafitos casas, negocios y aquí es donde se desarrolla una gran actividad que está llena de vida y de alegría

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    MUARA KUIN "Queen Estaury"

    by meiyergani Updated Jul 20, 2012

    The Floating Market of Banjarmasin is a traditional market at the estuary of the Kuin river, a tributary of the Barito. The existense of settlements along both side of Kuin River which was begins since many centuries ago is one of fascinating view of Banjarmasin city.

    A pier close to Muara Kuin
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    • Sailing and Boating
    • Jungle and Rain Forest
    • Adventure Travel

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    "BARITO" A Big River

    by meiyergani Updated Jul 20, 2012

    Barito is one of a big river on the island of Borneo, its split Banjarmasin into two part, one part where the site of Banjarmasin downtown as an administratif of South Kalimantan Province, the other site is the jungle with its shaw mills logging along the river banks.

    The Barito River is the longest river in South Kalimantan with its length of 600 kilometers, and it's three kilometers wide give an impression to see. The water of Barito River is muddy as it carries silt and rubbish from the hinterland.

    During high tide, the sea water floods the area, and the Barito river water becomes salty. In the dry season, when the river water decrease, the wells and ponds are filled with sea water, and also become salty

    Barito River
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    • Jungle and Rain Forest
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    • Sailing and Boating

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    Floating Market

    by meiyergani Updated Jul 19, 2012

    Floating Market or Pasar Terapung is a traditioil market on the river of Barito, this is a trading activities of peoples who live along the Muara Kuin (Queen Estuary) where buyers and sellers use a small canoe or JUKUNG towards Barito river and undergo their transact

    The transaction is open from very early morning at about 05.00 AM and lasting at about 08.00 AM during which time the tourist would see so many peoples with their small canoe or Jukung selling various kinds of commodities and daily necessities, something like fruits and vegetables, spices

    Mua

    Barito Floating Market
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    • Jungle and Rain Forest
    • Sailing and Boating

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    visitting floating market at dawn

    by reezaldi Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Muara Kuin on the Barito River, Banjarmasin is one of two floating markets in this planet. To experience Banjarmasin you must take to the river, either by “klotok“ (river bus), or a speedboat for longer trips. At this market we can buy many variuos fruits and vegetable. One of the fabulous character of this river tourism market is “jukung” or “klotok”. Jukung is the name of tradisional boat in Banjarmasin.

    During five hundred years, the Kuin floating market being the favorite place in Banjarmasin. In 1526, Sultan Suryansah build the capital city of his kingdom at the side of the river. It was an old Kuin. However, Kuin have a strong historical relationship to the birth of Banjarmasin city. At this place, the live of Banjarmasin trading began.

    T o have any exotic floating market experiences, we can also sail the river into Lok Bintan, another floating market in South Kalimantan. The market float at the Martapura River, Kabupeten Banjar. But, the Kuin market is most famous than Lok Bintan because of it more far location from Banjarmasin.

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    • School Holidays
    • Road Trip
    • Backpacking

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