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Bukit Bangkirai, Stunning Natural Area Tourism

If you want to travel on weekends, Bukit Bangkirai natural area which is located in District Samboja may be selected holidays with family, relatives or lovers. In the area of ​​Bukit Bangkirai, tourists can enjoy the atmosphere of tropical rain forests are still natural and even the birds singing and the voices of other forest animals can still be heard.

Not only that, the tourists who have problems at altitude may be able to try the challenge to pursue a canopy bridge or bridges connecting the canopy suspended from a tree Bangkirai 5. Of course there are horror but fun when down suspension bridge at a height of 30 meters from the face of the ground while the breeze is cool enough to make the hair-raising chills, especially the swinging bridge at the moment we only reached halfway.

Bukit Bangkirai, Natural Area Tourism MempesonaTapi for which his soul has no problem against height, canopy walk down the bridge really fun. From the upper canopy bridge, tourists can freely view the panorama of tropical rain forest (tropical rain forest) Bukit Bangkirai and observe closely the formation of the canopy of stands “Dipteropcarpaceae” that characterizes the tropical rain forests, which form the upper stratum inter-connect connection.

Overall length of the existing canopy bridge in Bukit Bangkirai is 64 meters long that connects the 5 trees Bangkirai. To reach the canopy bridge, there are two towers of ironwood which was established around the tree trunk Bangkirai.

“Canopy bridge at Bukit Bangkirai this is the first in , both in Asia and the eighth in the world. Its construction was made in the United States, and in terms of security is also quite secure.” Ir Ruspian said Noor, one of the officers of Inhutani I.

As a natural tourism area, a variety of facilities and infrastructure have been prepared for the tourists who come like a restaurant with a menu that is varied enough, lamin for meetings that can accommodate 100 people, as well as lodging facilities in the form of cottages with air conditioning and cabin jugle, the cottages are not equipped with facilities electricity so that tourists who stay there can feel the atmosphere of an actual forest.

Bukit Bangkirai which covers 1500 hectares of forest conservation is an area which has an important role to develop the monument wet tropical forests that can serve as a means of environmental education and forestry.

Bukit Bangkirai, Natural Area Tourism MempesonaKawasan forest aims to develop the tourism potential of tourism and scientific research and improve the environment and the affection of the forest. On March 14, 1998, 510 hectares of this area was declared a tourist area by Djamalludin Suryohadikusumo, Minister of Forestry on the Development Cabinet VI as an effort to develop eco-tourism and scientific potential and to enhance the love of the environment, especially the flora and fauna.

Natural tourism area is named for Mount Bangkirai Bangkirai dominant tree species that grow in the protected forest area. Bangkirai tree was then used as the mascot of the major attractions that have this worldwide. In this area there are many Bangkirai trees older than 150 years with heights reaching 40 to 50 m, with a diameter of 2.3 m. Buttress root circumference growth (buttresses) are large and strong to make this tree has a value of its own beauty.

Bangkirai hill located about 150 km from the city of Samarinda and Tenggarong or only about 58 km from the city of Aberdeen and 20 miles from the capital district Samboja. To achieve this natural tourist area, tourists can go it by road using a four wheel drive vehicles or motorcycles.

Geographically, the area of ​​Bukit Bangkirai including lowland (primary Lowland) “Dipterocarp forest” stable, so the area is used as the invasion of birds from the Forest Park of Bukit Soeharto (approximately 30 km) and the surrounding areas affected by forest fires. From the observations that have been made, there are 113 bird species live in the area of ​​Bukit Bangkirai this.

The types of fauna that exist in the area of ​​Bukit Bangkirai is the Gibbons-Gibbons (Hylobates muelleri), Beruk (Macaca nemestrina), Red Leaf Monkey (Presbytus rubicunda), Long-Tailed Monkey (Macaca fascicularis), Warthog (Susvittatus), Flying Squirrel (Squiler ) and Sambar Deer (Corvus unicolor) that have been bred.

Bukit Bangkirai also rich in natural orchids that grow naturally on trees that are still living and the dead. There are at least 45 species of orchid can be found in this region, including the Black Orchid (Coelegyne pandurata) are very famous and became one of the mascot of East Kalimantan. In addition to the cultivation of orchids nature, also made the development of hybrid orchids such as Kala Orchids, Orchids and Orchid Vanda Apple Blossom. In addition to orchid gardens, natural tourism area is also equipped with orchards covering an area of ​​4 hectares.

To maintain the integrity and preservation of trees bangkirai in this area, the manager of the Mount Bangkirai Adoption Tree offers programs to sponsors or donors to become “foster parents” for the trees bangkirai desired. Currently the adoption of the tree is mostly done by the JICA Japan VIVO. You are interested to adopt a tree? Come to the Mount Bangkirai, recreation while preserving nature.

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