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Sunday January 17th 2021

Welcome To Murung Raya

Tugu Equator Murung RayaMurung Raya Regency is the most northerly and the most widely of the thirteen regencies in the province of Central Kalimantan on the island of Borneo, Indonesia. The capital of this regency is Puruk Cahu. Characteristics of Murung Raya regency with an area of ​​approximately 23,700 km ², is dominated by mountains and hills, headwaters, and a cascade, at an altitude of 100-200 m above sea level and the rest at an altitude of 400-500 m above sea level.. This topography is make the air in this areas is rather cold and somewhat humid with an average rainfall of about 3,000 mm per year. The average air temperature ranges from 22 º -35 º C, with an average relative humidity of 85%. The function of the northern region of this regency is very important, especially as a pristine tropical rainforest with high biodiversity, as a water tower (water reservoir) for the major rivers in Kalimantan, especially the Barito River which has a length of up to 900 km.

Merdeka Bridge Murung RayaWith its characteristics, Murung Raya offers so many rafting spots, cave, waterfall , and tens of hills and mountain natural scenery for tourists to enjoy. One of its main spot for tourists to visit is Muller Mountains National Nature Reserve, a tropical rain forests that have the highest biodiversity in the world. Pocono Mountains Muller is essential to the preservation of the three great rivers of Borneo, the Barito River which flows to the south, the Kapuas River which flows to the west, and the Mahakam River which flows to the east. 800 types of plants, more than 1000 species of animals and hundreds of species of amphibians have been identified in this mountain. According to the myth of the Dayak tribe, this mountain is a sacred area.

Mumbun waterfall murung rayaMost of citizens relies on fishing and farming. While the others relies on mining sector with coal as its main comodity. Timber, including high value trees such as Ulin (Eusideroxylon zwageri) and Meranti (genus Shorea), has been commercially extracted since the 1920s, while the mining sector, such as gold and tin mining, has developed since World War II. In the 1990s coal exploration began, and in the 2000s the Haju coal mine started to be developed.

Visit Murung Raya, Central Borneo, Indonesia, and enjoy the scenery of the Highland of Central Borneo.

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