Modern South Kalimantan town near the mouth of the Barito River, with plenty canals to explore, and a floating market.
Banjarmasin isn’t the most attractive of towns: it is spread out, with fairly broad avenues criss-crossing the city, ending up in a somewhat run-down centre. Yet, it has some special attractions not easily available in other Indonesian towns, like a network of canals that connect the various arms of the Barito River and a number of floating markets, on that same river. In addition, nearby is Martapura, a miners’ town with a reputedly large market – although when we visited, there wasn’t much going on.
No need to repeat myself, a description and photos are in the original blog entry from our 2013 Indonesian journey.