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Hantakan Hot Spring

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A. Introduction

Commonly, there are any hot spring in South Kalimantan (South Borneo) one is called Hantakan hot spring and the other is Tanuhi hot spring. Both of them have different location. Hantakan hot spring located in Hulu Sungai Tengah regency. Otherwise Tanuhi hot spring located in Hulu Sungai Selatan regency.

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B. Feature

Hot Spring

C.  Location

This hot spring located not far from village society. Exactly in Hantakan village, Hantakan sub district. From Barabai city it about 14 kilometers and can reach by land transportation such as car or motorcycle. If you like, it also you can use bicycle with your friends. The water locally believed as natural medicine for skin diseases. There are available water pool which containing sulfur source and fresh water pool.

D. Route to the Location

From Syamsudin Noor Air Port, Banjarbaru

  1. If you come to Kalimantan Selatan by air plane, you will take off in Syamsudin Noor Airport.
  2. From the airport, take Ojek to main street or use taxi. It’s need for 10 – 15 minutes.
  3. In main street wait or find Town Taxi (in Banjarmasin called as Motor Coll) and take in to Barabai, main city of Hulu Sungai Tengah Regency. By that transportation need 4 – 5 hour to arrive in Barabai.
  4. After you are arrive in Barabai, take a rest to the hotel. There are many hotels in Barabai. You can ask ojek or Becak to the nearly or suitable hotel for you. If you want reach the last village quickly, you should take ojek to go to Hantakan Village.
  5. From Barabai city, if you just alone or with small group people (2 or 4 person) find ojek who can take you to Hantakan Village. But if you with big group (more than 4 person) I suggest you to go by pedestrian taxi or rental car. By those transportation, you will need just 30 minutes – 1 hour until you can reach that village.

From Trisakti Harbor Banjarmasin

  1. From Tri Sakti Harbor take taxi to Pal 6 Terminal. Use “coll” taxi that bring you to Barabai city. It’s need about 4 – 5 hours on the road.
  2. Go to part d until the end above.

From Kotabaru

If you come from Kota Baru, you have two route to reach Barabai.
  1. First, use Tanah Bumbu – Kandangan route. This is nearest. You can save time to arrive in Barabai city. Although this is nearest but transportation quite rare and the route mostly silent.
  2. Second, use Tanah Bumbu – Tanah Laut – Banjarbaru – Barabai route. This is long distance. Generally need 8 – 10 hours until reach Barabai city. But it busy transportation pathways. Use inter-city transportation district.
  3. In Barabai, take route above (d – f).

From East Kalimantan

  1. Take route East Kalimantan – Tabalong (Tanjung City) – Balangan (Paringin City) – Barabai. Generally you can take land transportation by bus to arrive in Barabai city.
  2. After in Barabai, take route above (d – f ).