Location : Lambung Mangkurat Museum, Kota Banjarbaru, Kabupaten Banjar, Kalimantan Selatan, Indonesia.
While on the way back from Kandangan to Banjarmasin we had to pass through the town of Banjarbaru where the Museum Lambung Mangkurat was situated, at Ahmad Yani Road Km 35.5 to be exact.
Welcome to Banjarbaru
Tugu Simpang Empati Banjarbaru
Lambung Mangkurat Museum
The main block of the museum
Once entering the compound of the museum we were captivated by the relics displayed, especially the boats.
A dug out belian perahu
We didn’t know we had a small fan base here in Banjarbaru until this kid, 5th from right, asked for a photo together…hehehe.
Spending too much time on the external exhibits was a mistake as the museum closed pretty early. So by the time we made it to the main building where much more were to be learned and the officer on duty told us that they were closing. However we managed to negotiate for a bit of ‘extra time’. We should have done the inside first instead. We managed to catch some shots though. We completely missed out on the upper floor and some other miniature buildings on the left of the main building.
Skeletons of elephants found here. Carbon dated to 10,000 years ago
Sultanate / Kesultanan Banjar
Candi Agung (The Great Temple)
Candi Laras (Laras Temple)
Music of ancient time to entertain the sultans
“Lambung Mangkurat Museum, store various types of historical and cultural relics as well as the profile of South Kalimantan in various aspects of life and natural potential. The museum collection consists of relics of the Sultanate of Banjar, Candi Agung (The Great Temple), Candi Laras (Laras Temple), tools of stone, wood carving, tools for agriculture and household furniture and traditional musical instruments. The museum was inaugurated and began functioning in January 1978 (Wikitravel)”
We have come to the end of our tour of South Kalimantan and as we mentioned before that we had to give the Tabalong Cultural event a miss as their schedule was retimed after we bought our tickets. After staying in Banjarmasin for the final night we took the 14hr overnight bus to cross over to Balikpapan in East Kalimantan. While in East Kalimantan we stayed in Samarinda for a couple of days venturing into nearby areas. More stories to follow…..
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