Bukit Baka Bukit Raya

Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park forests areas are dominated by the peak Schwaner range. This forms a mountainous tropical rain forest ecosystem with relatively high humidity (86%). Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park located at the Office: Jl. Dr. Wahidin 75 Sintang 78611, West Kalimantan Tel, and Fax. : +62-565-23521.

Eight hundred and seventeen species of plant have been recorded, belonging to 139 families including Dipterocarpaceae, Myrtaceae, Sapotaceae, Euphorbiaceae, and Ericadeae. Also to be found are medicinal plants and plants used for handicrafts, tools and construction materials, and consumption, and various species of forest orchid. There is also the rafflesia (Rafflesia sp.), a giant flower parasite which is assumed to be similar to those growing on Mt. Kinabalu, Malaysia. Among the endemic species are Symplocos rayae, Gluta sabahana, Dillenia beccariana, Lithocarpus coopertus, Sellaginnela magnifica, and Tetracera glaberrima.

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The mammals that inhabit Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park include clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa), orangutan (Pongo satyrus), sun bear (Helarctos malayanus euryspilus), maroon leaf monkey (Presbytis rubicunda rubicunda), slow loris (Nyticebus coucang borneanus), deer (Cervus unicolor brookei), spotted giant flying squirrel (Petaurista elegants banksi), and spotted civet (Visvessa tangalunga).

Among the bird species are the helmeted hornbill (Rhinoplax vigil), rhinoceros hornbill (Buceros rhinoceros borneoensis), black hornbill (Anthracoceros malayanus), emerald dove (Chalcophaps indica), little cuckoo dove (Macropygia ruficeps), great argus (Argusianus argus grayi), and the Bornean peacock pheasant (Polyplectron schleiermacheri). This is both one of the most elusive pheasants in the world and among the most threatened by human activities.

Rare and unique species of mammal and reptile in the Park include the horned frog (Megophyrs nasuta), green monitor lizard (Varanus prasinus), and bengkarung (Mabouya sp.).

The indigenous people living around the National Park are mostly descended from Dayak tribes like the Limbai, Ransa, Kenyilu, Ot Danum, Malahui, Kahoi, and Kahayan. Of great cultural interest are ancient statues made of Belian wood, artworks, and other items made of rattan, bamboo, and pandan, and ritual ceremonies.

Interesting locations & attractions Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park

Bukit Baka (Baka Hill): climbing, kayaking/canoeing, and observing animals and plants. This hill has an altitude of 1,620 m asl. The peak, with an average
temperature of 15°- 20° C, is often shrouded in mist. The peak of Bukit Baka can be reached within seven hours from the village of Nanga Juoi in Manukung
Bukit Raya: climbing, kayaking/canoeing, observing animals and plants, and cultural tourism. Bukit Raya has an altitude of 2,278 m asl. with a temperature
of 7°-10° C at the peak. From the villages of Nanga Jelundung, Rumokoy, Mihipit, Hulu Labang or Birang Merabai, the peak of Bukit Raya can be reached
within 3-4 days.
Senamang River, Sepan Apui: rafting, thermal springs, observing animals and plants.
Ella River: waterfalls.

Outside the Park area:
Kaburai: Forestry Training and Research Centre.
Tumbang Gagu: traditional Dayak longhouses (Betang).

Best time of year to visit: June to September.

How to reach the Park: Pontianak-Sintang-Nanga Pinoh by four-wheel drive, 9 hours (498 km); then proceed to Nanga Nuak by speedboat, 2.5 hours. The journey from Nanga Nuak to the Park can be covered within 2 hours by four-wheel drive. Alternatively, Palangkaraya-Kasongan by four-wheel drive, then to Tumbang Samba by speedboat, 3 hours; from Tumbang Samba by speedboat to Tumbang Hiran, 3 hours, then another 4 hours to the Park.

Designated Minister of Forestry, SK No. 281/Kpts-II/92.
a total area of 181,0196 hectares.
Location Regency of Sintang (Province of West Kalimantan).
and Regency of Kotawaringin Timur (Province of Central Kalimantan).

Temperature 7° – 32° C.
Rainfall 3,400 mm/year (on average).
Altitude 150 – 2,278 m asl.
Geographical location 112°15′ – 112°98′ E; 0°30′ – 0°65′ S.

Park Office: Jl. Dr. Wahidin 75.
Sintang 78611, West Kalimantan.
Tel. /Fax. : +62-565-23521.