Sukadana City in North Kayong Regency, Indonesia
North Kayong Regency is part of West Kalimantan Province and it is known for its unique natural attractions, including beaches and highlands. Regardless of the purposes of visiting the region, tourists should drop by in its capital first. The name is Sukadana City, actually. Not only it becomes the capital of North Kayong, Sukadana becomes one of the sub-districts of the region. It also becomes a nice base for tourists to find accommodations, eateries, and transportation services before visiting other parts of North Kayong. So, what can people do there?
Before exploring Sukadana City, it is better to learn more about the landscape and condition. At a glance, it looks similar to regular cities. One thing that makes it different is the presence of lush trees and natural landmarks that surround the region. Despite the fact, it features various options of places to spend the night and good restaurants. That means tourists would feel comfortable during the visit, so they can go to any tourist attractions in a good condition. Not to mention visitors can easily find services, including local guides and tour agents.
Exploring Sukadana City
Once arriving at Sukadana City, tourists need to find a good hotel first. After resting, they should find a good transportation service and start visiting some recommended attractions. In this case, beaches should be the first choice. Stunning coastal areas like Pulau Datok Beach can relieve their stresses and boredom, after all. What they need to do is to reach Palung National Park and find good spots to watch the marine scenery. Also, do not forget to carry a camera!
Hills and highlands also become a nice place for tourists to visit during exploring Sukadana City. In this case, Mendale is the best one. Not only visitors can enjoy trekking, they can also witness the stunning sunset from the top of the hill. Once again, it is important to take pictures during trekking. Do not forget to prepare some snacks and bottled water, too! Due to the difficult trekking route, it is also recommended to hire a guide or porter. For those who do not like tiring activities, though, they can visit Karimata Archipelago instead.
Another recommended activity to do in Sukadana City is to enjoy delicious local foods! Tourists can enjoy them either at hotels or street eateries, in fact. So, what are they? The first popular choice is “Sate Sapi Melayu” or Malay Beef Skewer! Instead of being grilled, the skewers are presented with savory broth. What is more? Other recommended foods are Spicy Tuna, Hioko Soup, Pecel Bihun, and Yellow Pickles.
- Bali Village
- Air Paoh Natural Sprin
- Pasir Mayang Beac
- Gunung Palung National Park
- Durian Monument
- Pulau Datok Beach
- Tambak Rawang Beach
- Mangrove Forest
How to Get There
The distance between Pontianak City (the capital of West Kalimantan Province) and Sukadana City is 445 km. That means tourists may spend about 9 hours to get to there by local transportation service. When it comes to the best route, they must choose Ahmad Yani Street.
Where to Stay
- Aulia Inn
- Kapuas Kayong Inn
- Anugrah Hotel
- Mahkota Hotel
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