From historical sites to cultural attractions Discover new places to see and unique things to do nearby Tarakan.
Tarakan City is a small island, one of the cities that belonging the territory of the 34th North Kalimantan Province. Although North Kalimantan is the latest province but the potential tourism in this region can not be underestimated. There are five county level II is incorporated in North Kalimantan (Kaltara) Province;
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The strategic location of the city make this small town can be said to have a complete facilities. And this advantage is very beneficial for the Government City, including in terms of tourism. Despite not having a prominent tourist attraction, the tourists still arrive in the city if they want to visit in four other regencies. Besides Juwata International Airport which is the biggest airport in Kaltara area, Tarakan has two harbor; Malundung sea ports and Juata (the ferry port). Even recently it has direct flights from Tarakan to Tawau (Malaysia) using Maswings Air.
Realizing the important role of Tarakan in tourism potential of Kaltara, The Government City continues to make improvements to improve tourism facilities and supporting infrastructure so that tourists who initially merely transit be interested to visit some of the sights in Tarakan City.
To support tourism in Kaltara region, Tarakan City also have been prepared with a choice of accommodation types of budget hotels to star hotels also some places of tourist attraction and recreation. Tarakan City have been ready to become a major gateway of Kaltara Province tourism. Some attractions either natural, historical or cultural can be an attraction for domestic and foreign tourists visiting this small town. Tarakan is not too broad, with an area of 657.33 km and the population in 2012 of approximately 240,000 people, this tiny island has a uniqueness that is not found in the other North Kalimantan (Kaltara).