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Kalimantan has some really unique museums displaying local arts, culture and traditions. The Kalimantan Art Gallery is a must-see gallery where local artworks are available at reasonable prices.

Museum Negeri Pontianak

It is located in West Kalimantan's provincial capital, Pontianak. The museum's exteriors that depict the ancient Malay and Dayak lifestyles of West Kalimantan have several relics, tribal clothing, and Dayak artefacts on display. Interesting is the 16th-century tempayan (Indonesian water jugs) and the imitation of the Dayak longboat.

Address: Jalan Ahmad Yani, Pontianak, West Kalimantan, Indonesia

Balanga Museum

It is situated in the capital city of Palangka Raya in the Indonesian province of Central Kalimantan. Museum Balanga collectively represents the Dayak culture, particularly the Ngaju-Dayak group, the economically and politically most substantial Dayak group in Borneo.

Address: Palangka, Kec. Jekan Raya, Kota Palangka Raya, Kalimantan Tengah 73112, Indonesia

Mulawarman Museum

The Mulawarman Museum is housed in the Kutai Sultan Palace in Tenggarong, close to the banks of the Sungai Mahakam River in the capital city of East Kalimantan. The palace once occupied by the reigning Sultans of the region now showcases their historical collections.

Address: Jalan Diponegoro, Tenggarong, East Kalimantan, Indonesia

Lambung Mangkurat Museum

The Lambung Mangkurat Museum is located in Banjarbaru, south-east of Banjarmasin, in South Kalimantan prides in its extensive collection from the Banjar and Dayak areas. It also houses vast preserves of Hindu artefacts sourced from archaeological excavations in the surrounding area on the island.

Address: Komet, Banjarbaru Utara, Banjarbaru City, South Kalimantan 70714, Indonesia

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Istana Kadriyah Palace

The Istana Kadriyah Palace to the north of Abdurrakhman Mosque was the residential palace of Syarif Abdurrahman Alqadrie from 1770 to 1808. This impressive ironwood palace is now a museum of various antiques and artefacts relating to the Sultan and his family.

Address: Pontianak, West Kalimantan, Indonesia

Museum Wasaka (Waja Sampai Ka Putting)

Museum Waja Sampai Ka Putting operates from a traditional Banjarese house built in the Bubungan Tinggi style. This beautiful house mirrors the city's rich historical and cultural heritage through the various relics and artefacts.

Address: Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan, Indonesia

Museum Batiwakkal (Gunung Tabur Kraton)

The Gunung Tabur Kraton (palace) was rebuilt and beautified to become the official address of Museum Batiwakkal. Located along the Sungai Segan River banks, the museum has an exciting collection of old, appealing relics, including spiritually infested old cannon.

Address: Gunung Tabur Kraton, Berau, East Kalimantan, Indonesia

Kalimantan Art Gallery

The Kalimantan Art Gallery, located in the city of Samarinda. This commercial art gallery is an excellent place to buy exciting and genuine Indonesian souvenirs.

Address: Jalan U. Suropati Perum Corpotek 3, Samarinda, East Kalimantan, Indonesia