district in West Kotawaringin Regency, Central Kalimantan Province, Indonesia

Kumai is a city in Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Get in


Pelni ships travel from Surabaya to Kumai approximately once every two weeks. It is also possible to fly to Pangkalanbun and take a taxi or ojek (Rp 50.000 / Rp. 20.000 respectively) to Kumai.

Get around


Kumai is the jumping-off point for Tanjung Puting National Park, famous for its orangutans. It is easy to hire a guide (which is required for park entrance) in the city, for approx. Rp. 150-200K per day.

The best way to see the park is to hire a boat for a few days. Hire the boat locally will save you a lot of money. it is very relaxing and pleasant to see the park that way.

There is no special food in Kumai, due the fact that Kumai is accumulated from some various ethnic in Indonesia such as Maduranese, Javanese, Bugis, Banjar, Dayak, etc., For those people love Banjar Food, there is Ayayan Restaurant which have special Soto Ayayan and Sate Ayayan, made of Ayam (chicken) and soto is like soup. For those people love Javanese Food, there is a special place for this: Jawa Timur Restaurant at Pangkalan Bun, and Tempe Ayam Penyet located close to Pelindo III Kumai - Adrian Bocahe Ngguyu Resto.



No alcohol is available in the city and there is no nightlife of any kind. You can find Bingang beer for Rp. 40.000 if you're willing to take a 10 km trip to the nearest "karaoke" (brothel) joint.



- Losmen Aloha: 30K rooms, small, fan, shared bathroom.

- Losmen Kumara: 25K rooms, small, no fan.

- Hotel Garuda: 40K rooms, medium size, fan, private Indonesian-style bathroom (no shower or hot water)



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