Karang Intan Dam in Karang Intan Sub-District, Banjar Regency - Indonesia


Perhaps some tourists have been aware of the presence of a famous landmark in Banjar Regency, called Riam Kanan Dam. However, it is not the only dam for them to explore. Karang Intan Dam, for the example, is a nice alternative. The location is in Padang Panjang Village and it belongs to Karang Intan Sub-District. Even though it is not as famous as Riam Kanan’s, the dam never fails to amuse visitors. People usually come to the site to enjoy several activities like photography, sightseeing, and fishing! Both locals and tourists are allowed to enjoy those activities on the site, in fact.

The Nuance
In terms of size, Karang Intan Dam is smaller than Riam Kanan’s. It is a good thing, though. That means tourists can explore the dam in an easier manner as compared to its siblings. When it comes to nuance, the dam has several natural attractions for tourists to watch including the river, shady trees, and rocks. Even the dam looks beautiful, coming with catchy colors. Here is another important fact. The locals say that the site has many fishes living in it. No wonder, people keep coming to the location for fishing. What is more? Tourists can see farms and rubber plantation located near to the dam.

Exploring Karang Intan Dam
Once arriving at Karang Intan Dam, tourist would be astonished by the majestic structure of the dam. It looks sturdy and beautiful. The site is indeed famous, but tourists won’t find food vendors there. This is a little bit disappointing for those who want to enjoy a family recreation, no? Have no worries. Carrying snacks and eating them on the site is allowed. As long as tourists take care of the trash, they can do so.

Well, fishing definitely becomes the most popular activity to do in Karang Intan Dam. Visitors may choose the right spot for fishing right away once they arrive at the site. That doesn’t mean they can come to the dam with bare hands. No rent service is available to get the fishing rod, so tourists should have prepared one before fishing in the dam. It is even allowed to carry a grill and cook the fish right on the spot.

It is true the dam has lots of fishes in it. However, it is not easy to catch them. To increase the chance, tourists should choose the best spot and use the right bait. Have no worries. They can simply join the locals and learn some tricks from them. This is why a good communication skill is required to make some new friends there.

Nearby Attractions

  • Patrabulu Hill
  • Matang Keladan Hill
  • Aranio Rafting
  • Sultan Adam Forest

How to Get There
The distance between Karang Intan Dam and Martapura City is 18.2 km. That means travelers need to take about 35 minutes to get to the location. It can even be faster if they take PM Noor Street! For those coming from Banjarbaru, though, they need to spend about 45-50 minutes to reach the site (by motorcycle).

Where to Stay

  • Padjio Hotel
  • Riawahyudi Hotel
  • Yudilesmana Hotel

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