Lok Baintan Floating Market in Sungai Tabuk Sub-District, Banjar Regency - Indonesia
Banjar Regency offers interesting natural attractions and tourist spots for everyone. This explains why more people are interested to visit the region regardless of the vacation destination is. As for the reference, there is Lok Baintan Floating Market! This traditional market resides in Martapura River and belongs to Sungai Pinang Village. In terms of region, it is part of Sungai Tabuk Sub-District, Indonesia. At a glance, it is quite similar to that of Barito River. That means the locals sell products on a “Jukung” or traditional boat in the morning. The market only opens for about 3-4 hours daily, though.
The location is quite near to Lok Baintain Port, so tourists can easily reach the site without hassles. Once visitors arrive at the market, they may see tens of sellers sitting on their boats. These people sell numerous types of vegetables and other groceries (including traditional pastries and fruits). The sellers come from different places and gather on that spot. Usually, they come from Tanifah, Saka Bunut, Paku Alam, Lenge, and Madang River. Here is the basic information. The market opens early in the morning from 6 am to 9.30 am.
Exploring Lok Baintan Floating Market
Here is the fact. Lok Baintan Floating Market has been there since the reign of Banjar Kingdom of Indonesia. It has become a culture and lured many tourists over time! Another important fact is that the sellers are dominated by women and wear “Tanggui” (a local headgear) too. Like regular activities in a market, these people sell numerous groceries to local buyers and tourists. However, a barter system still applies here. That means buyers can simply trade their groceries to get other types of products from the sellers!
For people who live in Banjar Regency, the floating market is considered a regular place where they can buy or sell products. However, for tourists, this unique place is worth to visit. Not only visitors can witness a unique way of selling groceries, they also can buy those items as well! It would be an interesting experience for travelers indeed. Plus, taking pictures is allowed so tourists can use the camera to collect interesting photos while exploring the market.
The best time to visit Lok Baintan Floating Market is definitely in the early morning. The peak is between 6 and 7 am, actually. At the time, both sellers and buyers gather there so it becomes a unique nuance for tourists to witness. Also, the market becomes more crowded during the harvest season! Another tip is that tourists should come in Fridays when the market is the most crowded.
- Lok Baintan Suspension Bridge
- Kapal Klotok Pier
How to Get There
Tourists can either take a land or river transportation service to get to Lok Baintan Floating Market. By vehicles, they need to spend about 1 hour and 20 minutes to reach Sungai Pinang Village. The distance is 36.1 km and the best route to take is Martapura Lama Street. If they go by boat, it only takes about 30 minutes to get to the floating market.
Where to Stay
- Aida Hotel
- Airy Hotel
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