Enjoying the Amazing Serene Sentarum Lake – Holiday meant time to explore new places. It is a great moment when you can get the best destination. Happily, spend your precious moment with your family and friends that might be something amazing not only going to the beach. There is another interesting place that attracts many visitors to visit for spending their happy moment. Lake is another option for you to spend the holiday. And if you are curious so try to visit Serene Sentarum Lake.
What makes the lake beautiful?
Serene Sentarum Lake is one of the hidden paradises located in West Kalimantan. The view of the lake is always closed described to something exotic, natural, and unique. It is a place for freshwater fish habitat the most comprehensive in the world. As part of the National Park, Sentarum Lake is also a place with such a diverse wildlife collection and beautiful natural surroundings. There are a lot of things you can do in Lake Sentarum.
Sentarum Lake is actually a seasonal lake which turns into a giant water barrel during the rainy season. However, the lake will change into the dry field during the dry season.
You can visit The Lake, anytime; the entire year, but during the rainy season (October until May) water levels are quite high. During that time the lakes may grow into single water mass, and many swamp forest areas are flooded. A boat trip during this season will also be available. We can enjoy the beautiful scenery on the boat. You will feel it is like you are in the middle of the sea, since water fully covers the area.
During dry season starting from June until September many lakes may dry out entirely. The landscape of the lake will turn into grassland, and make scattered ponds. In this dry season, you will have a good chance to explore all areas of swamp forest. If you are also interested in the cultural living and traditions of local communities, April to June is a good time to visit there. During these months many communities have their traditional “Adat festivals”.
The drainage system from this freshwater lake and flooded forest make this lake unique compared to other lakes in the world. It is reddish-black water, as result of the tannin from the surrounding swamp forest.
To reach the lake Sentarum is exhausting and challenging because long hours and long route to get there. The tourists can use land routes to get to Lake Sentarum. For land routes, tourists can use the bus from the city of Pontianak District toward Sintang for about 8 hours. Then the journey continues from Sintang towards Semitau using the minibus for about 4 hours, the journey from Semitau to the National Parks of Lake Sentarum continued use Speedboat for 1 ½ hours. But every effort will be paid after all.
Serene Sentarum Lake will bring you into another world, a pristine, peaceful place, cloaked in a most extraordinary silence. You will be accustomed to the sound of insects, the wind, and the water flow. It’s an addictive ambiance. It will bring an amazing and unforgettable experience.