Balikpapan is a port city on the island of Borneo, in Indonesia. It’s known for beaches such as white-sand Kemala Beach. Stalls in Kebun Sayur market sell jewelry, gemstones and souvenirs. Agung At-Taqwa mosque is decorated with large geometric patterns. North of the city, Bangkirai Hill has a canopy bridge above the rainforest. The Samboja Lestari sanctuary houses rescued orangutans and sun bears.
Indonesia, a Southeast Asian nation made up of thousands of volcanic islands, is home to hundreds of ethnic groups speaking many different languages. It?s known for beaches, volcanoes, Komodo dragons and jungles sheltering elephants, orangutans and tigers. On the island of Java lies Indonesia's vibrant, sprawling capital, Jakarta, and the city of Yogyakarta, known for gamelan music and traditional puppetry.