The City of Banjarmasin (Indonesian) has long been famous for trade in gems, particularly rubies and diamonds, and there is a large domestic trade in Indonesia in Banjarmasin diamonds, known for their brilliance.
The Port of Banjarmasin has a wonderful floating market on the west side of town, one of only two floating markets in Southeast Asia. Both vendors and buyers visit the market by boat.
The Banjarese’ traditional homes in the Port of Banjarmasin are unique and in harmony with nature. While the traditional style has lost some of its popularity, visitors can still see many fine examples of the local architecture throughout the town.
While the Dutch destroyed the palace grounds in the Port of Banjarmasin, remnants are still visible in Kampung Kraton, where you can also see the Masjid Sultan Suriansyah, the oldest Mosque in the region and the royal burial site of Pangeran Samudera.
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