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Kawasan Wisata Pendidikan Lingkungan Hidup (KWPLH), which translates to Environmental Education and Recreation facility, or colloquially also known as the Sun Bear Center, is an environmental education facility located 23 km north of Balikpapan in...more
Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Jl. Soekarno-Hatta Km. 23 no. 185 RT. 42 | Kelurahan Karang Joang, Balikpapan 76127, Indonesia
Fabulous place to visit. They do an amazing job. So many rescued bears! They have a great area to live in, with loads of room and a French man who is a permanent volunteer who cares greatly for them. Thank heaven for people like him.
We flew in just for the day to visit the Orangatans and Sun Bears - they are within walking distance of each other. The bears can be hard to spot but when you do it is very exciting. You walk around the conservation area on...More
If ever passing through Balikpapan, East Kalimantan I recommend you to experience this Sun Bear Education & Conservation Centre (KWPLH) that's set on quite a large property outside of the city limits. The first and only education centre in the whole of Kalimantan!
Great place to see! Very interesting and unique place to see, excellent exhibion for pblic about nature, unique place to see bears rescued from terrible conditions. Go to the Sungai Wain forest for trekking too, they will give you the contact. Unique cat and dog...More
There are not many location in East Kalimantan which designated as sun bear conservation center. This is one of it. This conservation center received and helped sun bear who had been caught or hunted by people. Sometimes also sun bear who run out due to...More
It will open at 12 noon and 3 pm to look at the bear.. and it seems very limited bear and the place is not comfortable for kiddo.. there's a bear museum you can look at any kind of information about the bear.. it's quite...More
This was my second visit to the site. Its a bit rundown and apart from viewing the sun bears twice a day when they get feed there isnt alot else to see or do. Its quite a distance from Balikpapan and worth seeing and supporting...More
This centre is very well presented and attended. The information centre is interesting, and pavilions are beautiful and have helpful staff, speaking English as well. The enclosure for the sun bears is impressive, as they have such strong claws and could tear fences down easily....More