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Sun Bear Education and Conservation Center

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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
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Jl. Soekarno-Hatta Km. 23 no. 185 RT. 42 | Kelurahan Karang Joang, Balikpapan 76127, Indonesia
+62 811-5378-169
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Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank karenshaerf
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank LindaH274
Reviewed 21 March 2018

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! A great...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank SonnyRoyal
Reviewed 27 November 2017

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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank jjjana
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

This place is an integrated education centre for Sun Bear. You can have getaway trip here in this place, with a lot of trees, the local Dayak building and education centre about Sun Bear

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Bagoes D
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This centre is a good place to find information about sun bear. It's informative, clean, good for kid.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank shirley a
Reviewed 18 June 2017

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

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Johanes W
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Fauzan S
Reviewed 25 May 2017

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

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank nicklamport
Reviewed 20 April 2017

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

Date of experience: April 2017
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