Ketapang is the main gateway to Gunung Palung National Park and Pematang Gadung, home of the endangered and wild orangutans, making it a must visit natural attraction. Sungai Jawi Beach, Tanjung Batu Beach and Pulau Datok Beach are also some of the natural attractions that you shouldn’t miss while you’re in town.
In West Kalimantan, Chinese New Year celebration at most big cities like Ketapang, Pontianak and Singkawang is always celebrated in grand scale with entertaining performances and a vibrant atmosphere. Every year during the event, houses, shopping malls, Chinese temples, offices and other building will be covered of red and gold ornaments and decorations. Blend with the locals as they celebrate this most important year in the Chinese calendar with Lion Dance, lantern parade, dragon acrobatic and other performances.