Tahai Lake is a small lake located in Tahai village, Tumbang Tahai Village, Bukit Batu district, located about 29 Km from Palangkaraya town. It is very easy to reach this lake, takes only 30 minutes either by using two-wheel vehicles either four-wheel vehicles.
Tahai comes from Dayak language, means lake. Based on the community mythology, Tahai lake formed from sand excavation that turn to water logging, so it does not flow to the next river. There are many Tahai in Central Kalimantan, but is the most popular lake. This lake, with dense forest feel, bridge over the lake, the water wagon, some huts to remove your fatigue and facilitated with several lodges.
Another special thing of is the wooden bridge that surrounded this forest area, so that the visitors do not have to worry about waterlogged peat. In the forest, visitors can enjoy the cool and fresh air while listening to the jungle birds chirp sweetly. If you’re lucky, visitors can also meet with uwak-uwak, one of rare species of monkeys which are protected by the government and exist only in this region.
Tahai lake has special unique thing that cannot found in others lakes (especially outside of Kalimantan island), the red water caused by tree roots in peat. Around the lake, visitors can also see a unique sight, ie there are many floating houses that the locals referred to as Lanting home.