Muara Kuin Floating Market is a traditional market which is above the river at the mouth of the Barito river Kuin, Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan (Borneo) . Merchants and buyers use djoekoeng, boats in a language called Banjar. This market began after the Fajr prayer until after 7 o’clock in the morning. Sunrise reflected light between the transaction vegetables and fruit of the vineyard of the villages along the Barito river tributaries and children.
With a view to see, tourists as though they were sightseeing. A small boat which usually called jukung bring merchandise with vegetables, fruits, all kinds of fish and other household goods available at the floating market. As the sun began to emerge the market gradually began to retreat, the merchants began to leave the floating market to bring the results with satisfaction.
Floating market a unique atmosphere and the typical jostling between large and small boat buyers and sellers seek each other are always milling to and fro, and always shaky play of the Barito river waves. Floating market has no such organization in the market on the mainland, so it does not record how many traders and merchants based on visitors or distribution of merchandise.
Boating women traders who sell their products themselves or a neighbor called the hamlet, while the second hand purchase from the hamlet called panyambangan for resale. The Special of this market is still common barter transactions between merchants and boating, which is in a language called Banjar bapanduk, something unique and rare.
This tourist attraction is often regarded as a fantastic attraction, like the Venice of the East Banjarmasin World, because they both have the potential of river tourism. But both city and nature different cultural backgrounds. In Banjarmasin many found along the river floating houses called lanting house, which is always shaky play of the waves.
Kuin is a type of settlement areas that are along the river flow (waterfront village) that has several tourist attractions, such as nature tourism, cultural tourism and cultural tourism. Closely with the life of the community life of the river like a floating market, riverside village with its traditional architecture. The traffic of traditional boats with a wide variety of cargo is an interesting attraction for tourists, even expected to be developed as tourist villages so that it can be a shaper image in the promotion of tourism in South Kalimantan. Still in the same area, tourists can also visit the Mosque of Sultan Suriansyah and Mausoleum Complex of Sultan Suriansyah, Kembang island, islands and island Bakut Shocked. In Kuin also there for ornamental carving handicrafts Banjar home.