11 Tourist Attractions in Riau That You Can Visit During Holidays

Riau has favorite tourist attractions that should not be missed. Holidays are coming soon, so you must’ve planned to go on vacation, right? For you who want to spend the holidays in Riau, Pekanbaru, you could visit tourist spots in Riau which are the favorite of many tourists. Are you curious about the favorite tourist attractions in Riau?

These are 11 tourist attractions in Riau that you can visit.

1. Muara Takus Temple, the only Buddhist Heritage Temple in Riau

You have to know that Takus Temple is one of the favorite attractions because this Buddhist temple is the only historical heritage temple in Riau that you can visit with your families. This tourist attractions is located in Muara Takus Village, Koto Kampar XIII District, Kampar Regency, Riau Province.

2. Relaxing afternoon with your family by the side of Raja Lake is also fascinating!

You shouldn’t be alone when you visit Raja Lake! You could invite your siblings or your other families. In the past, this lake is the bathing place of Indragiri’s royal family. People used to say that near the Raja Lake, there was a royal building in the middle of Indragiri River’s flow. You can see an ex-building in the middle of the river during the low tide. This Raja lake is located in Rengat City, Riau.

3. If you want to visit a natural destination, Lubuk Bigau Waterfall might become an exciting alternative!

This waterfall is also called as Pangkalan Kapas Waterfall. The location of this natural destination is in Lubuk Bigau Village, Kamparkiri Hulu District, Kampar Regency, Riau Province. This waterfall happens to be the highest waterfall in Riau because it reaches 130 meters! On top of that, this waterfall is still natural.

4. Siak Sri Indrapura Palace could also become the option to fill your holidays

The building that adopted the architectural styles of Europe, Arabic, and Malay was built in 1889 by Sultan Syarif Hasyim Abdul Jalil Syaifuddin. In this place, you can witness some royal collections of bronze statues from Wilhelmina Queen of Dutch and the statue of Sultan Syarif Hasyim I that was made from marbles adorned with diamonds.

5. The Recreation Park of Alam Mayang is also suitable to spen your holidays with your family

You can make this outdoor recreation park a cool place to play with your family. You can enjoy the fresh air here because the arena is surrounded by hills. You who love fishing could also do some fishing activities in this place.

6. Bringing your nieces/nephews to distinguish many animals in Kasang Kulim Zoo

This 10-hectare zoo has a wide variety of animal collections that you can introduce to children. You might arrive at this Kasang Kulim Zoo in 30 minutes from the city center. You only need to pay Rp.20,000 for an entrance ticket of adult and Rp.10,000 for entrance ticket of children.

7. You can also have fun with the kids in Riau Fantasy

There are two rides that you can enjoy during your time in this place. For the dry rides,  you can try several types of games that stimulate adrenaline. While the water rides allow you to swim as much as you like there. This destination is located on Labersa Street and about 45 minutes from the city center.

8. Calming your heart by enjoying the sunset on Jemur Island

Jemur Island is a group of islands consisting of several islands such as Tekong Emas Island, Tekong Simbang Island, and many other small islands. The location of this island is not far from the city of Rokan, only about 72 Km from there, namely Bangansiapiapi.

Well, Jemur Island is inhabited by a species of turtle, where in certain seasons the turtles go up to the beach to lay eggs. If you are lucky, you can see the how cute those turtles laying their eggs.

9. If you have the courage to surf, you can try surfing on the Kampar River

This destination is in the gulf of Meranti. You can experience the feel of surfing on the river. Bono (tidal waves with loud roaring sounds) exists in this river. This Bono has a speed of 40 kilometers per hour. The location of this river is in Teluk Meranti Village.

You better ask your high school friends to visit this location together. You can have amazing vacation while reunite with your peers.

10.  Putri Kaca Mayang Park can be a fascinating family recreation place

Putri Kaca Mayang Park is located in the heart of the city, precisely on Jendral Sudirman Street Pekanbaru, in front of the Pekanbaru City Mayor’s office. There are many arcades that can be played by children. You can also enjoy this place by relaxing under a shady tree.

11. Learning about histories of Riau by visiting Sang Nila Utama Museum

The museum that is located on Jendral Sudirman Street of Pekanbaru holds a variety of historical and cultural relics in Riau. Historical objects such as traditional clothing of Riau, musical instruments and many more are available in this place. You can visit the Sang Nila Utama museum to know more about Riau culture.

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