The main road to Bukittinggi takes through the swamplands covering the lowland of Riau. The land has been cleared and cultivated. Where the peat is thick, pineapple and coconuts grow. Further to the west, the peat gets thinner, making the land suitable for rice cultivation.
Just before reaching Bangkinang town, some 2 kilometers off the main road, is the old Jamik Mosque of Air Tiris. The mosque is more than 100 years old, built in 1901 without using iron nails. Corrugated metal sheets have replaced the original shingled roof. Outside the mosque lies a mysterious stone submerged in a well. The stone resembles the head of a buffalo and is believed to move under its own power. According to an old story, once seven buffaloes were slaughtered. One of the buffalo heads mysteriously disappeared and it is said it turned into the stone.
This wildlife reserve forest is spread in an area of ??1,332,169 ha and it inhabited by many species of flora and fauna that typical of lowland forest. Its area of mangrove trees decorated corridor through the Kampar River, that made … Continue reading
Rimbo Terantang tourism forest is located in Padang Lawas village. This tourism is having marvelous nature tourism between the genuine forest and it has exotic flora. This tourism object is officially becomes the research area for nature phenomenon for both … Continue reading
Merbau Island Merbau is an Island and a district in the Meranti Islands regency, Riau, Indonesia. The city district is Renak Rungun. Meranti Islands Regency is a result of the expansion area Merbau District, formed on January 26, 2011. Where … Continue reading
Tebing Tinggi Island Pulau Tebingtinggi or literally means high cliff island, is an island in Riau province, which is geographically located at latitude (0.9 degrees) 0° 54′ 0″ North of the Equator and longitude (102.75 degrees) 102° 45′ 0″ East … Continue reading