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10-10-2019, 12:03

Riau province is one of the fastest growing parts of Indonesia in terms of economic, population and tourism. Riau Province occupies the central part of eastern region on Sumatra Island.

Riau is one of the richest provinces in Indonesia. This province is rich with natural resources, particularly petroleum and natural gas, rubber, and palm oil. The majority of the province is heavily forested lowland; logging is a major industry in the province. Here are some recommendations for those of you who love adventure when you come to Riau!


1. Pangkalan Kapas Waterfall
Pangkalan Kapas has a waterfall with a height of about 130 meters. This area has amazing natural scenery. The air is very refreshing, so it's never empty of tourists.

Address: Lubuk Bigau, Kampar Kiri Hulu, Lubuk Bigau, Kampar Kiri Hulu District

2. Okura Village
As a tourist village, Okura offers a variety of interesting activities with adequate facilities. You can go around agro-tourism, ride horses, cross the river, and enjoy a variety of delicious culinary delights.

Address: Tebing Tinggi Okura, Rumbai Pesisir District, Pekanbaru

3. Muara Takus Temple
Muara Takus is the only Buddhist temple in Riau. The building is quite unique with lion wheel and head ornaments. At first glance, the design looks similar to Buddhist stupas in Myanmar, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, and India in the Ashoka period.

Address: Muara Takus Village, District XIII Koto Kampar, Kampar Regency

4. Mengkapan Mangrove Forest
This mangrove forest has become an interesting contemporary tour to visit. Managed by the Mangrove Lestari Group and PT EMP Malacca, this place offers a beautiful beach and charming jungle atmosphere.

Address: M complet, Sungai Apit, Siak Regency

5. Osang River Waterfall
Osang River is relatively easy to reach, because its location is not far from the people's plantations. Its beautiful nature makes this place a popular tourist destination. Especially with the waterfall that makes you able to play water even more exciting.

Address: Koto Tuo, District XIII Koto Kampar, Kampar Regency


6. Selat Baru Beach
For those of you who want to enjoy the panoramic view of the sea, stop by Selat Baru Beach. The scenery is so beautiful, especially towards dusk. The facilities here are quite adequate, especially for parking lots and toilets.

Address: Selat Baru, Bantan, Bengkalis, Bengkalis Regency

7. Siak Palace
It's not complete to Riau if you don't know the Malay culture. You can find this at the Siak Palace, a building that was once home to the Siak Sri Indapura sultanate. You can trace it here.

Address: Siak Sri Indrapura, Kp. In, Siak, Siak Regency


8. Kampar River
Surfing doesn't have to be at sea. In Riau, you can "conquer" bono waves whose popularity is worldwide. The speed of the waves is around 40 kilometers per hour.

Address: Pulau Muda Village, Teluk Meranti District, Pelalawan Regency

9. Go Green Tourism Park
This tourist spot carries the current concept of agrotourism. There are various iconic landmarks from various worlds. For example the Eiffel Tower, Dutch windmills, Singapore lion statues, colorful houses, and many others.

Address: Sungai Pinang, Tambang, Kampar Regency

10. Labersa Riau Fantasi Water Park
In an area of 6.5 hectares, you can play water with a variety of interesting rides. The largest water park tour in Sumatra is equipped with hotels, golf courses and five types of water pools.

Address: Tanah Merah, Siak Hulu, Kampar Regency

Source: https://www.idntimes.com/travel/destination/reza-iqbal/destinasi-wisata-terbaik-di-riau/full