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Bintan Island in the Riau Archipelago of Indonesia

Riau indeed boasts a variety of tourist destinations suitable for enjoyment, ranging from beaches, and waterfalls, to historical sites. Here are some captivating tourist places to visit in Riau:

Bintan Island
  1. Rupat Beach: A beautiful beach with the unique feature of “Pantai Berbisik” or Whispering Sands at Beting Aceh, where the sand makes sounds when rubbed together. It’s a one-of-a-kind tourist destination.
  2. Bono Tidal Bore: For surf enthusiasts, Bono is an exciting challenge for river surfing. This natural phenomenon occurs in the Kampar River and is renowned worldwide.
  3. Siak Palace: A historical site worth visiting, Siak Palace is one of the historical attractions in Riau. Visitors can explore the palace complex and enjoy views of the Siak River.
  4. Lubuk Bigau Batang Kapas: Batang Kapas Waterfall is the fifth-tallest waterfall in Indonesia and the third-tallest in Sumatra. Although it’s known for its coastal and peatland surroundings, the natural beauty here is awe-inspiring. Access might require hiking, but the views are worth it.
  5. Tanjung Belit Village: Located in the Bukit Rimbang Baling Wildlife Sanctuary, this place offers beautiful natural scenery and captivating waterfalls. Make sure to be cautious when visiting.
  6. Kampar River: An intriguing spot for river surfing with the famous Bono waves, which rush with a roaring sound at speeds of up to 40 kilometers per hour. This Riau tourist spot is internationally recognized, attracting surfers from around the world. Bintan Island.
  7. Jemur Island: Located about 45 miles from the capital of Rokan Hilir Regency, Jemur Island consists of several small islands. It’s home to various turtle species and features several other tourist potentials, including Japanese Caves, a lighthouse, human footprints, and more.
  8. Rainbow Hills: Located approximately 10 kilometers from downtown Pekanbaru, Rainbow Hills is a relatively new and unique tourist location. As the name suggests, the hills are incredibly colorful, and the contours and colors of the hills can change dynamically, creating a stunning view.
  9. Batu Dinding Waterfall: Located in Kampar Kiri, this waterfall offers breathtaking natural beauty. It’s also near other historical attractions like the Equator Monument and the Guning Sahilan Royal Palace.
  10. Kawah Biru: Kawah Biru, or Blue Crater, formed from the eruption of Mount Merapi, creating a beautiful crater. It’s now a top tourist destination in Pekanbaru, known for its white sand and vivid blue water, making it an Instagram-worthy background. Bintan Island.

All these places offer unique travel experiences and are sure to make your vacation in Riau unforgettable. Enjoy your holiday!

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