Places To Visit in Bintan, Riau

21 July 2022

Bintan is Indonesia's largest Riau archipelago. The island offers a peaceful retreat and a serene haven among beaches covered in lush green forests. The rainforests, mangrove forests, and sea surrounding Bintan Island are home to a diverse range of animals, including multicolored kingfishers, silver leaf monkeys, deer, sea turtles, and dolphins. The island's natural beauty, cultural history, and heritage draw tourists from all over the world. Our articles will help you discover the real Bintan and places to visit.

Gurun Pasir Busung


There is a stretch of desert amid all the lush jungles and immaculate tropical beaches. The gorgeous dunes that now stand where previously there was a quarry instantly transport you to the enchanting setting of the Arabian nights. There is also an artificial lake that makes the scenery even more beautiful. It would be best if you visited the blue lake and the charm of the desert in Bintan. The Busung Desert's allure seems to emanate its splendor after dusk. Small, distinctive hills appear to be the perfect complement to the beauty of the sun setting slowly. 

Danau Biru Kawal


The Bintan Islands are becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations. Beautiful seas surround it, and Bintan also has an enchanting turquoise blue lake. The name is Danau Biru. The place is getting increasingly popular because people have added several properties to make photo activities more exciting. There are swings, stuffed camels, bamboo decorations, an archery area, and duck boats and canoes to explore the lake.

White Sands Island


Private island White Sands Island, also called Pulau Beralas Pasir, is situated off the eastern Trikora Coast of Bintan Island. On this uninhabited island, tourists can enjoy quieter marine tourism. The island offers snorkeling and scuba diving trips where you can admire the beautiful marine life of deep blue Bintan. Other activities like beach soccer, volleyball, kite flying, and Frisbee make for lots of fun in the sun.

Vihara Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva


The Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Monastery is a unique site found only on Bintan Island, the largest island in the Riau Archipelago. Due to the monastery's extensive collection of statues, it is also known as the Temple of 1000 Statues or Temple of 1000 Faces. According to reports, the sculptures were created by Chinese artists.

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