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20 Things to Do in Tanjung Balai, Karimun, Riau, Indonesia

by Yoga Adi

The name of Tanjung Balai is maybe strange for you to hear. You haven’t heard it, because of other famous locations in Indonesia. No need to worry, this place is actually have something for you. Not the modern technologies advanced mall building. But none other than the natural attractions in Indonesia!

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Speaking of it, many places here ready to explore, they are waiting for you. Better read this article fully!

1. Pelawan Beach

Well, this is the first of many things to do in Tanjung Balai Indonesia. Pelawan Beach is one of the best tourist attraction in Tanjung Balai. Its main specialty lies in the blue sea water charm that stretches along the coast. Plus, with the blue waters of the seaside beaches are now shrouded in trees that grow thick and stretched along the beach.

This one place is perfect for looking a quiet and peace atmosphere. Beside that specialty, the beach of Pelawan has other beautiful things like it has sparkling white sand, mangrove forests, and also large rocks around it. This beach is beautiful.

  • Entry ticket: Rp10.000,-
  • Opening Hours : Opens every time!

2. Pongkar Beach

Pongkar Beach is one of the most frequent recreation places visited by the locals while enjoying the holidays. Almost every Saturday and Sunday as well as National holidays, Pongkar Beach located in Pongkar Village, is often crowded by locals and tourists both from around and abroad  to release their daily bustle.

Developed as one of the tourist attraction in here, it has an area of ​​about 100 hectares with beautiful scenery and white sand which is smooth and clean. Many visitors prepare their own meals and drinks for a picnic in the Pongkar beach area. So, it must be a perfect spot for family.

  • Entry ticket: Rp7.000,-
  • Opening Hours : Opens every time!

3. Ketam Beach

Ketam Beach, some people of Tanjung Balai Karimun must have heard and have visited this beach. This beach location is adjacent to Pongkar Beach which is also located in Pongkar Village, Karimun District.

Ketam Beach has a view that is not far less beautiful with Pongkar Beach and Pelawan Beach which became the main tourist attractions of Karimun community. But it is unfortunate because the lack of exposure to this beach makes a little new people who know and visit this beach. Its still quiet and perfect for relaxing.

  • Entry ticket: Free!
  • Opening Hours : Opens every time!

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4. Telunas Beach

What’s more things to do in Tanjung Balai Indonesia? Karimun district, Riau Islands, apparently save the hidden and amazing natural beauty. One of them Telunas Beach. This location is often visited by foreign tourists. Imagine, white sand beaches with a group of islands are very beautiful.

Along the way, your eyes will see a cluster of uninhabited islands or those occupied by only a few heads of families with jobs as fishermen. Really beautiful.

  • Entry ticket: Rp25,000,- (for the beach only)
  • Opening Hours : Opens every time

5. Tanjung Ambat Batu Island

Not only in West Sumatra which has the legend of Malin Kundang’s which tells us that the whole ship becomes a stone including himself, but in Buru Subdistrict also has a similar tourist attraction called Tanjung Ambat Island. This island has been declared to be a leading tourist attraction both Karimun District and Riau Islands Province.

If you go directly to the location, then you will be treated to a view of a small island at the end of the South Coast, Buru Island resembles a large boat. It’s like sticking to the southern coast of Buru Island separated by a small strait.

  • Entry ticket: Free!
  • Opening Hours : Opens every time

6. Timun Beach

Located in the village of Kundur, West Kundur district, this beach could be an alternative destination to visit, especially for you the true traveler who likes going to beach tourism. Beautiful surface, view around that is offered is not less super.

Timun beach is very easy to visit because the location of this beach is not far from the highway of Sawang. From the highway that connects the city of Prayun with the city of Sawang, the location of this beach is only about a thousand meters. Its so easy to reach it.

  • Entry ticket: Rp5.000,-
  • Opening Hours : Opens everyday 24 hours

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7. Gading Beach

Gading beach presents the sensation of panoramic beach which is still very natural. The nature is more perfect with the existence of granite stones of various shapes and sizes lying along the beach. Like other beaches in Karimun District, Kepri, its always been a favorite destination for travelers.

Usually on holidays like Saturday and Sunday, this beach is visited by many people. They come with a family or friends. And others who invite young couples to enjoy romance atmosphere in here. If you are already in this beach, the boredom does not seem to ever settle, beaten with a calm shady atmosphere. Very nice indeed.

  • Entry ticket: Rp9.000,-
  • Opening Hours : Opens every time

8. Batu Limau Beach

The beach is known as the sea of ​​this cape, becaming one of the alternative holiday by residents, especially on weekends or certain holidays. Usually, visitors bring family, relatives and colleagues when they comes here. Generally they bring a variety of food and side dishes that can then eat it together, while resting in the shade of mangrove trees growing around the area of ​​the stones.

Interspersed with the sound of waves roaming the lips of the beach, adding to the holiday atmosphere with the dear ones will become more excited. Occasionally strong winds blowing from the sea, which often makes the eyes of visitors unable to resist sleepiness. Such a perfect place to relax. Also, one of many best things to do in Tanjung Balai Indonesia.

  • Entry ticket: Free!
  • Opening Hours : Opens every time

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9. Pongkar Waterfall

Some of the people of Tanjung Balai Karimun know this Waterfall as Pongkar Waterfall and the others called it as the Gunung Jantan Waterfall. Because the waterfall is located in the village pongkar and Jantan Mountain, so they used both names. Every Year, Every Month even every vacation, people keep coming to see the beauty of the waterfall by performing activities like bathing or other thing in the spring.

Vacationing to pongkar village waterfall is highly recommended for you friend who never felt the bath with the natural mountain springs Karimun mountain. In addition to located in the village pongkar this mountain is also located in protected forest karimun, if you head to the waterfall tour do not be surprised to see a variety of strange and unique animals, such as birds that sing along the journey and see the activities of monkeys who are so enthusiastic in welcoming your arrival. We suggest to not forget to bring food like banana or bread for them.

  • Entry ticket: Rp1.000,-
  • Opening Hours : Everyday from 07.00 – 18.00

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10. Jantan Mount

The mount is a protected forest of love and pride of Karimun regency comainmunity, its existence is now from time to time experienced degradation of mining sector. The natural resources at this protected forest site, from several sources, say that there is not so much habitat of animals present in protected forests, there are only monkeys and bird species that always stop at Karimun Regency.

Formerly the state of protected forest is covered with various types of hard trees, but until now dractically changed along with the rampant mining in Karimun District. But it still the magnificent one though.

  • Entry ticket: Free!
  • Opening Hours : Opens everyday 24 hours

11. Lubuk Beach

Lubuk beach is located in Kundur District. The specialty of Lubuk Beach is to have different natural conditions from other beaches in Karimun District, why? Lubuk beach has large stones and many found mangrove forest in the vicinity.

To reach this beach takes about 30 minutes from the town of Tanjung Batu by motor or car. But it can also be reached from Tanjung Balai by using speed boat or ferry by chartering, with travel time about 60 minutes.

  • Entry ticket: Rp4.000,-
  • Opening Hours : Opens every time

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12. Karimun Great Mosque

Standing majestically on a hill in the area of ​​Poros, Karimun, Great Mosque is one of Tanjung Balai City’s landmarks. The mosque was built in 2003. The laying of the first stone, done by Regent Karimun who was then still held by Drs. HM Sani.

The first stone laying was also attended by Minister of Religious Affairs Prof.DR.Said Agil Siraj and witnessed by 6 friendly ambassadors from Palestine, Lebanon, Sudan, Morocco, Yemen and Iran. Its a nice place both for resting or relaxing.

  • Entry ticket: No admission ticket
  • Opening Hours : Always opens

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13. Tamara Swimming Pool

This pool was closed onced, we don’t know what the reason is and it left by the owner. But all that is not a reason for some children karimun to visit this swimming pool, For a charming smile this pool has is unequaled from other pools. In addition to this pool has large stones located on the outskirts of the pool, this greatly adds to the feel of the pool.

This pool is more and more famous now, Especially, the children love it. They can play together with their friends and family. Its a beautiful sight actually. So, you must come her too, and feel the smile of them yourself.

  • Entry ticket: Rp5.000,-
  • Opening Hours : Everyday from 08.00 – 17.00

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Other Attractions in Tanjung Balai, Karimun, Riau, Indonesia

Beside those spots, its a good thing to take a look at these places too. Making your vacation more complete! Here are more things to do in Tanjung Balai Indonesia:

  1. Sibadang, the one and only legendary cemetery in Karimun.
  2. Telunas Beach Resort, beside visiting its beach, you can also enjoy the resort.
  3. Long Beach Seafood Restaurant, fill your stomach with fishes!
  4. Tria Ratna Temple, a historical place.
  5. Dewi Samudra Temple, another great temple to visit.
  6. Tanjung Balai Beach, the icon and primadona of Karimun.
  7. Besusen Island, take your family to the good spot available only in here.

That’s it, the tons of natural attractions available in Tanjung Balai. Even though it doesn’t go famous, but hey its still have its beauty. So, its not a wrong choice at all to come here. That’s a good start! Okay, that’s all folks, happy holiday in Indonesia!

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