Sightseeing in Bintan Island - what to see. Complete travel guide

For many years, the beautiful island of Bintan has being attracting tourists with its amazing scenery, interesting sights and extensive beaches. This is one of the few places in the world that has managed to preserve pristine natural beauty. A variety of historical and cultural monuments complement natural splendor. Many tourists are attracted to the Indonesian island by picturesque beaches. The length of coastline is more than a hundred kilometers.
In most shops on the island, they accept Singapore dollars as well as Indonesian rupees. To pay for things at a good currency, always have some Indonesian money with you – they won’t … Open
The main part of tour sights are natural attractions, the starting point of the study is Mountain Gunung Bintan. The mountain is only 340 meters high, but the path to the top passes through incredibly beautiful tropical forests. Here, there is the small zoo in jungle; the main inhabitants of which are rare species of birds and silver monkeys, typical representatives of local fauna. Nearby there is a beautiful waterfall, which is available for swimming. Excellent viewing platform for admiring the surrounding scenery is situated on the top.
Each local town has objects for study; traditionally Tanjung Uban attracts shoppers. It has no equal in the number of craft shops and souvenir stalls, and many travelers visit them as museums. It’s worth go to the coast, where a very unusual seating area is equipped, to appreciate the complexity of local craft traditions. Small wooden bridges are equipped above the sea, there you can admire the sunset. Copyright
Palau Bintan or just Bintan is one of the best places for a holiday with children. A long flight and a necessary acclimatization are compensated by a comfortable water and air temperature … Open
The old fishing village of Senggarang is famous for its unique architectural monuments. Ancient Buddhist temples, true embodiments of national traditions, are of particular interest. Each temple is a large-scale architectural complex complemented by sculptural decorations and amazing landscaped garden. It’s noteworthy that every local church has its own amazing story. Religious buildings to the island have attracted thousands of pilgrims from all over the world for many hundreds of years. The fishing village is famous for its natural attractions. A huge banyan tree can be seen next to one of the local churches. According to scientists, the age of the tree is more than a thousand years.
It’s certainly worth visiting Pulau Penyengat , the former thriving center of Malay Empire. The history of the town is very interesting; in the late 19th century, it had no equal in beauty and diversity of architectural structures. The sultan has heard about the intention of the Dutch invaders to seize priceless cultural trophies, so he ordered to destruct all the local temples and palaces. Thus a significant part of the rich historical and artistic heritage was lost.
There are a lot of good restaurants with Indonesian cuisine in Bintan. If you are not a fan of Asian cuisine, you can find places with a European menu. It should be mentioned that unlike … Open
Some cultural monuments have survived to the present day, including the Royal Mausoleum and beautiful palaces belonging to wealthy families. There are monuments of colonial times in the city. Dutch fort was built immediately after the capture of the island. Near the defensive building there is one of the most unusual and mysterious historical sites, the mosque of the early 19th century. Despite its age, the building has preserved perfectly; many scientists believe that the secret of its inviolability is egg white. That’s only a small part of noteworthy sightseeing objects of Pulau Bintan.
Fans of shopping will like Bintan Island as there are many colorful markets and shops with affordable prices. Pasar Ole Ole is, without a doubt, the largest and the most interesting market that tourists will find very exciting to attend. Here vacationers will find hundreds of souvenir types, local crafts, and popular national products. Luxurious locally produced batik remains one of the most popular souvenirs among foreign guests. Vacationers will find fabrics with thousands of different prints and color combinations.
When you are traveling around the island, you should remember about some peculiarities of the local people. For example, during the conversation, they touch another person several times. … Open
The island has everything needed for active recreation, so sports fans will definitely not be disappointed. On Bintan, there are four high-quality golf clubs that were designed and developed by internationally famous golf players. Active tourists will also like their visit to Usahatama, a popular carting center. Finally, there are several modern centers specializing in water sports on Bintan. A visit to the elephant park will surely not be forgotten. To the service of guests, the park offers interesting and educational excursions. Everyone is welcome to try to ride an elephant and enjoy such an unusual ride in the park, making a memorable photo-shoot afterwards. Needless to say, such entertainment is particularly popular among travelers with children.
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Reference information
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Bintan Island
♥   Nature Recreation Park 'Muka Kuning' , 54.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Endau Rompin (Johor)' , 200.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Bintan Island from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Jurong Bird Park

From the series “Top 16 Most Unusual and Original Parks and Gardens”
Jurong Bird Park area is more than 20 hectares. All in all, its territory is inhabited by about 5 000 birds belonging to 380 different species. The opening of the park took place in January 1971. About $ 3.5 million were spent on the creation. Guests can stroll around the territory or ride the cozy air-conditioned tram, whose route goes around the park. Here, visitors have an opportunity to observe the birds in real time, i.e. watch them swimming, building their nests, and raising offspring. The only thing you can not do in the park is to feed the birds. … Read further

Toilet in Singapore Zoo

From the series “Public Toilets, Who Makes it Extravagant”
Each poster is accompanied by the corresponding information note. All the animals on earth make 'it' in a peculiar way. In the toilet are more than ten cabins available to the visitors. Each cabin is uniquely decorated. It must be noted that the toilet on the zoo territorium is so to say usually environmentally friendly in the world. For this important feature, she has been awarded several prizes several times and is considered to be one of Singapore's most remarkable and unusual attractions. … Read further

Henderson Waves

From the series “The Most Unusual and Strange Bridges on Earth”
The bridge was opened in 2008 and was a joint project of the London architectural firm IJP and the Singapore office RSP Architects Planners, as well as the engineers from Ingenieros PTE Ltd company. The bridge connects two wonderfully beautiful parks and, thanks to its original design, is an excellent example of the surrounding landscape. It must be noted that 'Wave Herderson' is the highest bridge in Singapore. The height of their reinforced concrete supports is 36 meters. The visitors of the bridge should take into account that the entrance with motor scooters, bicycles and even scooters on the bridge is forbidden. … Read further

Sightseeing in regions nearby Bintan Island

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