Bintan Island, as one of the best vacation spots in Indonesia, offers numerous wonders for you to discover. From the crystal-clear water of the beautiful beaches to the jaw-dropping architecture of the temples around the island, your itinerary will always be full of intriguing places to go. But Bintan has one unique tourism spot hidden in the corner of the island that has successfully attracted many local and international visitors; it is the stunning Gurun Pasir Busung.
This magnificent sandy landscape is famous for being a great photo spot for the shutterbugs. Formerly known as a sand-excavation site, Gurun Pasir Busung transformed into a charming tourism spot with natural curves of the yellowish dunes, combined with the crystal blue water of the lagoons. This is why Gurun Pasir Busung is one of the must-visit destinations on many Bintan tour package. This tourist attraction is mainly managed and maintained by the locals, where they also built the facilities available on-site such as wooden bridges on the lagoon and traditional shops at the entrance.
Gurun Pasir Busung is located in Busung, which is around 22 minutes of car-ride from Tanjung Uban and a 1-hour car-ride from Raja Haji Fisabilillah International Airport at Tanjung Pinang. Along the way to the sand dunes, you will be greeted by the natural scenery of lush tree lines and red soil, which has become one of the characteristics of the Riau Islands region. This is a perfect destination for those who look for a short trip from Singapore.
Gurun Pasir Busung is one of the destinations included in the Tanjung Uban Scenic Voyager tour package. Click here for more information about the tour package.