Tanjung Pinang, Bintan Island
Culture & Historical
2 - 10 persons
The quest to witness the perfect coexistence of Gods and Dragons begins as you step into the Vihara Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva (500 Lohan Temple). Featuring magnificent structures and unique stone statues of over 500 arhats (in Buddhism - a saint of one of the highest ranks), the site is a hidden gem for culture buffs. The journey advances to Senggarang Village, known to be the first settlement for Chinese immigrants hundreds of years ago. Visit two of the island’s oldest religious sites, the Banyan Tree Temple and Lau Ya Keng.
Your tour then takes an earthly respite as you break for a sumptuous seafood lunch. After lunch detour to explore the Bintan Indah mall & Tanjung Pinang City Center (TCC) Mall for bargains or souvenirs to bring home. For the last leg of the quest, visit Vihara Avalokitesvara Graha. Home to one of the tallest gold-coated Goddess of Mercy statue in Southeast Asia. Admire the repeated appearance of dragon motifs in the architectural elements all around the vast grounds of the temple.