The tour covers the some highlights of Bintan Island’s southern most areas – Tanjung Pinang, Senggarang, The Maria Cave of Trikora, The Tomb of Bukit Batu Tour, Vihara Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva and Pulau Penyengat.
The Maria Cave of Trikora
The Maria cave is one of the worship place in Bintan which also often used as a tourist destination for those visiting the beach of Trikora. Located on a hill, the Maria cave occupies an area of 3.4 hectares and is only about four hundred yards from one of the beach in the corner of Trikora Beach.
Its exact location is in the Teluk Dalam, Malang Rapat Village, District of Mount Kijang. Not hard to find, because its position was right on the left side of Trikora Highway. Especially at the entrance, there is a large gate stand more than three meters. It is easily seen from the street.
The Tomb of Bukit Batu
The Bukit Batu Tomb located at the foot of Gunung Bintan is since long time ago, known as one of the iconic historical site in Bintan. As well as the existence of the tomb elsewhere in Bintan, this tomb which is located a wall fenced to maintain its sustainability.
Senggarang is a tourist attraction place, it’s a pity to pass away while you are in Tanjung Pinang. This site is the settlement of ethnic Chinese who have been there for hundreds of years ago in Bintan. Until now, the people are friendly and still adhere to their ancestors as well as custom homes in the mediator or on the water, being offered by the unique characteristics of this object.
Vihara Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva
This is praying place for the Buddhist is located in Tanjung Pinang, called Vihara Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva. The monastery is built in 2010. Vihara Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva has a unique feature compared to other monasteries. Vihara Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva has 1000 statues of Buddha. These statues are inspired by the purity of arhat in Buddhism. Historically, there are thousands of arhats in all over the world. Arhat is a person who has achieved the highest spiritual purity in following the teachings of Buddha.
Masjid Besar Baitul Makmur
The new mosque at Jalan Taman Sari in Tanjung Uban, perched on top of hill and behind the Warriors’ Mausoleum (Makam Pahlawan Dwikora), began construction around end 2006. Sitting on a site measuring some 17 hectares, the 4,566 square meters mosque, with a capacity to take in about 6,000 worshipers, is now there. Catering the spiritual needs of the increased population in Tanjung Uban, the mosque also hopes to establish itself as an Islamic Center that can attract pilgrims from within and outside the island. Built at a cost of about Rp 4 billion, the mosque conducted its first prayers on the morning of the first day of Ramadhan Day, which according to some reports, attracted about 4,000 worshipers.