All the Reasons You Need to Include Batam in Your Itinerary
When talk comes to Indonesia, most travellers will say that they have already visited Bali, arguably the most popular tourist destination in the country, what with it boasting of great waves surf-lovers always look for. It also offers many other sites to see, things to do and attractions to visit, further making it the most likely choice for many tourists. Located just across the Singapore Strait, this large city in the Sumatra region also delivers so much that you should include it in your itinerary.
So when you plan to have an adventure soon, here are the best places to visit in Batam, according to WOW Getaways:
For water-sports lovers
For all the water-sports lovers out there, know that the Waterfront City boasts of almost every activity that you want – even those on land. From banana boat riding to kayaking, and jet skiing to windsurfing, you definitely will have a blast here. You should also consider heading to Batam Island for some snorkelling or diving. You can also opt for Galang Island’s Melur Beach to avoid the throng of tourists usually staying at the Waterfront City.
South Asia’s Biggest Temple
A must-not-miss in Batam is the Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya Buddhist Temple, and for many reasons. First off, it is the biggest of all temples you will find in the entirety of South Asia. Comprising of 4.5 hectares, this Chinese-built monastery opened its gates to the public back in the year 1991. Here you will find the warm-feeling-giving statues of Buddha Maitreya, as well as those of Buddha Gautama, Kwan Im (the Goddess of Beauty), and Satya Kalama among many others.
These are just some of the best spots for you to visit when you head to Batam, but remember that there are plenty of other great sites and attractions here that will really make you want to head over as soon as possible.