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Address: Kampar Regency, Indonesia
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Wonderful Candi

Candi Muara Takus was a Hindu Temple. It is located on the side road from Payakumbuh to Pekanbaru. From Payakumbuh take a left turn after the sign board in Muara Mahat. It is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 31, 2015
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Candi Muara Takus was a Hindu Temple. It is located on the side road from Payakumbuh to Pekanbaru. From Payakumbuh take a left turn after the sign board in Muara Mahat. It is about 30 minutes drive to the temple.The candi is well preserve and it looks wonderfol. If you pass by the area it is worthed to see.

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Amstelveen, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

There is very little information available about this boeddhist temple, but ut us worth the detour. The site is very accessible and there are not many tourist. A wonderful place to sit and contemplate. Be sure you stop on your way back at one of the restaurants that serve ice cold coconut, with an absolute astonishing view of the nearby... More 

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Pekanbaru, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Muara Takus Temple is a Buddhist temple located in Riau, Indonesia. This temple complex is located in the village of precisely Barelang, District XIII Koto Kampar Regency or the distance is approximately 135 kilometers from the city of Pekanbaru, Riau. “Its one of the best places we must visit when we come to Pekanbaru, to explore more a bout history,... More 

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011

Situated 120 kms from the provincial capital of Pekanbaru, the ancient Buddhist temple complex of Muara Takus is the best historical site in the region. Featuring the only ancient Mahayana Buddhist stupa in Indonesia, as well as a terraced temple and some sparkly sandstone ornamentation, this site is a rare reminder of Sumatra's Hindu-Buddhist past. On the down side, it... More 

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