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“One of Ecohistory Trip we must while Visit Pekanbaru” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Muara Takus

Muara Takus
Kampar Regency, Indonesia
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Pekanbaru, Indonesia
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“One of Ecohistory Trip we must while Visit Pekanbaru”
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, because these temple seems similar with Bahal Temple in Portibi (North sumatera) and Muara Takus Temple in Jambi (January 8th, 2014)

Visited January 2014
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“Sumatra's Hindu-Buddhist Past”
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 is off the main road in a remote area, so you will have to rent a taxi from Pekanbaru to get out here, which will set you back at least a couple of hundred thousand rupiah. But it is worth it to view one of South-East Asia's lesser known historical sites.

Visited May 2011
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