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Address: Kampar Regency, Pekanbaru, 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 bubblesReviewed October 31, 2015
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Riau Islands Province, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Not like all temples in Java, it have not managed well yet. Managed by local government. Access road is under maintained. Locate is far enough from Pekanbaru, capital city of Riau Province. You can visit it as on the way to West Sumatra from Pekanbaru. Crowded in public holiday. Choose a week day to visit. Can be alternative hotspot to... More 

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2016

The name of this temple is derived from the name of a creek that empties into Batang Kampar Kanan. mahligai temple Riau Muara Takus Meaning "estuary" which is a place where the tributary terminate its flow into the sea. While "Takus" is derived from the Chinese language is "Ta" which means great, "Ku" means old, and "Se" means temple. So,... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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Chengdu, China
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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