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Rare legacy from the Sriwijaya kingdom...

One can only be amazed by the fact that the Sriwijaya buddhist kingdom, which ruled over most of... read more

Reviewed August 30, 2017
Beautiful ruins

Muara Takus is a nice place to visit, the ruins have a special atmosphere. Most probably the nicest... read more

Reviewed May 14, 2017
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Kampar Regency, Pekanbaru, Indonesia
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Reviewed August 30, 2017

One can only be amazed by the fact that the Sriwijaya buddhist kingdom, which ruled over most of South-East Asia around the 8th to 12th centuries, left so few tangible proofs of its existence... Besides the huge Muara Jambi complex in south Sumatra, the Muara...More

2  Thank Mutiara_Toby
Reviewed May 14, 2017

Muara Takus is a nice place to visit, the ruins have a special atmosphere. Most probably the nicest attraction in the Riau area. Unfortunately, there are not too many things to do other than walking around the ruins. All the descriptions are in Indonesian, so...More

1  Thank gyongyver988
Reviewed March 30, 2017

Long drive to get there from Pekanbaru but it is worth the trip as the road up into the hills is beautiful. The temples are quite special but also very small. It wont take long to see them and there isn't much else to do...More

Thank paul s
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....More

Thank dwiad
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...More

Thank Areka1
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...More

Thank Darnel-HDI
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...More

1  Thank Wim J
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...More

1  Thank AlhexF
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,...More

6  Thank Raymond W
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