Gods and Dragons

Lohan BINTAN (275)Dragons in Bintan? Yes there are many! Your dragon ‘hunt’ takes off as you enter the hinterland of this large tropical island. At Senggarang Village built over the sea, two of the oldest temples in Bintan greet your arrival. Built to give thanks for the safe sea passage of the early Chinese settlers, the Vihara Dharma Sasana (temple) is a perfect showcase of the co-existence of Gods and Dragons in Chinese mythology. And just a stone’s throw away, another temple has given way to nature as an ancient tree intertwines its trunk around the structure of the Banyan Tree Temple. Your tour then takes an earthly respite as you wonder the streets of Tanjung Pinang for the best local bargains or souvenirs to bring home…..but only briefly as you head towards another ‘nest’ of dragons and abode of the Gods. Here, you will see dragons everywhere- right from the moment you enter the vast grounds of the Vihara Avalokitesvara (Kwan Yin Temple) to the top of the temple’s roof! The tallest statue in South East Asia of the Goddess of Mercy sits majestically here. Gods appeased and dragons counted, you head back to your resort to see the sun dip over the distant horizon.  The newly opened Vihara Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva (500 Lohan Temple) has also been added into the tour. For more information and booking please click here  

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Tour schedule (Bintan time) Daily tour departure time: 09.00 (6 hours guided tour)
Tour pricing (min. 2 pax to go) Adult: IDR 680,000 (~S$68) Child (3–12 years of age): IDR 600,000 (~S$60) Child (below 3 years of age): Free, no insurance coverage
Price includes Two-way land transfers Fully guided tour Insurance coverage Bottled Drinking Water

  *Terms and conditions:

  • Advance booking is required
  • Please make booking at least 24 hours beforehand
  • Minimum 2 pax to go
  • Child rate is applicable for children below 12 years of age and above 3 years of age