Bangka is an island located in the East of Sumatera. The island is the 9th largest island in Indonesia and it is part of the province of Bangka Belitung. The island has a lot of beautiful sites to visit. So, if you’re about to make plans for your next holiday, then make sure to put Bangka as one of destination! To help plan your holiday, here are recommendations for 10 scenic spots in Bangka:
1 | Tanjung Kelian
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Located in West Bangka region, the beach is around 9 kilometers from the center of Muntok City. Tanjung Kelian Beach has a 65 meters old lighthouse which was built in 1862 and the white sandy beach is one of the most visited beaches in West Bangka due to its close proximity with right next to Tanjung Kelian port, a port connecting Bangka Island and Sumatra Island.
2 | Matras Beach
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Considered as one of the mainstays for coastal tourist destination in the Pacific Islands, Matras Beach is located in the village of New Light, Sungailiat district, adjacent to the Northeast Bangka Island. The white sands, palm trees, clear sea added with the beautiful scenery, this beach if often referred to as the Paradise Coast. Whilst here, visitors will find the stunning scenery blending beautifully with the surrounding rocks like a pearl that unfolds in front of the eye!
3 | Parai Beach
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Used to be known as Hakkok beach, Parai beach is located in Matras village, Sungailiat, Bangka. It is around 40 kilometers away from Depati Amir Airport in Pangkalpinang. This beach is one of the best beaches in Bangka Island with fine white sand and crystal clear turquoise sea. There is also a beautiful hotel resort which offers several facilities so visitors can do several fun activities while enjoying the scenery. that can be enjoyed by visitors.
4 | Dinding Batu Beach
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Dinding Batu Beach is in the northwest tip of Bangka Island or about 4 kilometers from the center of Belinyu town. This beach has a particular view from the top of the hill and you can see towering granite boulders decorating the coastline. When you walk down to the beach from the hill, you will be greeted by granite boulders uniquely layered and stacked by the nature with large trees growing on the foot of the hill.
5 | Bangka Botanical Garden
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The icon of agro-tourism in Bangka, the Botanical Garden or BBG is located in Tembaran Village, Bukit Intan district. Bangka Botanical Garden is covered by green plants and refreshing atmosphere. On top of that, while you visit this garden, you can learn numerous agro activities, such as farming, fishery and animal husbandry. There are also several farms with the most famous one being the dragon fruit farm.
6 | Mangrove Munjang Kurau Barat
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To enjoy the attraction of Munjang Mangrove, you can walk for about 300 meters or you can ride a speedboat for around 1.5 kilometers trip. Along the way, you can enjoy the greeneries of the woods. This mangrove forest is also very important to prevent the land from erosion caused by the sea and to protect the land from the high waves and strong wind from the sea to the land.
7 | Red Hill Ampar Lake
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Formed from the former mining tin, this is actually not a natural lake. But, the natural red rocks panorama adds to the beauty of this lake. As the name suggests, this location is surrounded by red. Its location is in Riding Panjang area, Bangka regency and it is also known as “The Venus of Bangka Island”.
8 | Bukit Pala
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Bukit Pala, or Pala Hill, is located in Lima Dusun Bay village, West Bangka, and it is situated on the side of the beach. While you climb to the top of the hill, you can also pamper your eyes with the wonderful scenery. There are lots of good spots above the hill to enjoy your moments. There is a tree house on the top where you can see all the surroundings. It definitely is one of the most picturesque spots in Bangka!
9 | Tongaci Beach
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This beach is in Kampung Pasir, Sungailiat, Bangka regency. Tongaci Beach is a marina, a recreational area, as well as sea turtle conservation area. It has white, soft sand and unlike most beaches in Bangka, this beach does not have granite boulders. It is also equipped with recreational facilities. At this beach, there is a pool for green turtles, Hawksbill turtles, tanks for baby turtles and a breeding area inside the marina.
10 | Penyusuk Beach
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Located in Penyusuk Village, Ketok Ward Hill, around 25 kilometers from Belinyu to the north of Bangka. This beach has more granites than any other beaches in Bangka, almost 70% of the 4 kilometers width is covered by granites. It also has several small islands such as Lampu Island Putri Island. To reach those beautiful islands, you would need to rent the fisherman’s boat.
Those are some of the suggestions about scenic places that you visit on your holiday in Bangka. Don’t forget to take your loved ones with you. Make your beautiful moments last in these beautiful places with beautiful people!
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