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1. Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya Temple

Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya Temple
4.3 /5

9 km
from city center
1 out of 11
places to visit in Batam

The biggest Buddhist temple in South-East Asia, this temple is a peaceful homage to the Buddha Maitreya. The Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya temple is home to some of the largest statues of the many forms of Buddha, primarily the Buddha Maitreya. The temple itself has five sections, with prayer halls and rooms filled with art and sculpture. Tourists wanting to experience another religion can go to this picturesque temple.There is also a vegetarian restaurant within the premises, in addition to a souvenir shop and a clinic. Tourists may take photos within the vihara, which is usually crowded on weekends and holidays.

2. Barelang Bridge

Barelang Bridge
4.2 /5

7 km
from city center
2 out of 11
places to visit in Batam

Batam's most prominent architectural icon, the Barelang Bridge is a must-visit for architecture buffs. Located on Jl. Trans Barelang, Galang, Barelang Bridge is an architectural marvel that connects Batam with several islands to the south. It is a system that consists of a network of six bridges and roads which stretch across the total Barelang island area, with all the bridges combined covering more than 50 kms. Visit this architectural marvel around sunset to watch the sun dip over the Batam islands and capture some marvellous pictures.

3. Adventure Sports in Batam

Adventure Sports in Batam
4.5 /5

18 km
from city center
3 out of 11
places to visit in Batam

Batam is famous for its water sports- a delight to any adventurous tourist. Batam's sandy beaches and clear waters make it the perfect place to get your adrenaline pumping and indulge in some of the region's multitude of watersport activities. A hotbed for kayaking, banana boating, jet-skiing, paragliding, windsurfing, and more, Batam's adventure sports scene incorporates many different sports and ensures that there's something for everyone.

4. Kepri Mall

Kepri Mall

10 km
from city center
4 out of 11
places to visit in Batam

Nestled among the four intersections of the road leading to a Mukakuning, near the huge Radisson hotel on the road to Nagoya in Batam Center and to Hang Nadim International Airport, Kepri Mall is a gigantic space with brands such as Carrefour and Matahari Department Store as the main supermarket and department stores. Kepri Mall is an upbeat property that is loved by the locals as well as the tourists who come to Batam.

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5. Pulau Abang

Pulau Abang

55 km
from city center
5 out of 11
places to visit in Batam

A beautiful island located south of Batam in the Riau Archipelago province, Pulau Abang is a tropic island with stunning corals and clear teal water with swaying palm trees and mangroves. Also called the Abang Islands, it is majorly famous for its day trips to indulge in snorkelling and diving. This mesmerising dive site is surrounded by many small islands which are primarily conservation sites for the corals while the main Abang Island is only 10 square km.

6. Nongsa Beach and Coast

Nongsa Beach and Coast
3.8 /5

15 km
from city center
6 out of 11
places to visit in Batam

Skirting the coastline of the Riau islands, the Nongsa Coast and Beach is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Batam. Pristine beaches with beautiful sunsets abound and wonderful accommodation options make this a favourite amongst tourist. As dusk blankets the Riau islands, expect to see many tourists taking in the amber-hued sights on bicycles, one of the more popular means of getting around the Nongsa Coast.

7. Nagoya Hill Shopping Mall

Nagoya Hill Shopping Mall

11 km
from city center
7 out of 11
places to visit in Batam

Established in 2007, Nagoya Hill Shopping Mall is the largest shopping mall in Batam, which is a small island in the Riau Archipelago of Indonesia located in the South China Sea. The strategic location of the Mall makes it easily accessible for the local people of Batam and also for the tourists who stay in the nearby hotels. Nagoya Hill Shopping Mall is a one-stop destination for a complete range of retail goods at reasonably low prices.

8. Mega Mall Batam Centre

Mega Mall Batam Centre

10 km
from city center
8 out of 11
places to visit in Batam

Mega Mall Batam Centre is one of the most popular malls and a central business area in Batam City. The mall looks pretty impressive from outside with its monumental architecture. Also known as Batam City Square Mall, it consists of various levels within it that looks after the different needs of a customer. Be it the Hypermart or the Cinema XXI, the shopping mall has it all. Mega Mall Batam Centre is known for the variety of goods available here at extremely reasonable prices.

9. Nagoya, Batam

Nagoya, Batam
3.8 /5

10 km
from city center
9 out of 11
places to visit in Batam

The nexus of all commercial and industrial activity of Batam, Nagoya is famous for its malls, restaurants and bars. The centre for nightlife and entertainment in Batam, Nagoya is quickly becoming one of Batam's biggest cities and is rapidly developing into an important hub for trading and commerce in Indonesia.

10. Bintan Island

Bintan Island

51 km
from city center
10 out of 11
places to visit in Batam

Bintan Island, which is also known as Negeri Segantang Lada, is an island situated in the Riau Archipelago, Indonesia. Bintan Island also holds some of the important historical sites and tourists prefer visiting them during their stay at the island. You might not find sprawling shopping malls on this island, but you will come across exquisite Indonesian handicrafts like hand-drawn batiks, cultural artefacts, and souvenirs. The island is a great weekend getaway where you can find luxury at an affordable rate along with a lively nightlife.

11. Sea Forest Adventure

Sea Forest Adventure

14,178 km
from city center
11 out of 11
places to visit in Batam

An exotic destination that is a unique amalgamation of education and entertainment, the Sea Forest Adventure Park in Batam is a 10-hectare recreational area located in Indonesia. Perfect for a family leisure outing, the Adventure Park focuses on survival science and nature, and offers a myriad of interesting activities and facilities that adhere to international standards.

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FAQs on Batam

How can I commute within Batam?

Tourists may primarily get around in Batam with the help of taxis and the metro minibuses, and these are the cheapest travel options in the city.
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How much does a package cost for Batam?

The packages for Batam start at INR 10048 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the top sightseeing places in Batam?

The top sightseeing places in Batam are Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya Temple, Barelang Bridge, Adventure Sports in Batam, Kepri Mall, Pulau Abang, Nongsa Beach and Coast.

What are the top shopping places in Batam?

The top shopping places in Batam are Kepri Mall, Nagoya Hill Shopping Mall, Mega Mall Batam Centre.

What are the top activities in Batam?

The top activities in Batam are Batam Fast Round Trip Ferry Tickets (Harbourfront Terminal), Majestic Fast Round Trip Ferry Tickets between Batam and Singapore (Harbourfront Terminal Departure), 1 Day Batam Premium City Tour, Batam City Day Tour from Singapore, Batam Fast Roundtrip Ferry Tickets (Tanah Merah Terminal), Batam Private Car Charter.
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