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Weekend Camping at the Mouth of a Cave Surrounded by 27 Batu Tilam Waterfalls

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In Riau there is a tourist spot ‘Batu Tilam’ in the middle of the forest with natural rocks and waterfalls.

Bedrock Location

Because it is still natural, to get to Batu Tilam, tourists need careful preparation. Because the location is 170 KM from the capital city of Riau Province, Pekanbaru, namely in Kampar Kiri, Kampar.

To get to the location, you have to use a motorbike. It can also be by car, but must be with a car that has 4-wheel drive or four-wheel drive equipped with a towing load.

Arriving at the location, fatigue and a long journey will pay off. The fresh air pierced the nose accompanied by the chirping of birds from the branches of the trees in the still beautiful forest.

In Riau there is a tourist spot called ‘Batu Tilam’. Here you can camp at the mouth of the cave surrounded by 27 waterfalls. Photo: Raja Adil Siregar

Its location in the expanse of the Bukit Barisan forest and the Rimbang Baling Wildlife Sanctuary makes the air in Batu Tilam cool. Not to mention the sound of the rushing 27 waterfalls around the campsite which is the main tourist spot.

The main spot of Batu Tilam at the mouth of the cave adds to its own sensation for lovers of the outdoors. But don’t worry, local residents and youth groups have also made access to the mouth of the cave with wooden stairs.

The Origin of Bedrock

In addition to natural sensations, tourists can also get a lot of knowledge here. Because the location of the mouth of the cave was once a shelter for Indonesian fighters from attacks during the Dutch colonial era.

“He said the origin of the Tilam Stone was because during the Dutch colonial period our fighters used to sleep. This stone is the base, that’s why it’s called the Tilam Stone,” a tourist, VJ Oki told detikTravel at the location, Friday (11/2/2022) .

In the Batu Tilam tourist area, there are 3 cottages. The huts were built by residents of Kebun Tinggi Village and are equipped with bathrooms.

In Riau there is a tourist spot called 'Batu Tilam'.  Here you can camp at the mouth of the cave surrounded by 27 waterfalls.In Riau there is a tourist spot called ‘Batu Tilam’. Here you can camp at the mouth of the cave surrounded by 27 waterfalls. Photo: Raja Adil Siregar

Lamstone Entrance Fee

To surround 4 of the 27 waterfalls that can be accessed, tourists are only charged Rp. 35 thousand / day. The tariff goes to the local village treasury for capital management of cleanliness and so on.

The Batu Tilam tourist spot itself has won 1st place in the 5th Indonesian Enchantment Award in 2020. The Tilam Stone is called a hidden paradise on the Yellow Lancang Earth, which still needs to be explored for its potential.

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