Visiting Pangkalan Kuras Sub-District, Pelalawan


Pelalawan District is considered a significant tourist spot in Riau Province. It also consists of some sub-districts, which also become interesting vacation destinations among travelers. One of them is called Pangkalan Kuras – a region that grows well in terms of economy. Due to its strategic location (located near to Lintas Timur Street), tourists can easily drop by and explore the charm of the region. The name of the capital is Sorek Satu City, which is considered as popular as Pangkalan Kerinci (the capital of Pelalawan). No wonder, it becomes a recommended tourist spot for those who are visiting Riau and Pelalawan.

The Nuance
Here is the fact. Pangkalan Kuras is located on the equator so the temperature is a bit hot there. In this case, tourists must wear comfortable clothes when visiting the region. As an alternative, they need to explore the site in the morning or at night. When it comes to the best landmark or attraction, it would be the equator monument. It is the signature tourist spot in that area, after all. What about accommodations and facilities. Have no worries. Visitors can easily find some, which are scattered all over the city.

Exploring Pangkalan Kuras
It is, without a doubt, the best thing to do in Pangkalan Kuras is to visit the equator monument. The local government is proud of the fact that the region is located on the equator line. Besides, it helps them lure tourists from other countries. Not to mention it features a park on which visitors can use for relaxing. The nuance is also nice, featuring flowers and green grasses. No wonder, photography also becomes a favorite thing to do in the location. One thing, it is not recommended to come at noon as the atmosphere is a bit uncomfortable.

After visiting the monument, the next recommended activity to do in Pangkalan Kuras is enjoying the local culinary. Thanks to the presence of local eateries and food vendors. Tourists can easily buy some good foods during their visit to that region. As for the reference, there is one called Umbut Rotan Curry. The locals usually consume it during the Ramadan and traditional events. Still, the food is always available for tourists to buy. Featuring savory broth and tender smoked fish, it may satisfy everyone’s hunger.

Pangkalan Kuras Sub-District is also famous for its local honey. It is pure and sweet! The fact is many locals depend on the honey to make a living. They sell the product to other villagers or tourists with an affordable price, though. Not to mention tourists have the chance to visit the location where people usually harvest the honey. They can eve learn how to extract it from the hive as the locals may teach them.

Nearby Attractions

  • Tesso Nilo National Park
  • Equator Monument
  • Betung Village
  • Datuk Laksmana Mangku Diraja Tomb
  • Menumbai Sialang

How to Get There
The distance between Pangkalan Kuras and Pangkalan Kerinci (the capital of Pelalawan) is 53.6 km. That means the trip may only take about 1-2 hours. Travelers can use Lintas Timur or Jambi-Riau Street for a faster trip, in fact.

Where to Stay

  • Lily Homestay
  • Sardella Hotel

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