Tasik Putri Pepuyu in Tanjung Padang Village, Meranti District


Meranti District is a region that travelers should never miss when visiting Riau Province. Featuring several nature attractions, it becomes a great option for those who are going to spend a holiday. As for the reference, there is Tasik Putri Pepuyu located in Tanjung Padang Village and it belongs to Padang Merbau Island. To be exact, it is a nature tourist spot and it is located in the middle of a protected forest. Due to its unspoiled environment, people would love to come to the area to do several activities like camping, canoeing, exploration, and sightseeing.

The Nuance
Tasik Putri Pepuyu consists of different types of features and landscapes. These include lush big trees, a lake, bushes, and numerous species of plants. The air is fresh and the nuance is definitely peaceful. When it comes to the weather, the site has mostly nice and warm atmospheric condition. In the lake, tourists might see some canoes sometimes. Not to mention the water looks beautiful with its crystal clear appearance. With all these features and natural charms, the site becomes a comfortable place to get closer to nature and relaxation.

Exploring Tasik Putri Pepuyu
The question is what tourists should do in Tasik Putri Pepuyu. Well, it can be as simple as nature exploration. The fact is the site has many interesting natural objects for them to witness. When exploring the site, though, everyone should wear proper footwear and clothes because the condition is a bit damp there. Also, they need to ensure to come during a nice weather. It won’t be comfortable to explore the site when it is raining, after all. It is also recommended to put some anti-insect cream to repel mosquitos.

The next fun activity to do in Tasik Putri Pepuyu is witnessing the lake. Even though tourists can’t swim in it, they can do other fun things like photography and ride the canoe. There are not many canoes available, though, so tourists must queue in order to get their turn in riding the boat. Not to mention they must come with a local guide if they have never tried such activity before. As an alternative, visitors can simply enjoy fishing or also sightsee. They need to carry their own fishing rod, though.

Another thing that everyone should do in Tasik Putri Pepuyu is to learn the history of the site.  It is said there is a self-mobilising island located in the midst of the lake. Some people say a mystical power is behind such phenomenon. Another interesting story is the legend of King Terubuk and Pepuyu Princess. Both of them were lovers, but lots of people gave no blessing to their love. In order to retain the love, they decided to come to Tasik Putri Pepuyu secretly when they missed each other.

Nearby Attraction

  • Panjang Strait
  • Tebing Tinggi Island
  • Padang Island
  • Tasik Nambus

How to Get There
From Pekanbaru City, travelers only need to head to Meranti District. Once they get there, they can directly get to Bengkalis Sub-District. Putri Pepuyu is located in the west part of the region and tourists can reach it by boat. To be exact, it resides in Tanjung Padang Village.

Where to Stay

  • Grand Meranti Hotel
  • Lily Hotel
  • Red 9 Hotel

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