Tourism

Iconic Place in Belitung

Tanjung Kalayang is one of the Special Economic Zones (SEZs) which was established on March 15, 2016 through Government Regulation Number 6 of 2016, with the main areas being tourism. Tanjung Kelayang has an area of ​​324.4 hectares.

This beach is beside Tanjung Tinggi Beach which is located not far from Tanjung Kalayang Beach. One of the Interesting Tourist Spots is a huge pile of granite which is the icon of Belitung Island.

If tourists visit Belitung Island, they will usually visit Lengkuas Island which can be reached by crossing through Tanjung Binga or through Tanjung Kelayang Beach by using fishing boats which are used for fishing, can also be hired to take tourists to Island Hopping to Island Galangal.

Tanjung Kelayang Beach has a turquoise sea, calm waves with white and smooth beach sand. Therefore, this beach is also a place to swim that is fun and quite safe, especially for children. On the beach side there are also many coconut trees as a comfortable place to relax while enjoying the beauty of Tanjung Kelayang beach.

The children are honoring the Merah Putih flag on the replica page of Muhammadiyah Gantong Elementary School. (Photo: Kemenpar)

In addition to the beauty of the beach, tourist destinations in Belitung are replicas of Muhammadiyah Gantong Elementary School. This elementary replica is a building made of wood, roofed with zinc, located in the middle of a field with white sand.

This replica was founded in 2012 on the self-help of the Lenggang Village community, built on village land that was once a former tin mine. This replica of the building was the setting for a film that was lifted from the phenomenal novel Laskar Pelangi by Andrea Hirata.

To get here tourists can go to Lenggang Village, Gantong District, East Belitung which is about 90 Kilometers from Hanandjoeddin Airport, Tanjung Pandan and can be reached within 1.5 hours of travel. (bass)

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