The Lengkuas Island and Its Vintage Lighthouse

In Kepulauan Bangka Belitung
Written by Aditya Tri Hutama Posted 28th March 2014, 4:20am
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Translated by Shinta Dharmayu

Another beach that is located in Bangka Belitung, named Lengkuas beach has already been a place for visitors to take time to indulge in.  With blue sea water stretching as far as the beach, it gives a beautiful dazzling panoramic view of the sea.

There is also something unique about this white sandy beach. It is none other than its ancient lighthouse that is in the middle of the island. The island that doesn’t have an area less than 1 hectare is equipped with a lighthouse to guide ships passing the area from the earlier days when the Dutch had ruled the nation until this very moment. A lot of travelers who come to this particular beach is just because they’d like to climb the lighthouse that has a height more than 50 meters. From a height of 50 meters, travelers are  able to see the exotic sights of coast and the Pacific Islands as far as the eye can see.

The lighthouse is about 132 years old, and still functions until today.  From the top, you can see the panoramic heights of various angles. Your eyes will be spoiled from various sides and corners of this beautiful view of islands in Bangka Belitung.  When you climb stairs to reach the top of this lighthouse, you definitely feel the satisfaction because by posing on top of this lighthouse, with its height and view of the blue sea as your background and scattered granite rocks will become your best photographs you’ll ever take while traveling.

Just a few helpful tips for you who would like to climb the stairs of this lighthouse, please always be careful when you take a trip to the top! Follow all instructions from the guides that are taking you to the top. If you are not strong or fit enough to climb up to the very top, you can stop and get to see the view from several windows on the side of the lighthouse. And if you are tired because of its stairs that are quite a long that regular, you can go down and go to the beach to swim and dive to regain your energy that was drained from climbing.