Batu Buyong or Batu Buyung is an interesting tourist spot in East Belitung that presents a unique and magical stone. This Buyong Stone is indeed not an ordinary stone, because judging from its location and size, the stone which is believed to have been brought from Java Island has no sense. With all the offerings, Batu Buyong will be an impressive treat for every tourist.
SPECIAL RATES AND NOTES
There is no tariff you need to pay to enjoy Batu Buyong tours. You just need to maintain your attitude, behavior and words while you are here. This is because the Batu Buyung area is considered by many to be a sacred place full of mystical elements.
Batu Buyong, which means a stone the size of a baby's head, has a history and its own story. So according to local legend, Batu Buyong is a legacy of Majapahit royal warriors as a marker of the domination of the island he visited. After being impressed with the beauty of the island they visited, the Majapahit army, upon the king's instructions, then placed a stone the size of a baby's head as a symbol of the mastery of the area or island. The stone which came to be known as Batu Buyong itself is actually a kitchen stone (rounded clay stone) brought from Java.
Since being laid down by Majapahit Kingdom's warriors, this stone shows its uniqueness. Because stones that are about the size of a baby's head gradually grow up to now the height exceeds that of adults. Not only does its size continue to grow, this Buyong Stone also has another oddity and uniqueness that is being able to stand upright on an inclined plane. With a round shape and in the plane of a slope of about 40 degrees, this Buyong Stone should have fallen and rolled. But the fact is that the stone has remained in place until now and has not rolled. In the area of Batu Buyong itself is believed by the local community as a mystical place. Therefore some people in this place are often found doing meditation and also begging for something.
FACILITIES IN TOURISM OBJECT
Batu Buyong far from the city center makes the facilities not very good. Therefore it is recommended for you who will come here to bring all the equipment needed, including food and beverage supplies.
ACCESS TO LOCATION
This Buyong Stone is located in Tanjung Batu Itam Village, Simpang Pesak District, East Belitung Regency, Bangka Belitung Islands Province. Access road to Batu Buyong is fairly good so you can pass it by two-wheeled or four-wheeled vehicles. You can reach Batu Buyong from Manggar City in approximately 1 hour and 13 minutes. While from H.A.S. Airport Hanandjoeddin, you need about 1.5 hours to arrive at Batu Buyong.