Pekanbaru is a rich city made the capital of the Riau Province of Indonesia. It is one of the best places to visit in the island of Sumatra! The ancient sites, unique landscape, amazing gardens, and majestic mosques have made Pekanbaru their home. All the colors of Pekanbaru will surely mesmerize you upon your visit!
Take a trip to Rainbow Hills Rumbai! The colorful soil made the hills appear a rainbow perfect for a unique getaway. Don’t forget to visit the Asia Farm Hay Day as well! More than 20 buildings with multinational architecture were built to give visitors a wonderful experience overall.
Interested in Pekanbaru’s artistic center? Visit the Anjungan Seni Idrus Tintin! Not only was it built with iconic traditional architecture, but there are also art performances held within. For a family-friendly spot in town, check out Alam Mayang Pekanbaru! It is the perfect place to see traditional dances, picnics, nature walks, and even lake rides.
The oldest Buddhist temple in Sumatra lies in Pekanbaru. The Muara Takus Temple is still visited by monks from many neighboring countries, such as Singapore, Vietnam, and Myanmar. Nonetheless, tourists are able to visit this temple and enjoy the infrastructure as well as the gorgeous panorama surrounding the temple.
Pekanbaru is served by the Sultan Syarif Kasim II International Airport. Taxis and buses are available to and from the airport. Taxis will cost around Rp 3,500 per kilometer while buses will cost at most Rp 35,000 per passenger.
Pekanbaru has a plethora of Halal cuisine! The best restaurants serving iconic Pekanbaru delicacies are Mie Sagu Bu Tuti, Mie Tarempa & Luti Gendang Berkat, Martabak Phangeran, and Rumah Makan Raso Situjuah.
The largest mosque in town is the Masjid Agung An Nur. The mosque itself was made to resemble India’s Taj Mahal! Other mosques in Pekanbaru include Masjid Nurul Iman Khairat, Islamic Center Nurul Jamnah Mosque, and Masjid Umar bin Khattab.