Riau is rich with natural resources like petroleum, natural gas, rubber, palm oil and fibre plantation. The natural beauty, history, culture, and the local people are the factors that draw people to visit this province.
Sultan Syarif Kasim II International Airport in Pekanbaru serves international flight from Singapore and Kuala Lumpur; local flights from Dumai, Rengat and Tanjung Pinang; also from Jakarta, Padang, Medan, Batam and other cities.
Pekanbaru can also be reached by bus, car or ships from Batam and other cities in Indonesia, including Jakarta.
Pekanbaru is the capital city of Riau. This province offers not only its nature but also for religious trip, theme parks, historical tour and cultural attractions.
Lembah Sari Artificial Lake
Surrounded by hills, this attraction is located in the Limbungan Village, 10 KM from Pekanbaru and suitable for picnic as there are lots of tree and the air is cool. You can also boating and water cycling around the lake.
An-Nur Great Mosque
A mixed architecture style influenced by Malay, Arab, Turkey and India, the mosque is a beautiful majestic Taj Mahal in Pekanbaru. The main building is 50 x 50 m wide with a large pond and fountain at the entrance.
Bukit Tigapuluh National Park
This forest is a hidden paradise in Riau. Durian, banana, pitcher plants and number of pure waterfalls are what make this area attractive for visitors. The national park is also the home of the rare golden-haired monkey.
Rupat Island in Bengkalis has a coastline of 17 kilometers, with fine white sand, blue sea, and string of palm trees. This beautiful island is also a hidden paradise that you should visit for a relaxing weekend trip.
Mosque of the Sultanate of Siak in Pekanbaru is one of the oldest mosque in Riau. It was made from wood and now you can witness the grandeur of the Malay building style in golden yellow color.
Sang Kulim Zoo
This is the favorite weekend holiday destination in Pekanbaru for family. Here, you can observe the various collections of interesting animals. There are also children's playground with surfboards, swing, fishing pond and kids pool.
Muara Takus Temple
This Buddhist temple is from the Sriwijaya era. You will enjoy the green scenery around the temple, in contrast with the ancient building, and beautiful history that should be preserved.
This is the largest leisure park in Sumatra and also known as Labersa Water and Theme Park. There are lazy river water slide, tower and giant bucket, kora-kora giant swing, sky tower, wave blaster, and many other attractions.
Alam Mayang Recreational Park
Located in the open area surrounded by hills, you will be spoiled with the view of Leighton Bridge crossed Siak River. There are three fishing pond, flying fox, outbound adventures, and water cycle game in this large park.
Idrus Tintin Art Pavilion
This magnificent building in Pekanbaru has beautiful architecture and unique shape like a traditional house in Riau. This three-story building serves as a center of art and culture of the local people.
Batang Koban Seven Tiers Waterfall
Located in the district of Kuantan, Kuansing regency, Riau, this is a a cascading waterfall with beautiful natural scenery in the middle of the cool air. The altitude varies at every level, ranging from 5 meter to 30 meter.
Siak Sri Indrapura Palace
This is a beautiful palace of the Sultanate of Siak, Riau largest Islamic empire in the 16th - 20th century. You can see the bronze statue of Queen Wilhelmina and the marble statue of Sultan Syarif Hasyim I encrusted with diamonds.
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