Pekanbaru Travel Guide


Pekanbaru, an introduction


Pekanbaru is located in Riau Islands in Indonesia, about 10323 km from Jakarta. There are several interesting places to visit around Pekanbaru. You should at least have visited the Muara Takus Temple when you are here.

There are several things you can do around Pekanbaru, for example or if you are looking for some nice pictures, head out to Muara Takus Temple and don't forget to bring your camera.

Pekanbaru on the map

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Things to see and do near Pekanbaru

Monuments, Temples and Historic Buildings

National Parks, Forests and Waterfalls

Airport at Pekanbaru

Pekanbaru is served by the Sultan Syarif Qasim II Airport.

Pekanbaru is served by Sultan Syarif Qasim II International Airport (PKU). The airport is often referred as to SSQ II, SSQ or Sultan Syarif Kasim II International Airport (SSK II), and formerly known as Simpang Tiga Airport. The name of the airport is obtained from Sultan Syarif Qasim II which is a pre-independence historical figure from Riau. The Provincial Government of Riau is considering to move the airport into a new and convenient place, somewhere outside the city of Pekanbaru. Some locations have been taken into consideration, but there is no final decision yet.

Entering the city from the airport

Airports taxis charge Rp 70,000 for the 10km ride into the town.

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