Twin Lakes

Come To The Twin Lakes, Take in Some Spectacularly Unique Scenery

It is not one but two highland lakes which are the main attractions here. The Lakes of Danau Diatas (Lake Above) and Danau Dibawah (Lake Below) are beautiful natural wonders separated by only a few hundred meters. Located over 1000 meters above sea level, the lakes are covered with a thick mist giving them an[…]

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Rumah Gadang

Padang City, The Gateway To The Minang Highlands

The capital of West Sumatra, Padang is the gateway to the Minang highlands. With the largest port on Sumatra’s West Coast, this is a merchant town attracting ships trading in goods such as rubber, cinnamon, coffee, tee, cement and coal. If you take a stroll down to the old colonial waterfront you’ll see century old[…]

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Anai Golf and Mountain Resort, West Sumatra

The Anai Golf And Mountain Resort in West Sumatra

The Anai Golf and Mountain Resort is set in beautiful green and natural surrounds. Located in West Sumatra, a region renowned for its natural beauty and forested mountains, it is the beauty of the location that makes this resort and golf course truly unique. While the natural beauty here is magnificent, golf is really the[…]

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Bukittinggi, West Sumatra

The Town Of Bukittinggi, West Sumatra’s Cultural Center

Nestled in the highlands north of Padang in the Agam valley, the town of Bukittinggi or ‘high hill’ is West Sumatra’s cultural center. While Padang may be the modern commercial and administrative hub, Bukittinggi is a bustling market town. Although it is less than a degree south of the equator, Bukittinggi has a refreshingly cool[…]

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The view of Lake Singakarak

Singkarak Lake : The Largest Lake in West Sumatra

Lake Singkarak is the largest lake in West Sumatra. It is situated in two districts; Solok and Tanah Datar. Its cool weather and the beauty of Mount Singgalang provide perfect scenery to this 1000 hectare lake. From Solok-Bukit Tinggi main road, visitors can enjoy the beautiful scenery of Lake Singkarak. Lake Singkarak is famous for[…]

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Rafflesia Park, Batang Palupuh

Rafflesia Park in Batang Palupuh Nature Conservation Center

Rafflesia Park is part of the Batang Palupuh Nature Conservation Center in Agam district. Although it has many other species, this 3.4 hectare conservation center is focused on conserving the Rafflesia flower, which can only be found on Sumatra Island. This flower usually blossoms during wet seasons i.e., from mid to end of year. Batang[…]

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Air Manis Beach, West Sumatra

Air Manis Beach, The Legend Of Malin Kundang in West Sumatra

Air Manis Beach is closely related to the legend of Malin Kundang in West Sumatra. Malin Kundang is a character fabled to have been turned to stone, together with his ship, after periods of disobedience to his mother. By the beach, there is a Malin Kundang stone and several pieces of equipment from his ship,[…]

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Kerinci Seblat National Park, Sumatra

Kerinci Seblat National Park, The Right Place For Nature Lovers

Kerinci Seblat National Park (TNKS) is a natural conservation area. This one and half million hectare area is located in four provinces; West Sumatra, Jambi, Bengkulu and South Sumatra. In West Sumatra, it covers some 260,000 hectares and is located in Pesisir Selatan and Solok districts. Types of flora protected in TNKS include Kantung Semar[…]

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Madobak, Ugai, Matotonan Villages

Traditional Culture And Life At Madobak, Ugai And Matotonan Villages

Madobak, Ugai and Matotonan villages are not specifically designed into a tourist destination, but their traditional culture and life are well-preserved, making them interesting places for tourists. They are situated in the upper stream of Siberut Selatan. From Muara Siberut, you should take the Purou-Muntei-Rokdok-Madobak-Ugai-Butui-Matotonan route. Each village has its own unique culture. Madobak, for instance,[…]

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Ngarai Sianok or Sianok Canyon, West Sumatra

The Remarkable Ngarai Sianok Canyon in Bukittinggi

Just on the outskirts of the hill town of Bukittinggi in the Minangkabau highlands, lies this breathtaking canyon which the locals call Ngarai Sianok, or the Sianok Canyon. Its panorama is particularly beautiful in the early morning light when the first rays of the sun pierce through the mist covering this deep valley that has majestic Mount Singgalang[…]

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Japanese Bunker

Japanese Bunker, The Legacy Of World War II

The Japanese bunker in the town of Bukittinggi was built by Indonesians under forced labor for the Japanese soldiers who occupied Indonesia from 1942 to 1945. This 1,470 meter long underground bunker is 40 meters below Ngarai Sianok (Sianok canyon). There are 21 tunnels in the bunker which were used to store ammunition, as residences,[…]

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Mentawai islands, Sumatra

The Mentawai Islands, Trip Into The Wild With An Adventure

Take a trip into the wild with an adventure to the Mentawai islands. Be surrounded by tropical rainforests and immerse yourself in the traditions of the local people. While the physical distance between the mainland and Mentawai is not great, this remains one of the most isolated places in Indonesia, and was only subject to[…]

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Mount Talang, West Sumatra

Mount Talang, Overlook The Beautiful Twin Lakes And Lake Singkarak

Mount Talang is  2,572 meters above sea level and it has a soothing view. From here you can overlook the beautiful Twin Lakes and Lake Singkarak. It’s one of the six active volcanoes in West Sumatra. It is said that the tea grown here tastes wonderful. The view is breathtaking and the weather is cool[…]

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