Wednesday, February 6, 2013

15 Most Beautiful Places Of Interest in West Sumatra

Maninjau of winding 44Year-end holiday soon where are you going to do on vacation?. Neighboring provinces of West Sumatra is one of the places targeted people of Riau.West Sumatra has various types daearah and attractions, both natural and historical attractions, including the highly frequented are as follows:

1. Lake BaturIt is the largest lake in West Sumatra with the length of 21 km, located on the edge of the highway Padang Panjang - Solok. Around the lake there are several places to rest and relax, and there is also a variety of facilities canoe, boat and hotel. There is also a facility to surround the lake with a beautiful view.

2. Maninjau
 Lake is quite beautiful and charming, located approximately 36 km from the town of Bukittinggi, can be reached by passing through a winding road known as winding 44 (winding-Ampek Ampek). Available facilities in this lake for swimming, fishing, water bike is quite exciting and there are also hotels and homestays are quite representative.

3.Danau Above and Below 
Both lakes are known as Twin Lakes. Both lakes are located in the village of Simpang Market, District Lembayang Jaya district. Solok, located approximately 47 km from the city of SMF and 56 km from the city of Padang. The uniqueness of the twin lakes is to get to the lake on top, we have to go through that path to get to the lake decreased while Below, we have to go through a climbing path. Around the lake planted passion fruit with a sweet taste, vegetables, and potatoes.

4. Clock TowerClock Tower is a tower building towering majestically, distinctive Minangkabau roof, located in the town of Bukittinggi. Clock Tower is a landmark and symbol of the city of Bukittinggi, built on a hill called the Mount Enclosure Buffalo at the time of the Dutch Government in 1827 by Contraleur (Secretary) Rook Maker.From the top of the tower we can enjoy and see how beautiful nature around the town of Bukittinggi is decorated Mount Merapi, Mount Singgalang, Mount Sago and Sianok Canyon. In addition, the Clock Tower is also useful as a guide for communities to know the time. It is unique in the Clock Tower is the number 4 is written IIII.

5. Tunnel (cave) Japan 
Anai Valley neighborhood was amazing. Dense tropical forest is impressive and is protected forest. Didasarnya Batang Anai river flowing with clear water and looked a 40-meter high waterfall close to the highway.

7. Anai Resort Golf Course
 Anai Resort is located 550 m above sea level. Is the best Golf Course in West Sumatra International status with 18 holes designed by International Golf Designer Thomas and Perret. Various facilities are on-site bungalow like a natural pool and a restaurant.

8. Morning Dew 
Before reaching Maninjau we will pause at Morning Dew in the village of Padang Arena 24 km from Bukittinggi to enjoy the cool and comfortable while looking Maninjau beauty with blue waters and surrounded by verdant hills.

9. Beautiful grotto 
Two miles before entering the town from the direction Bukitinggi Payakumbuh we'll get to a natural cave with stalagnit and stalagmites on the cave ceiling is quite interesting. In the cave, we will hear the sound of bats flying around us and feel without being able to see it. Outside the cave we will enjoy the garden with shady trees add to the coolness and beauty of nature.

10. Pagaruyung palace
The palace was built by the royal family that has Batusangkar Pagaruyung in typical Minangkabau. In the palace there are relics of the kingdom which is still well preserved. Around this palace that we can enjoy the beauty of nature with the cool air. Located in the district of Tanah Datar Golden Horn.Pagaruyung is the location of the residence of the King of Minangkabau as the center of government. House just now is there is a replica of the original palace with paintings on the outside walls and roof of the towering shape of buffalo horns.

11. Valley Harau 
It is a nature reserve with a steep limestone hill with a height of 100 to 150 m, located 14 km from Payakumbuh. Here also encountered five waterfalls are always devotes its clear water. In this place for camping facilities are also available for tourism activities surrounding youth and nature reserves along the path. Planned nature reserve will be the first wildlife park outside of Java.

12. Sikuai Island 
Sikuai Island, an island located on the west side of the island of Sumatra is located only about a half mile northeast of the city of Padang and can be achieved using a special transport ship and takes about 35 minutes left of the pier airud Bungus. Visitors can stay at the island resort facilities that include two-star hotel. The resort provides 21 units cottages with a capacity of about 45 rooms. Besides enjoying the beauty of the coastal and marine tourism, trekking around the island or explore the natural forest to climbing can also be done by visitors who love nature adventure.

13. Bukit Langkisau 
Langkisau hill has an altitude of 1,000 feet, located between the Village and Town Painan-Salido South Coast. Besides being able to enjoy spectacular views of the sea, the hills Langkisau also used as a sports kite flying with its landing on the beach or beach Carocok Salido.

14. Root Bridge South Coast 
Located about 30 minutes from Painan, Root Bridge is one of the most unique attractions in West Sumatra. The bridge that crosses the river shadow life is made of two Bohon banyan roots interlocked. Unlike bridges in general are growing weaker, with increasing age the root bridge banyan tree growing stronger. It is said that this bridge was designed by a scholar named Pakih Sokan in the early 1900's.

15. Surfing and Beach Holidays in Mentawai 
Mentawai Islands regency capital of Old Pejat - Sipora is approximately 135 km from the city of Padang can be reached by sea takes between 6-10 hours. In addition to have the beautiful beach with white sand, marine attractions or tourist activity is the famous surfing activities (surfing) to do around the island of Siberut and Sipora. Accommodations for visitors are in some city districts and sub-districts. (Net)

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