WEST SUMATRA


WEST SUMATRA TOURISM

The land of Minangkabau people is very famous for their spicy cuisines. Here you can visit the historical city of Bukittinggi, amazed by magnificent scenery along Harau Valley and architectural marvels of Kelok Sembilan, relax on the shore of Lake Maninjau or cycling on the side of Lake Singkarak, surf through insanely strong waves on Mentawai, stroll around the exotic coal city of Sawahlunto as well as a visit to Pagaruyung Palace of Batusangkar.

 

THE CHARMING HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS of MINANGKABAU HIGHLAND

Visiting Minangkabau land, West Sumatra (Barat) during your holidays in Sumatra Indonesia must have been on your holiday’s highlights (tours) lists.

Holidays in West Sumatra will be fulfilled and spoiled with many tourists attractions, such as Pacu Jawi Tanah Datar (Traditional muddy cow race), The gigantic Rafflesia Arlnoldi Flower as the biggest flower on earth, Amorphophallus titanum flower as the tallest flower in the world etc.


DISCOVER INTERESTING THINGS TO DO and BEAUTIFUL PLACES TO SEE AROUND WEST SUMATRA

Marvellous tourist highlights to visit around Bukittinggi with varieties of interesting places to visit around West Sumatra.

BUKITTINGGI

Interesting Places to see and do awesome activity around Bukittinggi;

  • Sianok Canyon – Taruko Lambah village
  • Jam Gadang (Clock Tower)
  • Rafflesia Arlnodi flower (Batang Palupuh village)
  • Panorama Park Sianok Canyon
  • Koto Gadang (silver handmade village)
  • Pasar Atas & Pasar Bawah (traditional market)
  • Gunung Marapi(volcano) & Singgalang
  • Minangkabau traditional dancing performance


BATUSANGKAR – TANAH DATAR

Interesting places & tourist attractions around Batusangkar Tanah Datar;

  • Istano Basa Pagaruyuang (Pagaruyung Palace)
  • Istano Silinduang Bulang (Batusangkar)
  • Rumah Tuo Panjang Nan Kampai (Balimbiang Village)
  • Panorama Tabek Patah
  • Traditional Kiniko Coffee shop
  • Pacu Jawi race (bull/cow race)
  • Pariangan village
  • Ombilin river & Singkarak Lake

MANINJAU LAKE

Interesting places & tourist attractions around Maninjau Lake;

  • Maninjau Lake
  • Puncak Lawang (Lawang Top)
  • Kelok 44 (hairpin road)
  • Panorama Sungai Landia
  • Ambun Pagi village
  • Lawang village


HARAU VALLEY – PAYAKUMBUH

Interesting places & tourist attractions aroung Harau Valley – Payakumbuh;

  • Harau Valley
  • Harau Valley waterfall
  • Kelok 9 flyover (bridge)
  • Taram village
  • Ngalau Cave
  • Rumah Gadang Sungai Baringin


SOLOK

Interesting places around & tourist attractions Solok;

  • Twin Lake (Danau Diatas dan Dibawah)
  • Mount Talang (Volcano)
  • Tea Plantation Alahan Panjang
  • Surau Tuo


SAWAHLUNTO

Interesting places & tourist attractions around Sawahlunto;

  • Lobang Mbah Suro
  • Ransum house
  • Train Museum
  • Panorama Puncak Poland
  • Old Locomotive Steam “MAK ITAM”


PADANG

Interesting places & tourist attractions around Padang;

  • Padang beach
  • Old town
  • Muara fisherman village
  • Siti Nurbaya bridge
  • Gunung Padang
  • Bungus BeachGrand Mosque of West Sumatra


PAINAN – PESISIR SELATAN

Interesting places around & tourist attractions around Painan – Pesisir Selatan;

  • Cubadak Island
  • Pasumpahan Island
  • Pamutusan Island
  • Pagang Island
  • Marak Island
  • Sironjong Island
  • Bridge root Painan


SIBERUT – MENTAWAI ISLANDS

Interesting places & tourist attractions around Siberut – Mentawai Island;

  • Culture Mentawai
  • Snorkelling
  • Surfing
  • Diving


PACU JAWI


WEST SUMATRA TOURIST HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Pacu Jawi
  2. Rafflesia Arnoldi
  3. Pagaruyung Palace
  4. Harau Valley
  5. Maninjau Lake
  6. Beaches and Islands nearby Padang
  7. Beaches and Islands nearby Painan Pesisir Selatan
  8. Mentawai Islands
  9. Mount Marapi (volcano)
  10. Mount Kerinci (volcano)

 


LAKES AROUND WEST  SUMATRA

  1. Danau Maninjau
  2. Danau Singkarak
  3. Danau Diatas
  4. Danau Dibawah
  5. Danau Talang

 


MOUNTS / VOLCANOES AROUND WEST SUMATRA

  1. Mount Marapi (volcano)
  2. Mount Singgalang
  3. Mount Tandikat
  4. Mount Sago
  5. Mount Talang (volcano)
  6. Mount Talamau
  7. Mount Kerinci (volcano)

WATERFALL

Lembah Anai Nature Reserve


JUNGLE TREK

  1. Sianok Canyon Jungle Trek
  2. Harau Valley Jungle Trek
  3. Maninjau Lake Jungle Trek
  4. Mentawai Tribe Siberut ISland Jungle Trek

 


BEACHES & ISLANDS

  1. Cubadak Island
  2. Marak Island
  3. Pasumpahan Island
  4. Pamutusan Island
  5. Pagang Island
  6. Sirandah Island
  7. Sironjong Island
  8. Bungus Beach

 

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