Tourism Sites



Benteng Fort De Kock

Location :

Bukit Tinggi, Sumater Barat



Benteng Fort de Kock didirikan pada tahun 1825 oleh Kapten Bauer di atas Bukit Jirek Negeri, Bukit Tinggi. Hingga saat ini, Benteng Fort de Kock masih menjadi saksi bisu angkuhnya penjajahan Belanda pada saat itu untuk berkuasa atas Minangkabau dan sisa-sisa keangkuhannya masih tersirat dalam bangunan setinggi 20 meter dengan warna cat putih dan hijau ini.  
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Danau Maninjau (Lake Maninjau)

Location :

Kecamatan Tanjung Raya Kabupaten Agam



Sitting on the banks of the lake, you’ll feel as if you are sitting on the beach, with no sand. the lapping small wahes touch the tip of your toes. As a volcanic lake on 461,50 meter from sea level, this lake is 99,5 km2 and 495 m depth. According to local legend, it was formed by a volcanik eruption of mount sitinjau. this lake is located in tanjung raya sub-ditrict in agam regency about 140 km to the north of padang. Outdoor activities such as swimming, fishing and biking around the lake are some of the things youcan do here. hotels, homestays,cafes and restaurants are available too. besides that various traditional specific culinary like “palai rinuak, bada salai, grilled fish and pensi” will accompany you to spend your weekend there. 
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Danau Singkarak (Lake Singkarak)

Location :

Terletak Antara 2 Kabupaten (Kab. Tanah Datar dan Kab Solok)



This second widest lake in indonesia is 86 km from padang and 36 km from bukittinggi. it is also the source of power to generate the hydroelectric power turbine. when you visit this area, you should eat ikan bilih, a species of fish which can only live in this water. some facilities are available here too such as hotels and restaurants. fishing and boating in the lake will be the best activities that tourist can do to spend their time. 
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Istana Pagaruyuang (Pagaruyuang Palace)

Location :

Jalan Sultan Alam Bagagarsyah, Nagari Pagaruyung, Tanjung Emas, Batusangkar, Kabupaten Tanah Datar



Adorned with intricate beautiful wooden carving, this grand palace is the symbol of philosophy, history and culture of minangkabau people. this three-story building has 11 horned roof gables and 72 pillars, a small mosgue, tabuah (big drum) and rangkiang patah x (traditional rice barn ). situated in pagaruyung village tanjung emas sub district, it is about 105 km from padang and 5 hours drive by public transportation. this grand palace is the replica of “rajo alam minangkabau” (A king of minangkabau). it was burnt down by dutch in 1804 and rebuilt again after a monsoon lightning burn down the palace in 2007. some souvenir shops, restaurants and a mosque can be found around. 
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Jam Gadang (The Great Jam Gadang)

Location :

Bukit Tinggi, Sumatera Barat



This building is 26 meters high, with the dutch’s style and was bulit by an architect from minang named yazin sutan gigi ameh.this building is located in the centre of bukittinggi and has changed on the shape of its roof. this clock was built in 1926, and moved mechanically as a present from the queen of holland to the dutch indische company. the process of building this clock spent a quite big fund (3.000 gulden) jam gadang is the icon of bukittinggi which is always visited by visitory from domestic and foreign coutries. it is also one of the biggest centres of economics in west sumatera. 
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Jembatan Siti Nurbaya (Siti Nurbaya Bridge)

Location :

Kota Padang



Jembatan Sitti Nurbaya adalah jembatan yang membentang sepanjang 156 meter di atas sungai Batang Arau, Kota Padang, Sumatera Barat. Jembatan ini menghubungkan pusat kota dengan Seberang Padang. Mengambil nama dari novel klasik Sitti Nurbaya karya Marah Rusli, jembatan ini adalah akses menuju Gunung Padang, salah satu latar tempat Sitti Nurbaya.

Dibangun sejak tahun 1995, pembangunan jembatan menghabiskan biaya Rp19,8 miliar dari anggaran pemerintah daerah dan pemerintah pusat, dibantu oleh Asian Development Bank (ADB) dan Overseas Economic Cooperation Fund (OECF). Penggunaannya diresmikan pada pertengahan tahun 2002, ditandai dengan kehadiran pemeran drama televisi Sitti Nurbaya HIM Damsyik, Novia Kolopaking, dan Gusti Randa. 
 
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Kepulauan Mentawai (Mentawai Island)

Location :

Kabupaten Kepulauan Mentawai.



Mentawai archipelango is a part of West Sumatera province which was set to be a counthy since 1999. the position of the Mentawai Islands is in the middle of the Indian Ocean which makes it as an amazing sea surrounded by nature as well as perfect for marine tourism. mentawai has become one of the most famous tourist destinations for adventure, cultural tourism, and marine tourism particularly for domestic and other countries surfers. surfing has also become a tourism icon of mentawai islands. there are many internasional surfing competitions are commonly held here with 400 surfing points avaible for surfers. the waves are varied and challenging, even some rolls have included into the category of extreme waves which attracts many surfing hunters from around the world to come. if you want to come to this island, you can take a 10 hours trip boat from Padang to Tuapejat. 
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Lembah Anai (Anai Valley)

Location :

Jalan Raya Padang - Bukit Tinggi



This preserved wild life reservation is a wellknown tourist object along the way to Bukittinggi. it has a 40 meter tall of water fall with a small rocky big pool underneath.this place is equipped with facilites such as prayer rooms,restauranst, and traditional snack shops around it. this amazing area is very crawded especially in the weekend with domestic or other countric tourists. people come for seightseeing, enjoying the cool weather with family or swimming. in addition it is also a house many rare plants and flowers. 
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Lembah Harau (Harau Valley)

Location :

Payakumbuh. Kabupaten Lima Puluh Koto



Harau Valley is on of the main attractions in 50 kota districts located in the district of tarantang harau. this valley is shaped by steep wall with a height of 100-200 m. here you can enjoy the natural charm of nature complete with swimming pool, garden tours, childern’s playground, butterfly garden; waterbikes,gift shop, gazebo, etc. 
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Lubang Jepang (Japanese Hole)

Location :

Bukit Tinggi, Sumatera Barat



Lobang Jepang adalah salah satu obyek yang wajib dikunjungi bila Anda bertandang ke Bukittinggi. Ini adalah gua bawah tanah yang dibangun oleh tentara Jepang saat menduduki Bukittinggi. Dengan membayar tiket masuk Rp. 5.000, kita bisa menyusuri gua sepanjang 1.470 meter ini. Membawa pemandu lebih disarankan, agar kita tidak tersesat di lorong-lorong yang semuanya terlihat sama persis itu. Rasanya agak horor kalau kita sampai tersesat di lorong-lorong yang seperti labirin di dalamnya, apalagi bila membayangkan berbagai cerita yang beredar di masyarakat mengenai banyaknya pekerja romusha yang tewas di sana. 
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Ngalau Indah (Ngalau Indah Cave)

Location :

Payakumbuh



Ngalau Indah is one of the most favorite tourist attratctions in the area of payakumbuh. it has a special attraction as if you were in the bowels of the earth. this cave is located on the hillside of simarajo, payakumbuh. it has height of 640 above the seal level and has a unigue contours, terraces, and beautiful rocks. this cave consists of spectacular stalagtite. it is also inhobited with kite berds and many kinds of species animals which make this cave very unigue and always visited by tourists. 
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Pantai Carocok (Carocok Beach)

Location :

Kota Painan, Kabupaten Pesisir Selatan



This beach is an icon tourism in the south coast,located in the west side of the town at a distance of 77 km from padang and can be reached which 1.5 hours by bus. there are various means of attractions which are offered for visitors on satudays, sundays and some other holidays.tourist attractions include jet sky, banana boats,hang gliding, flying fish, as well as musical performance,are someof the activities that visitors can do. beside that,tourists can also enjoy the scinery from some gazebo which are connectedby a long beach. if you want to explore the beauty of coral reef in this area, tourists can also go diving, snorkeling, and stay at the avaible gazebo which are by a long bridge. if you want to enjoy the beauty of coral reef in this part, you can also go diving, snorkeling and sailing. for tourists, you don’t have to be worry to get the place to stay and enjoy your vacation since some hotel resort are bulit there. 
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Puncak Lawang (Lawang Peak)

Location :

Lawang, Matur, Kabupaten Agam



As a gataway place for high rank of Dutch officer in colonial era, this point is situated on1.210 m from sea level. A breath taking scenery of maninjau lake and a glimpse of blush indian ocean can be viewed from this area. lawang park is located in lawang area, matur sub-district on the top of the moutain near Maninjau lake 116 km away from padang. As one of the best parangliding take off location in southeast asia, this area also conducts international paragliding events quite frequently. Aside from paragliding, nature and adventure lovers can also go rafting and trekking here. parking area, rest rooms and a mosque are part the park. 
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Rumah Puisi Taufik Ismail

Location :

Jalan Raya Padang Panjang-Bukittinggi Km. 6, Aie Angek, Kec. X Koto, Tanah Datar, Sumatera Barat



Rumah puisi Taufiq Ismail adalah tempat penyimpanan ribuan buku karya-karya sastrawan legendaris Indonesia, yang dijadikan tempat wisata edukasi di Tanah Datar. Rumah puisi tersebut berada pada jalan raya Padang dan Bukittinggi. Rumah puisi lahir dari gagasan penyair kenamaan Taufiq Ismail, yang tumbuh dari pengalaman kolektifnya bersama tim redaktur Horison dan sahabat-sahabat sastrawan se-Indonesia. Bermodalkan uang dari hadiah sastra Habibie Award 2007 sebesar US$ 25.000 (atau Rp 200 juta setelah dipotong pajak), sastrawan kelahiran Bukittinggi ini membangun rumah puisi yang berlokasi di tempat yang selama ini diimpikannya.   
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