Padang is the gateway to the Minang highlands. Padang has rendang that is so famous in the world. This city also has many attractions that you can regret if you don’t come to this capital of West Sumatra Province.
The newly opened Minangkabau International Airport in Ketaping, Padang Pariaman serves daily domestic flights from Padang to Jakarta, Medan and Palembang, plus international flights to Kuala Lumpur. Padang also can be reached by ship from other islands, including from Jakarta. A number of public buses also have routes to Padang from various cities. The Padang-Jakarta journey can takes more than 38 hours by bus.
The natural beauty and cultural richness in Padang and surrounding areas are not to be missed. Ranging from lakes, beaches, forests and waterfalls, caves, gorges, to cultural attractions such as museums and historical palace.
The popular valley in West Sumatra that has a very spectacular natural scenery for your eyes. Located on the edge of the trans Sumatra, Anai Valley presents a panorama of three beautiful waterfalls and lush tropical forests.
Three Levels Waterfall
Located at Cendikar Village, Three Levels Waterfall is one of the most mysterious and challenging tourist attractions in Padang. The path to the third level is slippery and steep, hence visitors have to crawl carefully.
Built in 1974 and it is one of the icon of Padang city. It is also one of the tourist attractions that you must visit in Padang. This museum is known as Padang miniature because it stores all the cultural wealth.
Air Manis Beach
Ever heard the legend of Malin Kundang? To see the legend, you have to come to Air Manis Beach that is also known as Aie Manih. See the famous Malin Kundang stone, as well as the beautiful panorama of Mount Padang.
The largest lake in West Sumatra with a length of 21 kilometers. There are several places around the lake to rest while enjoying the stunning scenery. There are also facilities for canoeing or boating around the lake.
A lake that is located in Bukittinggi with calm blue water, scenic hills and beautiful paddy fields. There are facilities available at the lake for swimming, fishing, or water bicycles that can be used to explore the beauty of the lake.
Steep valleys with deep ravines is a very beautiful natural attractions in New York City. Cliffs and green valleys stretches, with a backdrop of Mount Merapi and Singgalang with magnificent view.
Before entering the city Payakumbuh, you will find a beautiful natural cave with exotic stalagmites and stalactites on the ceiling. Outside the cave, you can enjoy the garden with shady trees that are part of natural beauty.
The palace was first built in Batusanggkar Pagaruyung royal family, the typical building character Minangkabau, with relics of the kingdom which is still preserved. Beautiful nature and fresh air covering this palace.
Kain Songket beautiful detail golden thread that is made here. Clever Sikek village located at the foot of Mount Singgalang and has a beautiful view. Here you can also see a society that traditional farming.
A beautiful white sand beach has a blue water and rows of waving palm trees. In addition to the charming sunset and sunrise, a night on the beach is very beautiful with views of the lights of flickering lights in the Teluk Bayur, not far from Nirwana Beach.
Siti Nurbaya Bridge
Magnificent bridge that connects the old city of Padang with Nurbaya Siti Park is an icon of the city of Padang. Stretched dashing as far as 260 meters, the bridge is promising a dazzling panorama of flickering lights when the night comes.
The island which is half a mile northwest of the city of Padang has a long coastline, fine white sand, blue sea and palm trees are stunning. Trekking around the island or explore the forest, or rock climbing you can do here.
A nature reserve near Payakumbuh which presents the beauty of the limestone hills are steep, with five gorgeous waterfall which pours the water is crystal clear. This fertile valley surrounded by steep granite colorful with a height of 100-500 meters.
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