West Sumatera

Istano Pagaruyung – Pagaruyung Royal Palace

Pagaruyung (also Pagarruyung, Pagar Ruyung and, Malayapura or Malayupura) was the seat of Minangkabau kings, though little is known about it. Modern Pagaruyung is a village in Tanjung Emas subdistrict, Tanah Datar Regency, located near the town of Batusangkar.

Jam Gadang – The Big Clock Tower of Bukittinggi City

Jam Gadang (literally "Massive Clock") is a clock tower and major landmark of the city of Bukit Tinggi, West Sumatra. It is located in the center of the city, near the main market, Pasar Atas, and is a tourist attraction. This clock tower has large clocks on each side and was given the name "Jam Gadang" (English: big clock).

Ngarai Sianok – Sianok Canyon

"Sianok Canyon" or "Valley Pendiang" is the most beautiful destination in Bukittinggi, West Sumatra. Precisely located in the border town of Bukittinggi in District IV Koto, Regency of Agam, West Sumatra. Here, you can see the valley which has towering cliffs. Its beauty will make anyone fall in love.

Danau Diatas - Upper Lake

Danau Diatas or Upper Lake is part of the Twin Lakes of Solok Regency. The interesting thing about it is if you visit the Lower Lake (Danau Dibawah) you will get the feeling that it is located on higher ground than the Lower Lake (Danau Diatas).

Danau Maninjau - Maninjau Lake

Lake Maninjau (Indonesian 'Danau Maninjau', meaning overlook or observation in the Minangkabau language) is a caldera lake. It is located 36 km to the west of Bukittinggi. The Maninjau caldera was formed by a volcanic eruption estimated to have occurred around 52,000 years ago. Deposits from the eruption have been found in a radial distribution around Maninjau extending up to 50 km to the east, 75 km to the southeast, and west to the present coastline. The deposits are estimated to be distributed over 8500 km² and have a volume of 220–250 km. The caldera has a length of 20 km and a width of 8 km.

A view of one of the 44 Kelok (Turns) in Agam Regency which was used as one of the laps during the International Tour de Singkarak Bike Race. In the background is the Maninjau Lake.

Angkot - Public Transport

Angkot is an abbreviation of Angkutan Kota or City Transport. It is a mode of transport that is smaller than a bus but bigger than a taxi. It usually takes passengers on a fixed or semi-fixed route without timetables. They may stop anywhere to pick up or drop off passengers.

 

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