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Bukittinggi

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London of Sumatra
With a population of over 117,000 spread out over an area of 25 sq km (9.7 sq mi), Bukittinggi represents one of the largest cities in Western Sumatra. Literally translated as "high hill," Bukittinggi houses some of the most scenic mountain ranges in the country, as well as two volcanoes--one active, one inactive. The lush, green environments of the city are offset by a buzz of activity; religion, commerce, and traffic all combine to make this an incredibly vibrant place. That said, a Bukittinggi holiday will be a wet one, as it tends to rain every day in the region. The rain is often light and shouldn't affect your trip, but do bring appropriate footwear. Plan my Indonesia trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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Lake Maninjau ©
Water Body
Lake Maninjau
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Pagaruyung Palace ©
Architectural Building
Pagaruyung Palace
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Sianok canyon ©
Canyon
Sianok canyon
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
Jam Gadang Bukittinggi ©
Monument
Jam Gadang Bukittinggi
3.3
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Bukittinggi

Waterfall Lembah Anai ©
Waterfall
Waterfall Lembah Anai Padang
3.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Kerinci Seblat National Park
World heritage site
Kerinci Seblat National Park West Sumatra
4.4
Duration: 8 hours
Harau Canyon ©
Canyon
Harau Canyon Payakumbuh
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Jembatan Layang Kelok Sembilan ©
Landmark
Jembatan Layang Kelok Sembilan Payakumbuh
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min

Nature in Bukittinggi

Japanese Cave
Cave
Japanese Cave
3.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
Mount Marapi (Gunung Marapi) ©
Volcano
Mount Marapi (Gunung Marapi)
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Mount Singgalang ©
Mountain
Mount Singgalang
3.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Tandikat Mountain
Mountain
Tandikat Mountain
2.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Bukittinggi

Masjid Raya Bukittinggi ©
Religious Site
Masjid Raya Bukittinggi
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Museum Rumah Kelahiran Bung Hatta ©
Specialty Museum
Museum Rumah Kelahiran Bung Hatta
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
Museum Perjuangan Tri Daya Eka Dharma ©
History Museum
Museum Perjuangan Tri Daya Eka Dharma
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Pasar Atas Bukittinggi
Gift & Specialty Shop
Pasar Atas Bukittinggi
2.9
Duration: 4 hours

Neighborhoods in Bukittinggi

Pandai Sikek
Neighborhood
Pandai Sikek
4.1
Duration: 4 hours

Zoos & Aquariums in Bukittinggi

Wildlife Cultural Park Kinantan ©
Zoo
Wildlife Cultural Park Kinantan
2.2
Duration: 4 hours

Where to stay in Bukittinggi

With a decent smattering of luxury four-star hotels in Bukittinggi, those that way inclined can spend nights in supreme comfort and leisure. Though such options are costly compared to other more affordable hotels scattered around Bukittinggi, they cater especially to international tourists, aiming to make things as easy as possible with English-speaking staff and signs everywhere. The budget-friendly lodgings in the city also represent a good option for the weary traveler, offering a homely atmosphere in family-owned guesthouses and bed and breakfasts for a more authentic feel.
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