Mount Marapi (Gunung Marapi), Bukittinggi

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Marapi is a complex volcano in West Sumatra, Indonesia. Its name means Mountain of Fire, and it is the most active volcano in Sumatra. Its elevation is 2891.3m. A number of cities and towns are situated around the mountain, including Bukittinggi, Padang Panjang and Batusangkar.According to legend, the mountain is the site first settled by the Minangkabau people after their ship landed on the mountain when it was the size of an egg and surrounded by water. There are large numbers of upright burial stones in the region which are oriented in the direction of the mountain, indicating its cultural significance.Since August 3, 2011 Alert Level has been established by Center of Vulcanology and Mitigation Geology Disaster.
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  • so, I was celebrating my New year eve on the mountain. It was totally a new experience for me! We were hiking for 10 hours (beginners) to the peak. the trail was quite hard for us and make sure you we...  more »
  • A majestic mountain in Bukittinggi. Need to drive thru some village road before reaching foothill of the mountain. Register at the guard post and then start a slow climb. Plenty of vegetations especia...  more »
  • saat liburan di padang panjang saya menginap disalah satu rumah saudara tepatnya di kaki gunung marapi, udaranya yang dingin... bikin menggigil.. saat menjelang malam saya diajak ke bukit untuk meliha...  more »