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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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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  • I was not hike it. But the view from far is very scenic. It is learnt that it is still active volcano  more »
  • On the 15th of Nov 2016, in the early morning 'wee' hours, my local guide Al Dava and I reached the last campsite area before the summit attack - Cadas. Al was so proactive and thoughtful that he quic...  more »
  • 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 »