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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  • August 5, 2017
    Merapi is littlle bit harder trek up to the volcano. Ask first if its save to go. Sometimes not. Be sure. Best time to start is early in the morning. We start at 6:30 in our hotel, than 30minutes by c...  more »
  • July 8, 2017
    Gunung Marapi dan Gunung Singgalang di Bukittinggi adalah salah satu panorama menarik di Sumatera Barat laksana sepasang Gunung Kembar di Boyolali Jawa Tengah dengan nama yang mirip yaitu Gunung Merap...  more »
  • June 17, 2017
    we used this tour around Marapi during 3 days while we travel around Yogyakaratha. The first tor was hike to Marapi and second half day 4x4 off-road Jeep adventure along lava track. I highly recommend...  more »
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  • July 30, 2017
    Beautiful volcano, great views from the top...No need for a guide, the way up is straightforward and if in doubt use MapsMe as it is detailed there. Took us 3hrs to go up from the warung where you register, going down was a bit more painful though. A lot of trash along the path but the crater and views from top are great.
  • March 16, 2017
    The dirtiest mountain i have ever climbed. 4 hours going up through tons of waste (and another for to go down) made our climbing a nightmare. at least views from the top of the vulcano where impressing, but it was a disgusting journey...
  • March 16, 2017
    The tracking is not really tough or hard. It is really amazing in the peak of the mountain you can see Danau Singkarak.
  • July 24, 2017
    Good place..
  • February 22, 2017
    Beautiful mount

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