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Lake Maninjau, Padang

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Home of sweeping views and small but thriving fish farms, Lake Maninjau remains a peaceful place, despite its popularity with foreign tourists. Formed by a volcanic eruption some 50,000 years ago, this caldera lake sits about 460 m (1,500 ft) above sea level. To reach the lake, take a bus from Bukittinggi. The scenic journey takes visitors down a narrow road making 44 hairpin bends before it reaches the lakeshore. Experience the area on a bicycle, or speed through the lush lakeside surroundings on a motorcycle. If you prefer slower activities, take a canoe trip across the lake. Make Lake Maninjau a centerpiece of your Padang vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Padang vacation trip planner.
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  • Im very happy see nature forest and fresh water from ths lake... I can fishing, use canoe... We can araound of lake with bicycle... We can try culinary from fish, molusca and other... This place have ...  more »
  • A spectacular caldera lake that dictates the area micro climate, social activities, fertile land for agriculture and lives of people living around it.  more »
  • Beautiful views on the way down to the lake. Every hairpin curve numbered. We visited a very laidback guesthouse at the lake shore that was a shame to leave again.  more »