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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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  • August 7, 2017
    We just spent 4hours there but Its a must to see it. First from the top from oné od the viewpoints, before you enjoy 44 turns and 600meters elevation. Second from the lake level, its just wonderful an...  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    Perjalanan dari Padang menuju Danau Maninjau mlewati kelok 44. Di tepian danau toba sudah berjajar rumah makan/warung atau rumah-rumah penduduk sehingga tidak bisa leluasa memandang danau maninjau. Ro...  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    Danau vulkanik sangat bagus buat wisata keluarga, dengan udara yang sangat sejuk dan hutan yang masih hijau, tapi yang tidak kalah penting hasil danau berupakan ikan wilis, sangat di sukai oleh pencin...  more »
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  • June 30, 2017
    Very nice to have a relaxing place for vacation in west sumatra
  • August 29, 2017
    I like view in this place
  • February 11, 2017
    Nice
  • May 15, 2017
    PLTA Maninjau
  • January 20, 2017
    Amazing

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