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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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  • To get a nice view; go to Puncak Lawang. But Puncak Lawang might not suitable for elderly since you need to hike a bit (by stairs). 
  • Danau ini sebenarnya indah, tapi kurang terawat (kotor) dan terlalu banyak keramba. Hawanya sejuk jadi cocok sekali duduk-duduk di pinggir danau sembari ditemani kopi hangat. Dipinggir danau banyak pe...  more »
  • With only a few guest houses in Maninjau village you have great views and nice nature all around the lake.