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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 part of your personalized Padang itinerary using our Padang trip planner .
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  • Lake Maninjau is the perfect place for a day trip on a scooter or a place to relax. The drive coming from Bukittinggi is very relaxed, little traffic and a very scenic road winding up and eventually b...  more »
  • The Lake is located in a 2-hour drive from Bukitingi and from Padang. Very beautiful! Water in February was almost hot, perhaps because blossomed. There was a lot of green algae that can not enjoy bathing. Many villages around the Lake, there are natural objects. But the whole place is more suited for relaxation and contemplation. Lake live on coconut palms Macaque-keep an eye on things.
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  • Leaving the centre of Bukittinggi we headed down to the famous Sianok Canyon and a little cafe futher down, we visited the village where traditioinal silver work is produced, and the village which was...  more »
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  • Now, this lake just have bad water quality but still, its the most beautifull lake with good view around, good food, and many hotels available
  • Very nice to have a relaxing place for vacation in west sumatra
  • Beautiful place
  • Nice view
  • Beautiful lake.

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