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Lake Maninjau, Padang

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#1 of 26 in Parks in West Sumatra
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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  • It was in 1999 first time l visited this lake, then back here again several times. The lake is so clean and you can see a lots birds catch the fish around the lake especially in the morning. The view ...  more »
  • Tidak dikelola dengan baik, sehingga terlihat seperti objek wisata mati, tapi view nya bagus dan menyejukkan mata  more »
  • a very nice lake, with cool air and many hot spring there,..the area still need to develop though, but it's quite a view.  more »
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  • Very nice to have a relaxing place for vacation in west sumatra
  • I like view in this place
  • Nice
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  • Amazing

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