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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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  • 11 desember huja seharian mengguyur.. perjalanan kami dari bukit tinggi ke danau maninjau sepanjang jalan diguyur gerimis dan hujan besar.. di jalan bahkan sempat berhenti karena ada dahan pohon yang ...  more »
  • Maninjau terbentang luas . Perjalanan dari Pasaman Barat ke Padang terasa menjadi sejuk, teduh. Hamparan air hijau kebiruan. Dipinggir nya banyak warung tenda yang menjual Kopi, Godo (pisang goreng) ,...  more »
  • We are here 1 day and Yes, the Lake is beautiful. Still I prefer Lake Toba (same idea but larger, is located in North Sumatra). Here is more to do. Maybe it came by the rainy weather or the fact that we were here in low season: Maninjau looked bleak and we tired our after 2 hours. The water was very dirty so swimming did not. Probably with the weather I had Maninjau a better assessment. Now what was disappointing.
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