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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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  • When the weather is clear, you can see the entire lake from the road with 44 corners. When it is not sunny and clear, it is said that the lake will be covered with fog. Luckily, when I was there, the ...  more »
  • Danau ini adalah danau yang ingin saya kunjungi waktu kuliah dulu. Terletak di kabupaten Agam Sumatera Barat. Perjalanan dapat ditempuh dalam waktu kurang lebih 2 jam dari Bukit Tinggi, melewati jalan...  more »
  • I have seen from the air the scenic views of the lakes and mountains of the mountaineous surrounding when the flight from KL is decending to Padang. Wow I am here at last at Danau Maninjau on 7 April ...  more »