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Muko-Muko Maninjau Lake & Surroundings

Maninjau Lake is about 1.5 hour away from Padang or 40 minutes from Bukittinggi (approximately 36 kilometers to the west of Bukittinggi). Maninjau Lake covers an area of 9,950 hectares and it is known as the third largest lake in Indonesia. Nowadays, the national power company generates electricity powered by water coming from this lake. Once a year, Maninjau Lake, at a particular time, produces sulphur that makes the water colour becoming green. The water here in Maninjau Lake is very clear which makes it possible for you to see the fish swimming around.

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Many food stalls around Maninjau Lake sell fresh clams from the lake in a glass, which mixed and cooked with spices, such as turmeric, onion, and chili. The locals call this dish (or snack) “rensi”. They also sell sweet mango at a cost about Rp. 1,500 to Rp. 2,000 each. People can bring their own fishing equipment to fish, though there will be a “local charge” for fishing, Rp. 5,000 per person.

Continuing your journey to Bukittinggi from Maninjau Lake, you will drive along a section of the Padang-Bukittinggi road that is nicknamed “Kelok 44”. The Kelok 44 or 44 “turns” is quite famous because this road has 44 short and sharp turns (about 10 kilometers). Each turn is named according to number, 1 to 44. In the morning, many wild monkeys can be seen on the side of the road. After Kelok 44, visitors will see a traditional village called “Matur”, which is surrounded by many trees. There are plenty of homestays or motels here in Matur Village. And not far from Matur, there is a silversmiths village called “Koto Gadang”.

Location : Kenagarian Koto Malintang, Tanjung Raya, Agam
Entrance fee : Rp. 2,000 (adult), Rp. 1,000 (child)
How to get there : by private car or car rental
Remarks : Kelok 44 is a dangerous path with deep gorge on one side of the road. Historically, this road was built by the Dutch during the occupancy hundred years ago.

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Bep 16 Apr 2014


WHAT ?? An hour and a half from Padang ?? More like three and a half hours !
Bukittinggi, 40 minutes ?? Who is this malinformed fool ? It takes a bout an hour and a half to cover those 39 kilometers !! Yes, by car !!

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