Padang - Bukittinggi

Danau Kembar (Twin Lake) / Danau Diatas dan Dibawah

After about two hours journey from Padang, not far from Solok, there are two beautiful lakes (“danau”) named “Diatas” and “Dibawah” or also known as “Kembar Lake”. “Danau Diatas” covers an area of 17.2 square kilometers with a depth of 44 meters, while “Danau Dibawah” measures 16.9 square kilometers with a depth of 309 meters. The panoramic view from these two lakes is absolutely stunning with pleasant temperatures, around 18° to 20° Celsius.

Local residents around the area grow vegetables and fruits but there are also tea plantations and cinnamon trees planted here. Still in the vicinity, people also grow a special fruit called “Terung Belanda” (Dutch eggplant), which is an eggplant but tastes sweet and sour like a tomato.

Location : Danau Diatas is located in Gumamti Valley (about 1,600 meter above mean sea level). Danau Dibawah is located in Batu Dalam Village, about 1,566 meters above sea level
Entrance fee : Rp. 20,000/car
How to get there : take the “Padang-Alahan Panjang” bus, expect to pay Rp.15,000. As an alternative, you can also take a shuttle car that can be found in many streets in Padang city (usually around Tabing area) and ask the driver to drop you off at Danau Diatas and Danau Dibawah. Expect to pay Rp. 30,000 per person
Remarks : temperature can drop to about 14° to 16° Celcius.

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