West Sumatra

West Sumatra is a province on the Indonesian island of Sumatra dominated by active volcanoes and hilly rainforests. The city of Bukittinggi is a base for exploring the inland villages and culture of the indigenous Minang people. Their unique curved-roof architecture is found throughout the area, including at the former Pagaruyung Palace. Bukittinggi is also known for Panorama park, overlooking verdant Sianok Canyon.

Malin Kundang Stone
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History of Malin Kundang Stone in West Sumatra

Helloindonesia – When talking about sons of disobedience, our minds must immediately be drawn to the legend of Malin Kundang. And if you are going to spend a vacation in West Sumatra, never miss an agenda to visit the attraction of Air Manis Beach and see Batu Malin Kundang. The stone which is the symbol […]

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Gunung Padang Bunker
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Gunung Padang Bunker, History of Japan Maritime Forces

Helloindonesia.id – Gunung Padang does not only have a beautiful panorama and tragic love story of Siti Nurbaya and Samsul Bahri. This tourist area also keeps traces of the existence of Japanese occupation forces on earth Minangkabau in the era of World War II. This area is surrounded by a number of bunkers that are […]

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Istano Basa Pagaruyung
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Istano Basa Pagaruyung History of Luhak Nan Tigo

Helloindonesia.id – The triangle areas of Agam Regency, Lima Puluh Kota, and Tanah Datar, are considered as the initial axis of the Minangkabau cultural distribution. Historical review trusts the three regions which in the past were nicknamed ‘luhak nan tigo’, which were the initial settlement of the Minangkabau people or also called the darek (mainland) […]

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Harau Valley
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Harau Valley the awesome natural attractions

Helloindonesia.id – No doubt, the nature of West Sumatra presents a variety of natural tourism wealth that is worth considering as one of the destinations for holiday destinations. The Harau Valley is one example that might adequately represent why the Minangkabau earth is worth considering. Located about 145 kilometers from the center of Padang City […]

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Adityawarman Museum
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Adityawarman Museum West Sumatra Culture

Helloindonesia.id – In addition to its natural and culinary attractions, West Sumatra also has a number of educational and cultural attractions that are also worth visiting. Of the many educational attractions, the Adityawarman Museum is the main reference that you must visit. This museum is one of the most important museums that elevates the history […]

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Ngalau Indah
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Ngalau Indah, Boisterous Natural Sounds at the Peak of Payakumbuh

Helloindonesia.id – Payakumbuh is like Bandung in West Java. This area is surrounded by highlands and mountains that rise in various directions. At least, there are three big mountains whose peak we can see from this city, namely, Mount Sago, Mount Marapi and Mount Singgalang. In addition to these mountains, there are several hilltops in […]

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Air Manis Beach
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Air Manis Beach, Beach with Legend Story

Helloindonesia.id – As a city located on the west coast of Sumatra, Padang has a number of beaches which are destinations and attractions for the tourism sector. One of them is Pantai Air Manis. This beach is located approximately 10 km to the south of the city center. Its location is behind Mount Padang or […]

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Gondariah Beach
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Gandoriah Beach from the city of Pariaman

Helloindonesia.id – It feels incomplete if you come to the City of Pariaman not stop by this beach. Gandoriah Beach name, a tourist beach with panoramic views of small islands in the center of the City of Pariaman. The combination of strategic position, beautiful panorama, and sloping contours, makes this beach one of the most […]

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Pilin Salapan dance
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Pilin Salapan dance with beautiful Songket scarves

Helloindonesia.id – Eight strands of rope dangling in the center of the stage. Eight dancers entered the stage area. With a sparkling songket shawl, they turned around with the shaft of the cascade. Then one by one the dancers tied the songket scarf with the ends of the cloths. So that’s when the salilin penilin […]

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Sala Lauak
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Sala Lauak, Fried Food Typical of Pariaman City

Helloindonesia.id – As an area located in a coastal area, Pariaman has a culinary wealth that cannot be separated from its marine products. One of them is a kind of fried food called sala lauak. This dish is quite easy to find in the Pariaman area, especially around the coast. Literally, the word sala can […]

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