Sianok canyon – Bukittinggi is famous as a highland city surrounded by hilly natural contours. Natural conditions around the city is a blessing for this city with cool air. In addition to being blessed with fertile land, the city has a very beautiful natural panorama in almost all directions. Making it an attraction to the tourism sector. One example of such beauty is the panoramic view of the natural landscape around the Sianok Canyon.

Sianok ravine may be a slender depression encircled by steep hills that are dotted with streams within the middle. The Sianok Valley contour was formed due to the process of the descent of some of the earth’s plates. Gave rise to the form of a steep ravine fracture.

This canyon stretches for 15 km from the southern side of Nagari Koto Gadang to Nagari Sianok Six Tribes. With a cliff depth reaching 100 meters and a gap width of about 200 meters. This fault in Sianok is part of the Semangko Fault (Sesar) which divides Sumatra Island into two parts. Extending from Aceh to Semangka Bay in Lampung. The Semangko Fault itself is a fault location that forms the Bukit Barisan Mountains.

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Sianok canyon is the clearest visual form of the activity of tectonic movements on the island of Sumatra. The process of formation of these faults results in a fertile area with beautiful panoramas. This area has another name, that is, the Valley of Silence because the atmosphere is calm and peaceful. Supported by the clean and cool air, accompanied by the sound of birds chirping and the sound of river water. This canyon is suitable as a place to release the burden of the mind from daily routine.

Therefore, many Bukittinggi City residents fill their weekends by exercising around this canyon. Sports that are usually done here include trekking, mountain biking, or just taking a light walk to relieve fatigue.
If you only stop for a moment in Bukittinggi and don’t have a lot of time, don’t worry. You can still enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of Sianok Gorge which is verdant from a distance.

In a park located on Jalan Panorama, Bukittinggi City. Visitors can relax for a moment while admiring and capturing the beautiful view of this valley. While enjoying the atmosphere, visitors can also shop for some special souvenirs of Bukittinggi at stalls along the park’s path.

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