West Sumatra

West Sumatra is one of the most beautiful areas of Indonesia. It is mountainous and divided by three valleys. There are lovely lakes and spectacular volcanoes. But Minangkabau land is very special and has the most friendly population group of Indonesia. They love to talk with visitors and will tell us about their unique society. If a visitor tries to understand the culture and Minang traditions he will soon feel himself a member of the clan. He will be invited as a guest to their homes – a unique way to become acquainted with real Indonesian life. Most of our hosts and hostesses are English teachers so language will not be much of a problem. They will show us the community and explain their customs.

The land of the Minangkabau, West Sumatra has a distinct culture, which distinguishes it from the rest of the island. A land of scenic beauty with blue green lakes and mountains, West Sumatra’s Centre of culture and tourism is Bukittinggi in the highlands, north of the provincial capital of Padang

Padang Padang, the capital of West Sumatra province, is located on the west coast close to the sea, surrounded by hills. Most of the population is ethnic Padang Minangkabau and has a distinctive culture. Padang, a city rich in culinary flavours, is also famous for the beautiful detailing of its traditional cloth fabric, songket. Visit [...]
Bukit Tinggi, ‘high hill’ is the largest city in West Sumatra. Once the capital of the Republic of Indonesia and an important area in Dutch Colonial times,Bukit Tinggi, ‘high hill’ is the largest city in West Sumatra. Located 108 kms north of Padang, the city is surrounded by Mount Singgalang, Mount Marapi and Mount Sago, [...]
Located 36 km west of Bukittinggi, Lake Maninjau is a crater lake formed by the eruption of Mount Marapi. The second largest lake in West Sumatra (after Lake Batur), measuring 16 kms long, 7 kms wide and 105 metres deep, Lake Maninjau is surrounded by hills. The beauty of this lake can also be seen [...]
Mentawai Island has many beautiful islands with large waves. Mentawai Island ideal for surfing. Since 1990, tourists have flocked to Mentawai, to see what the home of the world’s third best waves has to offer. Mentawai is a cluster of small islands located to the west of Sumatra, with Siberut the largest of the islands. [...]
Sianok canyon is a steep valley located in the city of Bukittinggi, West Sumatra Province. This long, winding valley lies south of the Koto Gadang Gorge to the Sianok Six Suku Gorge, and stops at Palupuh. This steep canyon has a depth of 100 m and has a length of approximately 15 km with a [...]
Air Manis Beach padang, The legendary beauty Sweet Water Beach is one of the beach tourism objects attached to the legend of Malin Kundang. This beach located in the province of West Sumatra - Indonesia. For those of you who go on holiday to Padang, West Sumatra is not complete it if you do not [...]
Mount Marapi is a volcanic mountain with several active craters. This mountain is considered the most active mountain on the island of Sumatra. Geographical Marapi Volcano Crater West Sumatra Geographically Mount Marapi is located between Tanah Datar regency, Agam regency and Padang Panjang municipality. Next to it is Mount Singgalang with lake as its appeal. [...]
Fort de Kock is a Dutch heritage fort that stands in Bukittinggi City, West Sumatra, Indonesia. The fort was founded by Captain Bouer in 1825 during Baron Hendrik Merkus de Kock's time as commander of Der Troepen and the Deputy Governor General of the Dutch East Indies, which is why this fort is famous as [...]
Lake Singkarak ,The sea of clear water. The fishing boats scattered on the surface of the lake to find fish, plus the green scenery around the lake. Yes, this kind of scenery that you will encounter in Lake Singkarak, West Sumatra. This lake is about 70 km from Padang, the capital of West Sumatra. Lake [...]
Jophira TinTin is a chain of Tin Tin Homestay which is located in Bungus Bay. It will take around 35 minutes by boat from Bungus. This is a new resort in a very nice white sandy beaches. You will find it very relaxing and peaceful there as the area still natural. There are a lot [...]