Padang the capital of West Sumatra. It borders the provinces of North Sumatra (Sumatera Utara) to the north, Riau and Jambi to the east, and Bengkulu to the southeast, It includes the Mentawai Islands where located off the coast. Padang is the gateway to the Minang highlands with the largest port on Sumatra’s West Coast, this is a merchant town which attracting ships trading in goods such as rubber, cinnamon, coffee, tee, cement and coal. The Minangkabau people inhabit the area of West Sumatra province on the island Sumatra.
Rumah gadang or rumah bagonjong (Minangkabau: "spired roof house") are the traditional homes of the Minangkabau. The architecture, construction, internal and external decoration, and the functions of the house reflect the culture and values of the Minangkabau. Typical of the house of Minangkabau is distinctive roofs, which look like buffalo horns. The word "Minangkabau" can actually be interpreted as a compound of the words menang (win) and kerbau (buffalo). This is derived from a local legends that people relate to a buffalo fight between the locals and the people of the influential kingdom of Majapahit (eastern Java). The locals' buffalo was the winner and since that time they have called themselves the "buffalo winners". Minangkabau is indentical to the proud of their strength and courage.
|Singkarak Lake||Gadang Clock||Traditional Dance||Culture||Padang Resto|
The prime tourist attractions of West Sumatra are the natural environment, the culture and the history of Minangkabau :
Padang has several houses built in traditional architecture, including National Museum of Padang( Adityawarman Museum ) which houses objects of cultural and historical interest. Story of Malin Kundang, the prodigal son who cursed into stone by her mother, Air Manis beach which is considered as evidence of the legend. Jam gadang is a building that majestically towering, distinctive Minangkabau roof, situated in the center of Bukittinggi. Singkarak Lake is the widest lake in Sumatra and enormous crater lake set within a volcanic landscape. Danau Singkarak is famous for its Bilih fish which is a species of fish that only lives in this lake.
Padang Tour 3D2N Rancak Bana
|Day 1 : AIRPORT – PUNCAK LAWANG – BUKITTINGGI |
Arriving at the Airport, you will be picked up and continue to the trip to Bukittingi city by going through Lembah Anai waterfall and tropical forest view. We are going to stop at skewer of Mak Syukur who is becoming frequent customer of President SBY (optional plan). Then we are visiting Minang village and stop to shop or see around original material tenun Pandai Sikek made of villagers. The trip will go on to Puncak Lawang with the height of ± 1.210 meters above sea level. Right there we can see and enjoy the beauty of Maninjau lake area and Indonesia ocean. According to fans of parachute mania Puncak Lawang is the best spot in Southeast Asia for that kind of sport. This is the end of the trip on the first day. We will take a rest at the hotel to prepare for the second day of trip.
Day 2 : BUKITTINGGI – HARAU – PADANG
After breakfast at the hotel, we are going to city tour at Bukittinggi by visiting Ngarai Sianok, Jam Gadang , Pasar Atas ( traditional craft shop ). Then we eat lunch at local resto (Padang's food). The trip will then go on to Payakumbuh to visit Grand Canyon of west Sumatera which is Lembah Harau. Here, the cliffs are so high dan impressive for visitor. Satisfied to take a rest at this place then our tour continue to Padang city. We are going to have dinner at local resto before check in to hotel. The progrom is free.
Day 3 : PADANG
On the third day, we you have breakfast at the Hotel. Then we are going to city tour which see around China Town, Siti Nurbaya bridge, and Padang beach. Culinary snack food at Kripik Balado Christine Hakim/Shirley is very enjoyable such as tasting Padang Durian ice, Iko Gantinyo (Optional plan). We eat lunch at local resto before going to visit Tenunan Silungkang and then you will be taken to Internasional Minangkabau Airport and have a nice trip with us. We will see next tour. Thank you.
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