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Bukittinggi is a pleasant hill town located in central Sumatra, a few kms from the Equator.
It stands at an elevation of almost 1000 mt and it is surrounded by three volcanos; the highest of them, Mount Merapi (2891 mt) is still active and it is possible to hike all the way to the top.
Bukittinggi is a fairly recent town, dating back to the Dutch colonial era at the beginning of the 19th century. But the surrounding areas have very old and strong traditions; it is home of the Minangkabau people, with their typical horned roof houses, arts, etc.. The Minangkabau are one of the few matrilineal societies in the world: heritage and property are a female matter.
The economy of all the villages around Bukittinggi is based on agriculture. In some of the largest farms they also... more travel advice
Peaking at almost 2900 mt above sea level, Mount Merapi overlooks the whole Bukittinggi area. Views from the top are... more travel advice
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