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Payakumbuh Travel Guide: 12 reviews and 33 photos

Paradise for Rock Climber

Payakumbuh, 35 km from Bukittinggi, is a picturesque village and market place. Fine basketry is available here. A little further up tourist will find the most dramatic view on the Harau Valley.
The Harau Valley is a nature and wildlife reserve, where tapir, siamangs, boars, wild goats and tigers still roam. Along the road to Harau Valley is a lovely countryside. Steep granite walls shelter the fertile valley. A waterfall, 150 meters high falls into a basin.

Harau Valley

The Harau valley is about 45 km from Bukittinggi to the north east and a real hassle to get. From a flat land the cliffs of about 100 meters high rise up and through a narrow opening the road enters the valley. In the valley you can walk around and visit many waterfalls which fall down from the cliffs. The highest waterfall drops its water from 110 meters high.

It's a place for rock climber lover....

Ngalau Indah Caves

On the road from Bukittinggi to Payakumbuh these caves extend deep into the mountainside. The domain of thousands of bats, which you won’t see but only, hear and sense as they fly close over your head.
At the main entrance is a stone with an outline of an elephant visible on its face. The coolness and damp air is refreshing after the tropical heat outside. The path through these caves leads out to the top of the mountain from where it is quite panoramic. The drive up to the hillside is itself worth making because of the variety of the exquisite views along way.

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  • Last visit to Payakumbuh: Jul 2006
  • Intro Updated Oct 10, 2006
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