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Bukittinggi Travel Guide: 117 reviews and 262 photos

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Bukittinggi (high hill) is one of the larger cities in West Sumatra, Indonesia, It is situated in the Minangkabau highlands, 90 km by road from the West Sumatran capital city of Padang, near the volcanoes Mount Singgalang, Tandikat, and Mount Marapi. At 930 m above sea level, the city has a cool climate.
The city was also known as Fort de Cock during colonial times in reference to the Dutch outpost established here in 1825 during the Padri War

Taman Bundo Kanduang park

The park includes a replica Rumah Gadang (literally: big house, with the distinctive Minangkabau roof architecture) used as museum of Minangkabau culture, and a zoo. The Dutch hilltop outpost Fort de Kock is connected to the zoo by the Limpapeh pedestrian overpass

Sianok Canyon - Canyon in the City

Ngarai (canyon) Sianok lies at the outskirt of Bukittinggi. It is steep-canyon of about 100-150 metres high, stretches out for about four kilometers southwest of the town. very colourful and surroundind by a green valley with a winding at its bottom. . It is a valley with not more then a river and rock walls rising up to 120 meters at some places. It is possible to walk trough the canyon and at the end climb up along a small steep trial after which you can walk through the rice fields and Kota Gadang back to Bukittinggi.. The beauty of this panoramic landscape is hard to describe a if no words can precisely express this geological wonder. It is even harder to find its rival in the whole country.

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  • Last visit to Bukittinggi: Jul 2006
  • Intro Updated Jul 31, 2006
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  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Feb 13, 2009 at 11:15 PM

    Hi Mimi! I love the name of this place in Sumatra...and yes, the pictures are wowwww...awesome shots, thanks for sharing, Greetings from Arizona, Norman :)

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Aug 14, 2008 at 7:18 AM

    Looks very attractive and majestic! Merci!

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Oct 10, 2007 at 6:36 AM

    Bukit Tinggi looks like a great tourist destination with natural beauty,culture and historical backdrop just waiting to be fully discovered. Thanks for sharing.

  • H-TownJourneyman's Profile Photo
    Jul 31, 2006 at 6:12 PM

    Mimi, I am soooo jealous of you! You get to see all of these incredible places, with spectacular scenery! Another beautiful place within your country! :)

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