"BUKIT TINGGI - A HILL TOWN" Top 5 Page for this destination Bukittinggi by meiyergani
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THE PICTURE ABOVE IS A LANDSCAPE OF MAYOR'S ADMINISTRATION OFFICE VIEW FROM FORT DE KOCK
BUKIT TINGGI literally means TOP HiLL, BUKIT in bahasa means HILL and TINGGI means High, as we were realized that BUKIT TINGGI is a nice TOWN in West Sumatra located at the Hill side. Beside the Hill side, this lovely town was also located between two mountain, MERAPI MOUNTAIN and SINGGALANG MOUNTAIN, in a clear sunny day we can see a beautiful Panorama of Both MOUNTAIN's Peak from a Park where a big CLOCK monument stand still elegantly
As a former of one of the Dutch site in an ancient time, Bukit Tinggi is a most developed small town than the other region of West Sumatra Province. Around Jam Gadang (Clock Tower) as a TOWN CENTER we can find Dutch Architech Houses side by side with Minangkabau's architectural building as seen at the picture, it is Bukit Tinggi Post Office building.
The other historical remnants of the Dutch times was a railway train which link the capital city of West Sumatra Province- PADANG - to Bukit Tinggi, where one can see the railway not far from Lembah Anai Water fall if we travel from Bukit Tinggi to Padang vise versa, the railway is an unique one by there is an additional line at the center of the railway, the track for COG-WHEEL train which was designed to steep hill, unfortunately the train now is not in operation because of maintenance reason
As a Former Dutch Colony, One can find a Fortress which was been built in 1825 as a defence of the Dutch army against the struggle of local peoples which lead by TUANKU IMAM BONJOL.
The fortress was built in Bukit (hill) JIREK, now as one compound of Bukitt Tinggi ZOO
- Pros:A Nice Hill Top Town
- In a nutshell:SIANOK canyon,Clock Tower, Lembah Anai &COG WHEEL railway
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