"BUKIT TINGGI - A HILL TOWN" Top 5 Page for this destination Bukittinggi by meiyergani

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THE TOWN LOCATED AT THE TOP HILL

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

TOWN CENTER and COG- WHEEL Train

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

FORT DE KOCK Anno 1825

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 and Cons
  • Pros:A Nice Hill Top Town
  • In a nutshell:SIANOK canyon,Clock Tower, Lembah Anai &COG WHEEL railway
  • Last visit to Bukittinggi: Jun 2007
  • Intro Updated Aug 12, 2007
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  • WuriYani's Profile Photo
    Oct 23, 2007 at 4:00 AM

    Jam Gadang and benteng Fort De Kock are popular place to visit in Bukit Tinggi

  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    Sep 1, 2007 at 11:56 AM

    Great Bukittinggi page, you have a lot of good pages on various places in Indonesia! Glad that you are sharing it with fellow VT members :)

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