"WestSUMATRA, an AMAZING MINANGKABAU" West Sumatra Province by meiyergani

West Sumatra Province Travel Guide: 256 reviews and 620 photos

MINANG KABAU means a TRIUMPHANT BUFFALO

MINANG in local languagge means a triumphant and KABAU means BUFFALO , what is the story behind this two words are already explained by other members of this VT Community.
the Province of West Sumatra is one of Indonesia most interesting and influential ethnic groups. The Minangkabau are versatile and intelligent people who lead a community and family life based on a matrilineal system which is the women who own property and the men who choose to wander. Traveling is considered a mark of success and therefore many West Sumatrans are found in other parts of the country.

Padang, the Capital City of West Sumatra

PADANG as the Capital City and also as the center of the Provincial Government Administration is one of Indonesian Trade center since the Era of the United Kingdom colony and the Dutch Colony.
The local government was decided that PADANG was established in Agust 7, 1669 , so this 2007 Padang was celebrating his 338 years Anniversary.If we travel to Padang, we can find Padang is a dynamic city where we can see so many Hotels and Touristic places worth to visit: there are so many historical old Building, Teluk Bayur Sea Port, Minang Kabau Air Port, Siti Nurbaya Bridge, and a beach lines along the Western Part of the City

West Sumatra Tour & Travel

Exploring West Sumatra from North to the South and From West to East is an exiting exploring Jungle and Raih Forest, the Beauty of Green mountain range, Valley, Lakes, Hill side and so many more:
West Sumatra Province is divided into :
Kotamadya (Mayoralty) Padang with the capital town PADANG
Pesisir Selatan Regency with the capital town PAINAN
Solok Selatan Regency with the capital town PADANG ARO
Solok Regency with the capital town AROSUKA
Solok City (Mayoralty) with the capital town SOLOK
Dhamasraya Regency with the capital town PULAU PUNJUNG
Mentawai Island Regency with the capital town TUA PEJAT
Sijunjung Regency with the capital town MUARO SIJUNJUNG
Sawahlunto Regency with the capital town SAWAHLUNTO
Tanah Datar Regency with the capital town BATUSANGKAR
Padang Panjang City (mayoralty) with the capital town PADANG PANJANG
Padang Pariaman Regency with the capital town PARIT MALINTANG
Pariaman City with the capital town PARIAMAN
Agam Regency with the capital town LUBUK BASUNG
Bukit Tinggi City with the capital town BUKIT TINGGI
Limah Puluh Kota Regency with the capital town SARI LAMAK
Payakumbuh City with the capital town PAYAKUMBUH
Pasaman Regency with the capital town LUBUK SIKAPING
Pasaman Barat Regency with the capital town SIMPANG AMPEK

Bukit Tinggi is a very popular Hill Resort as wel as Lima Puluh Koto with Harau Valley, Batu Sangkar with Istana (castle) Basa Pagaruyung, Maninjau Lake, Singkarak Lake, Sawah Lunto train museum, Bonjol village with eQuator Line, Bull Racing which very popular among the local peoples which also called as Pacu Jawi.

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  • Pros:Beautiful Nature and Lanscape
  • In a nutshell:The Beauty of MINANG KABAU
  • Last visit to West Sumatra Province: Jun 2007
  • Intro Updated Apr 4, 2015
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