Maninjau Lake is a caldera type. situate in 461.50 meters up sea level, with 495 depth. legend said; the lake was appear after the eruption of Sitinjau mountain, as you can see from the hill which sorrounding Maninjau Lake stood like a wall.
The Maninjau Lake is watering the river of Batang Antokan, and at the upstream of Batang Antokan there is a hydro power plant of Maninjau. Puncak Lawang/ The Peak of Lawang is the highest hill in Maninjau Lake area. And if you come from Bukittinggi city to Maninjau Lake, you will through the famous Veers, named the 44’s Veer, cross along 10 KM from Ambun Pagi till Maninjau.
To come to the Maninjau lake you can use public transportation or maybe you prefer to rent a car, and if you want to stay, there are so many cottage around the lake. The beautiful lake for your next tourism destination. /r.j
Danau Kembar/ Twin Lake situate at Solok region district, and it is one of the greatest lakes in Sumatra. The twin lake covered of two lake, which are Danau Diateh ( on the right, has 1,720 hectare area) and Danau Dibawah (on the left, has 1,680 hectare area). It is about 65 KM from Padang city.
The goverment of Solok region district has explored Twin Lake as tourism destination, they build a resort and develop an agrotourism (with tea garden, markisah plant, etc) on the lake area. The view of Twin Lake is so exotic and fabulous. There is a unique thing about Twin lake, Dibawah Lake/ The Below lake situate more high than Diatas Lake/ The Upper lake. To come to the Twin lake can be reach by using public transportation (a rent car is recommended). Along the trips we will watching a beautiful sightseeing, and the weather is cold with 14-16 celsius; so don’t forget to bring your jacket. And when you want to buy a souvenir don’t be so hesitate to bargain, if not you will get to paid an extra rupiah then. Enjoy your trips! /r.j
Located in West Sumatra province, between Padang Panjang city and Solok region district. The Singkarak Lake is one of the greatest lakes in Sumatra, it type is tectonic, covered about 107.8 KM square, which have two major river to flows the excess water of Singkarak lake; Ombilin river and and Anai river. And the lake used as a water power station, which are generating power for West Sumatra province and Riau province. On this lake lives endemic fish, called ikan bilih/ mystacoleucus padangensis. Singkarak lake is about 15 KM from Padang Panjang city, it is a beautiful place for tourism destination. It is nice for fishing trips or just for picnic with your family. The Singkarak lake can be reach by public transportations. /r.j