Adityawarman Museum


Museum of Adityawarman is the important culture’s museum in West Sumatra. The architecture of this museum is like Rumah Gadang Minangkabau/ the traditional house of Minangkabau. situate crossover of the Padang Culture’s Square, it is in front of Natour Muara hotel , and nearby to Padang beach.

There are so many arts and cultures of minangkabau were display in there, and also the remaining of  war. Locate on Jalan Diponegoro in Padang city. It  is  nice place to visit for cultural tourism. /r.j

West Sumatra Culture’s Week 2009

West Sumatera Culture WeeksIn 12  till 18 July, 2009 at Aditiawarman Museum Padang, the Culture and Tourism Office of  West Sumatra province government will held West Sumatra Culture’s Week 2009. On this event, there will perform minang’s arts, and it will partaking all artists of West Sumatra province.

On this year the West Sumatra Culture’s Week will take a theme “Preserving the Local Culture of  Supporting the National Culture to Developing Tourism Industry In West Sumatra Province

Beside local artist, this event also will exhibit from overseas artists, such as Malaysia, Singapore, and Korea. West Sumatra Culture’s Week 2009 will full of arts performant, interesting tourism event to visit in Padang city, have a nice watching! /r.j

Lubang Japang

lubang-japangA famous cave in West Sumatra province, situate at Panorama in Bukittinggi city. Built in war worl II, as Japan military base underground. Lubang Japang (in bahasa we say ‘Lobang Jepang’) itself named as the matter of  fact this cave was built by Japan authority in 1942 using Indonesian prisoner of war as a workers. The length of Lobang Jepang is about 5000 meters, but already cover about 1400 meters. And now Lobang Jepang remind as war history and become museum and historical tourism object in Bukittinggi district. /rj

Kandih Resort


Situate in Kandih – Talawi sub district, Sawahlunto city. Covers about 400 hectare, used to be as mining area of PTBA – UPO. On these area Sawahlunto district government develops a resort, named Kandih Resort. There are some tourism facilities such as:

*Kandih Lake Tourism, the non-natural lake, nice place to run of  water-cycle, and jet sky. While on the land there is a hill-tours car, and also has an outbound spot (flying fox across the Kandih lake, so when some trouble happen the visitors will fallen into the lake and the jet sky or boat will help them immediately).

*Kandih Zoo, a lot of  animal kinds were there.  Something unique on this zoo, it is the visitor can riding elephant or horse (there is an option for visitor to wear Indian-or Cowboy outfit, very interesting idea). And also on Kandih Zoo there is a cow’s breed (its about 1,000 cows)

*Horse race in national standard court

*Public toilet


For note:
-Ticket for adult is Rp. 2,500/ person, child is Rp. 1,500/ person.
-Riding an elephant/ or horse is Rp 5,000/ person.
-Flying fox is Rp. 10,000/ person.
-Water-cycle is Rp. 5,000/ person.
-Hill-tours car is Rp. 12,500/ person.

And when we are come from Padang city we can use public transportation, but if  we are visit  from Padang Panjang city we can use tourism-train to Sawahlunto city. To come to this tourism object we can use public transportation from pasar remaja at Sawahlunto city to kandih, then continue with ojek (it is about 1 KM) then  we will ready to explore these resort.  Have a nice holiday! /r.j