Bukittinggi is a famous tourism destination in West Sumatra province, with cozy weather and beautiful landscape. About these month were a school holiday in Indonesia, it’s make Bukittinggi so crowded with a local tourism, mostly kids and their families. Bukittinggi zoo is one of tourism objects in Bukittinggi city. Beside a zoo, on this area we also can see:
1. Museum Rumah Gadang, where you can see the Minangkabau’s art and culture.
2. Limpapeh Bridge, the bridge which is connecting the zoo and the fortress, from this bridge you can watch the view of Bukittinggi city with two famous mountain background on both side; the Marapi mountain and Singgalang mountain.
3. Reminds of civil war, Fort De Kock; the Dutch Fortress which establish to conquer the Minangkabau’s civil war, and some canons. Fort De Kock itself was taken after the name of Commander Baron Hendrick Markus De Kock.
For note:To come to this zoo area we will be charging about Rp. 5,000.00/ person; at the museum we will charging about Rp. 1,000.00/ person. And for kids, on the fort De Kock, there are a riding horses around the fortress, and it will charging about Rp. 5,000.00/ child.
It is not to hard to find Bukittinggi Zoo area, because it is situate in the center of Bukittinggi city, from the famous Jam Gadang we can just go for a walk to the zoo area. Bukittinggi Zoo area is a cozy place for families gathering, sightseeing, and for culture and history tourism. Have a nice holiday! /r.j