Visiting Danau Singkarak West Sumatera

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Ready to Go to Danau Singkarak

Planning to go on a tour or travelling, we definitely want a smooth trip, comfortable accommodation, cheap hotels, good food, cheap plane tickets, close to everywhere, and can rent a motorbike or car.


In Danau Singkarak, there is natural beauty and unique culture of the local community. There are many uniqueness, starting from the village (desa), sub-district (kecamatan), district (kabupaten) and provincial levels.

In Indonesia, each province has different and interesting characteristics. Each province has a different and unique culture and lifestyle.

Lake Singkarak is a lake that stretches in two districts in the province of West Sumatra, namely Solok district and Tanah Datar district.

This lake has an area of ​​107.8 km². This lake is upstream from the river or Batang Ombilin. However, some of the lake’s water is channeled through tunnels through Bukit Barisan to Batang Anai to drive the Singkarak hydropower generator near Lubuk Alung , Padang Pariaman district.

Lake Singkarak is one of the results of the tectonic process that is influenced by the Sumatra Fault. This lake is part of the Singkarak-Solok Basin which is included among the segments of the Sumatran Fault. The basin of the lake is formed from a sinking caused by the Sumatra Fault movement activity.

A world of silent calm, breathtaking vistas and spectacular views awaits here. Here you can embrace the remote natural beauty that Indonesia is so famous for.

Locally Lake Singkarak is famous for its Bilih fish or ikan bilih which is a species of fish that only lives in this lake. This fish is especially unique as it can’t survive anywhere but Lake Singkarak, not even in an aquarium.

The Tour di Singkarak is a major international cycling event, attracting teams from around the world who come to West Sumatra to battle it out in a grueling cycling competition.

Racing through the regions most beautiful scenery over six days, riders finish the tour at the beautiful Lake Singkarak.

The government is taking good care of the preservation of nature and maintaining the condition of the forest.

The environment is also well maintained.


Visiting Danau Singkarak, we will witness routine community activities in unique traditional cultures. And there are special dishes and food as part of culinary tours that are delicious and yummy.

In this place there are also regular events or activities held every year, both national and international.


The journey to Danau Singkarak is now very easy. We can enter through various modes of transportation.

Lake Singkarak is located 70 km from Padang, 20 km from Solok and about 36 km from Bukittinggi.

There are direct flights to Padang from Jakarta, Medan, or Batam.

From Padang,  you can take a rented car or a public minibus plying the Padang-Solok route and then take other transportation to the lake. This journey will take you passed the Sitinjau Laut area which is famous for its sharp curves and steep canyons.

The condition of the infrastructure is getting better. Starting from highways, airports, trails, ports, bridges, stairs, even some places can be reached by toll roads.

We can visit by plane, car, ship, bus, motorcycle and bicycle. At some point, we can take the train. We can also walk freely.


In Danau Singkarak, as technology getting better. We can easily find locations for mini markets, shops (warung kedai), Money Changer, ATMs, Bank BRI BCA BNI Mandiri, BTPN Bank Nagari BJB, supermarkets, and restaurants. So we will not starve or lack the necessary items.

If you are sick and need help, you can also visit clinics, drugstore pharmacies (apotek), practice doctors, hospitals, and health centers (puskesmas).

In this place we can also look for places of worship such as mosques, churches, and others.


Finding place to stay in Danau Singkarak is very easy. We can stay at home stays, hotels, inns, hostels and other places.

To get lodging at a cheap and definitely comfortable price, please see below:

Experience and Reviews

There are already many visitors have visited Danau Singkarak, there are many interesting stories that are told. Like feeling satisfied, happy, wanting to come again, sleep well, and almost no one is disappointed or complains to come here.

So, visitors will find out on how to find the best hotels, where is exactly located, why it is amazing, how much is the fare and rate, who are the people, whom to ask, and when is the best time to visit.

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That’s all the information we provided, hopefully useful.

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