Tourism of Indonesia
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In Ngarai Sianok Bukittinggi, 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.
Ngarai Sianok is a steep valley (cliff) located on the border of Bukittinggi city, in Koto sub-district, Agam Regency, West Sumatra.
This valley extends and meanders as the city boundary line from the south of the Koto Gadang canyon to the nagari Sianok Anam Suku , and ends in the Palupuh sub-district. Sianok canyon has very beautiful scenery and is also one of the mainstay attractions of the province.
Sianok canyon which is about 100 m deep, stretches for 15 km with a width of about 200 m, and is part of a fault that separates the island of Sumatra into two elongated parts (Semangko fault).
Just on the outskirts of the hill town of Bukittinggi in the Minangkabau highlands, lies this breathtaking canyon which the locals call Ngarai Sianok, or the Sianok Canyon.
Its panorama is particularly beautiful in the early morning light when the first rays of the sun pierce through the mist covering this deep valley that has majestic Mount Singgalang looming at its background.
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 Ngarai Sianok Bukittinggi, 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.
Its beauty has been painted by many artists, most famous among whom was Ernest Dezentje, renowned painter in the “Mooi Indonesie” or Beautiful Indonesia style, favored by Indonesia’s first president, Sukarno.
Ngarai Sianok has two steep walls facing each other almost vertically, falling to a flat bottom where a river meanders among green ricefields. Its height is about 100 to 120 meters and the canyon is 15 km long. This gorge separates the towns of Bukittinggi and Kota Gadang on its opposite side.
The beauty of Sianok can be seen from Panorama Park in Bukittinggi or you can also walk down into the gorge, where are a settlement and paddy fields. Then crossing a bridge over the river, climb up to Kota Gadang, home of silversmiths who produce the finest filigree ornaments.
Along with admiring the beauty of Sianok, visitors can also visit a Japanese bunker, built during World War II, located at the base of the canyon.
Ngarai Sianok is arguably the most beautiful scenery among West Sumatra’s many scenic sites, to be enjoyed particularly at sunrise or sunset.
Bukittinggi and the Ngarai Sianok Canyon are some of the highlights of the annual Tour de Singkarak race, which takes on some of West Sumatra’s most spectacular scenic sites.
In Panorama Park, visitors could enjoy the beautiful scenery while eating in gazebos. You can take pictures of this scenery from the gorges beautiful vistas which draw many photographers and painters to visit Ngarai Sianok. This park also has a mini theater for local performing arts.
In this place there are also regular events or activities held every year, both national and international.
The journey to Ngarai Sianok Bukittinggi is now very easy. We can enter through various modes of transportation.
Ngarai Sianok has abundant natural resources and culture. It is located about 1 km southwest of Bukit Tinggi.Visitors can take a private car or sado/andong (traditional carriage) from the city center to Panorama Park which is located at Panorama Street while enjoying the cool weather in Bukit Tinggi.
From Padang, you can take a rented car or minibus plying the Padang-Bukit Tinggi route to Bukittinggi. The distance between Padang and Bukit Tinggi is 90 km.
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 Ngarai Sianok Bukittinggi, 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 Ngarai Sianok Bukittinggi is very easy. We can stay at home stays, hotels, inns, hostels and other places.
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Experience and Reviews
There are already many visitors have visited Ngarai Sianok Bukittinggi, 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.
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