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    Twin Lakes, Combined Natural Wonders and Agro Tourism in West Sumatera - Indonesia

    Trips to the twin lakes area, namely Lake Diateh (area 1720 ha) and Under the Lake (1680 acres). Being in Solok regency, which is in the ranks of the hill line, undulating, hilly, and berlembah.

    This lush green area and located at an altitude of 400-1700 meters above sea level and has four lakes, namely Lake Batur, Gutters, Diateh, and Lake Below. Two recent lake called the lake twins because in addition to nearly the same extent, situated adjacent. But, uniquely situated higher lake called Lake Below.

    Before getting to the destination twin lakes, all the way from Padang Simpang Lubuak Selasiah, tourists will enjoy the charm of the winding road, climbing and descending. Where on one side of the street is a distant green hills, while the other side of the abyss.
    A characteristic of natural scenery and complete.

    Twin lakes area is perfect for niche market tourism, special interest. Suitable for the tourists who love nature. Because the region has a relatively broad agroturis and specific, such as plantations of tea, passion fruit, and vegetables.
    In addition to convention tourism, in the twin lakes area is also great for outbound tourism (training in the wild), tracking, water sports, and so on.

    Take a trip to the twin lakes and the surrounding area, on arrival at Minangkabau International Airport in Ketaping, Padang Pariaman district, we can use the travel, the system of rent per day ranges from Rp 300,000 to Rp 500,000, not including the cost of fuel oil. Because, unreliable public transport. There are no tourist transport that can serve one or two people, except for the group.

    Twin lakes region is relatively cold temperature, 14-16 degrees Celsius. Therefore, if you stay in this area, do not forget to bring supplies clothes / warm blankets. (NAL)


    Source: Kompas, April 16, 2005


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    Solok Regency has two lakes, separated by only 300 meters of land between them, so people call them Twin Lake. The upper lake is named as Lake in Bottom and the lower lake is named as Lake in Above or better known as Danau Atas Bawah.

    It located near the town of Alahan Panjang, Solok regency, West Sumatra, Lake Above and Below Lake looks unique because it is located near to one and another. The difference lies only in the height of the two lakes. Above the lake is at an altitude of 1531 meters above sea level, while and Lake Below is in altitude of 1663 masl.

    The lake which usually first being visited by visitors is Lake Under. Above the lake has water that could be considered not so deep for the size of the lake, which is 44 meters.

    Just one kilometer from Lake Above, you can find Lake Under. If we can noted clearly, the location of Lake Above is in under, while the Lake Below is in above. If it is aligned, it turns the water level of Lake Above is in the same surface of the lake with Under. This is because they are very different depths, namely 44 meters to Lake Above and 800 meters to the lake Under.

    To reach this lake, from the city of Padang you can take a trip to the route Sitinjau Laut – Lubuk Selasih – Solok. It spent 2 hours drive and you will have an enchanting beauty after arriving into the lake.
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