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    Danau Maninjau , A Popular Lake to Visit



    Danau Maninjau is the most famous lake of visit in West Sumatra. The word Maninjau means 'view over' embedded in a crater of seventeen bij eight km, and surrounded by steep 600 meter high forest covered borders. Danau Maninjau can compare itself with Danau Toba ('Lake Toba'), only it's a bit smaller. On quiet days the surface is almost like a mirror; the lake if full with fish, which shoot up to the surface whenever they think there is something to eat. An ideal space to relax or to enjoy nature. There are nice swimming facilities and paths for walking, hotels, restaurants, boats and even water-skiing is possible.

    The journey of two hours to the lake is an experience on itself. Take the main road towards the south from Bukitt Tinggi and turn right after five km. This road runs along the foot of Bukit Kapanasan, through the small city of Matur, then crosses a forested valley and runs from the crater-edge towards Embun Pagi ('Morning Fog'). The view is breathtaking (altitude 1097 metres).

    Ask the driver to make a photo stop over here. There also is a small hotel. In the early morning small children sell brightly colored handy-crafts of straw. From Embun Pagi the road descends in 44 sharp turns towards the village of Minijau (on 470 meters), at the border of the lake.

    Puncak Lawang, another, higher viewpoint, is north of Embun Pagi. From here a walking path runs towards the crater edge and the lake near Bayur, a village four km north of Maninjau. Take for Puncak Lawang the northern route (right) near Matur to the village Lawang, a distance of about five km. A sign points towards the lake on the left side, near the toll gate.
    Last edited by Lionna; 29-04-2016 at 10:14.

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    It is so beautiful, I wish I was here

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    indah sekali ,

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    I like it very much. I want to go there.





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    Your site has a lot of useful information for myself. I visit regularly. Hope to have more quality items.

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    Beautiful lake..

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    Danau Maninjau is an impressive volcanic lake at the bottom of an immense caldera measuring 20 kilometres by 8 kilometres and created about 50,000 years when a massive volcano erupted and collapsed in on itself.

    Located about 30 kilometres west of Bukittinggi, itís quite easy to tour the lake by motorbike. The first stop we recommend is Puncak Lawang, otherwise known as Lawang Top. The views from this vantage point perched on the edge of the caldera over the lake are nothing short of breathtaking, especially on bright sunny days when the far side of the caldera is visible. Getting here requires you to navigate your way through Ngarai Sianok to the west of Bukittinggi and follow the road signs to the village of Matur and then turn right at the sign pointing the way to Puncak Lawang. Itís not possible to reach by public transport.

    After snacking on some noodles, itís time to head along the caldera rim towards the famous Kelok 44, a steep downhill section of road containing 44 turns towards the surface of Lake Maninjau. Simply follow the signs to Lawang Park from Puncak Lawang and keeping riding until you hit the main road where you will take a right turn downhill.

    Once arriving at the lake, itís possible to circle it for about 40 kilometres in either a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction. Along the lakeís edge are plenty of great spots to stop and rest, take photos and grab a bite to eat. There are also plenty of makeshift petrol stations along the way should you be running low on fuel. Itís a great way to spend half a day and can be combined with other activities such as viewing the Rafflesia flower to make a full day. In fact, there is a shortcut to Puncak Lawang along a dirt road through some stunning scenery from the Rafflesia viewing area.

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