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Lake Maninjau

Kabupaten Agam - Bukittinggi | Kabupaten Agam - Bukittinggi, Padang, Indonesia
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Ranked #1 of 15 attractions in Padang
Type: Bodies of Water
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Petaling Jaya, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

The water is warm and the view is breath taking! It is worth to stay here for 1 or 2 night. The place is quiet and relaxing.

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Singapore, Singapore
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24 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

The lake is large and beautiful, but there is a fair amount of pollution in the actual water...enough that I wasn't particularly tempted to go swimming... The drive down the hill was full of hairpin turns, which was pretty exciting.

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Singapore, Singapore
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Great place to kick back and relax a few days. Internet is slow or unavailable, there is no TV in guesthouses. Best way to spend a day is to rent a motorbike and do the 60km circuit of the lake. The far side is more rural and scenic.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
26 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

This place is the well-known place for paragliding activity near Bukittinggi. The view is magnificent as I saw the mist rising from the ground, enveloped by the fog, and went up together to be folded by the clouds. The surface of Lake Maninjau is so tranquil that it reflects hills surrounding it, while the greenery lay across the whole ground... More

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Brisbane
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

If you are in Bukittinggi, it's definitely worth coming here for at least a night to see the amazing lake. After being washed out in lombok and java, it was nice to see the sunshine for a couple of days here. Grab the yellow bus 'harmoni' from the Bukittinggi bus station, takes about 2 hours. Tip: make sure you shout... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

We went to Puncak Lawang first to get the view of the lake or popularly known as Danau Maninjau from the highest point. We were unlucky because that day was too foggy that we couldn't see anything downhill. So we traveled down through the famous 'Kelok 44' which simply means 44 acute corners down the steep and windy road before... More

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Sydney
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

My partner and I rented a motorbike and drove around this gorgeous lake with calming scenery. My favourite part was passing though the little villages and seeing the friendly locals with welcoming smiles. Would definitely recommend if you are around Padang area and have a spare 1-2 days.

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013 via mobile

Rented a motorbike for the day and had been told to only tale the mainroad on the way back. I drove out of bukittinggi through the canyon, the sugarplantations which lead to a stunning lookout! Spent hours there, the view was magnificent. The road down to the lake is really cool to drive! Sadly the lake is poluted so I... More

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Fremantle, Australia
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Maninjau Lake is one of those "must see" natural wonders that make West Sumatra such an interesting and fresh destination. You need to spend some time at the lake side to appreciate the peace and tranquility of this vast crater lake. It is 17 km long and about 7 km wide and there is a great road around the edge... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

As described by everyone, Danau Meninjau is absolutely beautiful. The drive down the slopes can be a bit dizzying (thanks to those kelok 44). We stopped by for a drink, bit of souvenirs buying and lots of picture taking on the way. One of the attraction not to be missed is the Museum Rumah Kelahiran Buya Hamka (i.e. house where... More

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