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Lake Maninjau

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Address: Kabupaten Agam - Bukittinggi | Kabupaten Agam - Bukittinggi, Padang, Indonesia
Phone Number: 3180753883

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Scenic drive

The scenery is nice and the 44 corners can be quite dangerous especially if travelling in a bus. Lucky for us we were in a 6-seater vehicle. Everyone was strapped in with safety... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The scenery is nice and the 44 corners can be quite dangerous especially if travelling in a bus. Lucky for us we were in a 6-seater vehicle. Everyone was strapped in with safety belts.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I travel there with my family in December 2014, the lake was huge and if you went up the hill they provide viewing deck to give a wide view of the lake. And it was also cold there. nice place for relax and take some time to admire the nature, but lack of water entertainment and too much "keramba" for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

If you are traveling from Bukittingi to Padang or vice versa, than it is worthwhile to take the road that passes Maninjau lake. Scenery are nice but not as awesome as the Toba Lake. You may also spend an idylic night if you wish too. Plenty of accomodations here, from the budget backpackers to 5 star. The view of the... More 

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Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Pumpkin steam cake is very famous at this lake. Narrow access to this lake,windy place for stopover. Very scenic. Very winding and narrow road to this lake

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Prabumulih, Indonesia
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

go there on a sunny day, rainy day make a lot of mist. it will be better to take route from the bukit tinggi.. you will see a nice view

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Padang, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

I enjoy lake maninjau best from kelok 23, with minangese house far below and dramatic lake maninjau view. Just stop for a while in one of many simple cafe there, don't be afraid, their price is fair enough. Also try to buy "rinuak", it is endemic small fish from lake maninjau and you can buy it in bayur. If you... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I am pretty amazed by the reviews for Lake Maninjau. Yes the hairpin bends are great, yes there is a great walk if you catch the bus up the top and walk through the sugar cane fields and watch the cottage industry production in shacks. The lake is lovely to look at, set in the caldera. BUT...and it is a... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

maninjau is really greatest view and good potential for tourism destination, around 2,5 hours from Padang airport. there is nice hotel, it is small paradise for honeymooner or if you wish to escape from daily routine in the city life

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The view from Puncak lawang is simply Fantastic ...We strolled down the KELOK 44 ( 44 turns ) with our Motor bike .. WOW, what a feeling .. but its a bid pity that the local has a habid of feediing the monekeys and left plastic behind ... PLEASE CHANGE THE HABBIT WEST SUMATRANS..!!!!! RUBISH will destroy thebeautiful place ...

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Lake Maninjau is located about 30 km west of Bukittinggi. It is the Birth Place of Famous Author Buya HAMKA. The lake is beatifully viewed from Puncak Lawang Matur. It is a high point from where we can see almost all of the lake and the villages.

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