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Lake Maninjau

Kabupaten Agam - Bukittinggi | Kabupaten Agam - Bukittinggi, Padang, Indonesia
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Ranked #1 of 21 Attractions in Padang
Type: Bodies of Water
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Padang, Indonesia
1 review
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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Sydney, Australia
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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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SEMINYAK, DENPASAR
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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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Ho Chi Minh City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This is another must visit place if you are going to West Sumatera, but likely around June is a good time to visit since there is Tour de Singkarak is happening. It's good to visit from Bukittinggi, so you can see all breathtaking panorama before going down via the famous kelok 44 that will rock your stomach. In the past... More

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Jaipur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

From Bukittinggi, on the way to the Minangkabau Airport in Padang, we took a detour via Lake Maninjau. First we stopped at a small restaurant to see Panorama view of Sungai Landia. Nice view of the landscape. We then proceeded to a place named 'Ambun Pagi' to see the whole view of Maninjua Lake. It was 44th point on top... More

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Petaling Jaya, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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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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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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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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