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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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Beautiful Natural Scenery

Our last visit in December 2014 ago. We really liked this place, especially the beautiful natural scenery that passed, the lake looks very beautiful from the steep road known as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Bandung, Indonesia
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Bandung, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Our last visit in December 2014 ago. We really liked this place, especially the beautiful natural scenery that passed, the lake looks very beautiful from the steep road known as the Kelok 44, coupled with the cool air. unfortunately if not a visit if you are in West Sumatra.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Loved the lake and the view up to the craters edge, if anything preferred it to Lake Toba, but sadly the tourist infrastructure isn't there either in hotels or restaurants. Had a lovely chilled time though, enjoying our two nights at the Tan Dirih hotel (+62752 61474) much more than our two at the Pasir Panjang Permai. The highlight however... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Its located about 3 hours from Padang through Lubuk Basung.For public transportation you can take Mr AW Transport 0751-7894645 / 081374612000.They will pick you up at the hotel and drop you at destination address for 55.000 IDR. There are some Cheap and quite hostel facing to the lake with beautifull scenery : 1. Arlen Nova paradise / 081374080485 2. Muaro... More 

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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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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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