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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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Jakarta, Indonesia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
68 helpful votes 68 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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26 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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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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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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Senior Contributor
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3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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