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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Jakarta, Indonesia
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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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