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Lake Maninjau

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Address: Kabupaten Agam - Bukittinggi | Kabupaten Agam - Bukittinggi, Padang 25124, Indonesia
Phone Number: 3180753883
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This is a lake that actually a better view when you ride from Bukit Tinggi. But be ready to get dizzy since you have to pass 44 turn of famous road there. My suggestion is that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2016
Atedja J
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's a beautiful lake near the famous kelok 44. The scenery is superb. Don't forget to stop to enjoy the view of the lake from above the hill. It's safer if you don't go uphill afterwards because it can be rather dangerous. Just take another route downhill.

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Thank sophiahartono
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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17 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We travelled to Lake Maninjau before we arrive at Buya Hamka's museum. Although the road is narrow and zig zag, we had a good driver. The lake's view is best from afar. If you travel with travel agent, make sure that visit to the lake is in your itinerary.

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Thank GaiNafi
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simply beautiful .... a must visit ... Windy but nice cold weather ... you could enjoy different scenery in one place ... lake, mountain, and forest. It really feels like you are in Swiss but hey it is Bukittinggi ....

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Thank Fitria A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

This is a lake that actually a better view when you ride from Bukit Tinggi. But be ready to get dizzy since you have to pass 44 turn of famous road there. My suggestion is that dont go down near the lake but just enjoy the view from the top of the hill.

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Thank Atedja J
Bogor, Indonesia
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16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

Spectacular mountain roads lead to a beautiful lake. Well worth the journey with whatever transport you have. We hired a car which was ideal since we were able to stop where we wanted and walk about.

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Thank JohnWedderburn
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

I absolutely LOVED Danau Maninjau. The setting is beautiful. It isn't at all touristic, the locals are really friendly, the drives/cycle/motorbike rides are picturesque, the food is delicious and the temperature is perfect. I was there for the end of Ramadan and so enjoyed the fantastic Idul Fitri celebrations which were spread over two nights and included the famous floating... More 

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Thank Ginny G
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

From Bukittinggi, you have to drive by Kelok 44 to reach there. It was a bit dizzy as the road is narrow and winding, but totally worth it. The scenery is totally magnificent with mountains as backdrop, terraced paddy fields along the way & some Minangkabau style houses. The perfect weather gave clear blue sky with fluffy clouds. It just... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Great place to be in you are into nature. Beautiful scenery, with mountains as bacdrop, clear blue skies and pristine water. Simply breathtaking.

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Thank azim711
Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

West Sumatra has lots of lakes but Lake Maninjau is the one I love the most. To get the best of the view you need to visit Puncak Lawang as it gave you a clear look to the lake from above, truly beautiful. Then you can try getting closer to the lakeside through the famous 44 tight hairpins known as... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

Climbed through the kelok 44. My head went dizzy but dissappear once we reached the top. The place was not well maintained. They should have designed better facilities for the place.

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