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Address: Kabupaten Agam - Bukittinggi | Kabupaten Agam - Bukittinggi, Padang, Indonesia
Phone Number: +62 31 80753883

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You can reach it from Padang via Bukittinggi. You'll be served by beautiful scenery along trip. But, if you want to enjoy the lake directly, you should access it from Padang Via... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 14, 2016
Fasta'Iza N
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Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Too long trip bay car to reach this place with the disappoint when you realize that still dirty as usual in Indonesia

Thank Jose P
Bukittinggi, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

its a beautiful lake, but the waters smell is so anoying, to foul maybe because this lake used by local people breeds fish in cages.

Thank Duanmrc
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

You can reach it from Padang via Bukittinggi. You'll be served by beautiful scenery along trip. But, if you want to enjoy the lake directly, you should access it from Padang Via Lubuk Basung. I like the smail snail of Maninjau called Pensi. It's delicious.

Thank Fasta'Iza N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

In addition to Puncak Lawang, Kelok 34 is obviously tge most picturesque point of view if you want to take pictures or just sit, have a warm noodle plus a cup of tea, and enjoy the majestic lake. Looking down from Kelok 34, you will spot a vacant traditional minang house by the lake. Breathtakingly beautiful...

Thank Sita S
Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

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.

Thank sophiahartono
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

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.

Thank GaiNafi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

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 ....

Thank Fitria A
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Atedja J
Bogor, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank JohnWedderburn
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Ginny G

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