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Sawahlunto

Sawahlunto

SawahluntoSawahlunto is the only coal mining town in West Sumatra, known as the town of the Black Pearl. Coal was found here since the mid-19th century and afterwards the Ombilin mines were build. Already in 1894 an electric power plant was constructed using coal as...
Kota Gadang

Kota Gadang

Kota Gadang is a picturesque silverwork village near Bukittinggi on the other side of the Sianok valley. In the village are a variety of beautiful colonial houses and the place breathes an atmosphere of days gone by. Kota Gadang is well known because of its fine...
Lake Maninjau

Lake Maninjau

The mysterious lake Lake ManinjauDescending via the road with the forty four curves, while clouds drive by at eye-level, you have breathtaking views over the lake. Madelon Szekely Lulofs about Maninjau The author Madelon Szekely Lulofs lived during her youth in...
The Kerinci National Park

The Kerinci National Park

The impressive Kerinci Seblat nature reserve is one of the few places which is still home to the Sumatran tiger. In the Kerinci reserve are two volcanic mountains, the Gunung Tujuh and the highest mountain of Sumatra, the 3805 meter high Kerinci. On the feet of these...