Adu Kerbau is the traditional bullfight that takes place regularly between two buffalo bulls who run around a muddy field until one flees, often breaking the barrier while spectators run for their lives. Many tour operators offer trips to Kota Baru and Batagak where the fights take place.
This is the name given to the Minang house and take a tour from Bukittinggi to see them. The number of horns (extensions to the house)signify how many daughters the husband has and the house will get bigger as the family increases.
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if you like scenery then you can enjoy the tour to minangkabau, lake maninjau and harau valley.. but if you love hiking, you can try it at siberut island, maninjau and rafflesia.. i know lots of people out there like to do mountain climbing.. here in west sumatra we have the best mountain for you to enjoy like merapi mountain, singgalang mountain and kerici mountain.. if you're interested to do all these activities, book your flight ticket now to Padang, west Sumatra and contact me for the info... have a nice holiday :)
City was fullybooked, found a tourguide Roni P. , firstname.lastname@example.org, who helped and found a nice cheap - hotel Orchid and offered his tours in motocicle. I had a chance to try that for first time and was very interesting driving to places normal tours do not get! Seing the impressive flying foxes at 6 pm at the top of the cannion was a surprize and a different experience!
it call Jam Gadang similar with big clock in Bukittinggi. It located nearby Pasar Atas and Goa jepang.
A center of attraction is the town's clock-tower, topped with a horn- shaped roof and referred to by the people as Jam Gadang. It overlooks the market square and the city's magnificent surroundings.
there are so many things you can do around Bukittinggi! In cafe Bedudal we found a guide who had many suggestions and was very helpful - also if we wanted to do things on our own without a guide. His name is Fikar. Even by just browsing through his website you get so many reasons for going to Bukittinggi!
Inside PANORAMA PARK we can find the Cave which was built in Japanese Occupation Era in 1942 to 1945, it was a DUNGEON built by Javanese peoples which are recruit by Japanese army in a work force and said that thousand peoples died in built this cave. JAPAN GOVERNMENT was very much concern to the cave and its history, then DONATED a grant aid for renovation this historical site by the local government and now become as a memorial site of world war second and Japanese army occupation
PANORAMA PARK is a memorial Park in line with the history of Japan Occupation in Indonesia during 1942 to 1945 in which times Japan draw thousand peoples from Java island to be a slave and force to work to built a cave near Ngarai Sianok. JAPAN Government was very much concern to the history of this cave, recognized that many peoples died for this CAVE project, to the memory of that peoples, Under the JAPAN GOVERNMENT DONATION, the local government then built this memorial park on the beautiful landscape of Bukit Tinggi and Ngarai Sianok
The collection of the Animals in the BukitTinggi Zoo is only a few, A flock of Deer, a Camels, an Elephants and another preservative died animals.The other things worth of visits ae, the Museum at Rumah Adat BAANJUNG, the landscape and nice view of BukitTinggi and its surrounding seen from Fort DE COCK
This is a beautiful tourist place, the cave is human made and was been built when Indonesia Occupied by Japan , there is a corner used as a DUNGEON, the design is arrange in a such manner that the wall of the cave was made to absorbing the sound mechanically
From Panorama Park's Entrance Gate, take the right turn on which you can see Sianok Canyon from a shelter at the corner of the Park. A rice field, a bridge and a wide landscape is offer a gorgeous view of a Canyon
NGARAI mean Canyon, Taman Panorama Ngarai Sianok is a Park for breath taking and a place on which we can see a stunning panorama of SIANOK CANYON, this park was open for public with Rp. 3, 000 entrance fee, if someone in the park offer you a guidance, please confirm how much the payment in advance or if you guided by yourself, just say no and said that you just take a look and not necessary a guidance
it was building in Minagkabau Architectural design, It was a worth to visit if you walking down to the Bukit Tinggi main street, Jalan SUDIRMAN, where you can send letter, postcard and an internet also available at the lower ground of this building
As we enter one corner of Bukit Tinggi Town Center, we can see a placard written with BUKIT TINGGI KOTA WISATA at the main road Jl. SUDIRMAN ntersection,t BUKIT mean a HILL and TINGGI mean HIGH, while KOTA WISATA is TOURIST CITY
www.cimbuak.net and others have quite a bit written about this town/village so I would not go into details. I had a wonderful time here interacting with the locals. I do think that Sumbar people are really nice & friendly (or maybe they just do that to tourists :). Partly I guess due to their matrilineal culture which in essence, is to help the less fortunate (ladies or gentlemen) in their time of need. Hence for example, the concept of ‘Rumah Gadang’ (Main House) where anybody from the clan could find shelter there.
While I do not know much about 'songket', I do find the prices a bit more expensive than Malaysia. However, I think it's worth a visit since it's not that far from Bukit Tinggi. And while we were there, we did find busload of local tourists (probably Jakartans) bargaining their best for the songkets here.