Kapalo Banda is located around 10kms from the center of Payakumbuh, it can be said the end of population where the rain forest is said to be the direct border with another province. It's actually an irrigation system that was built during the colonization of Dutch in Indonesia, and it's still being used until this day after certain renovations so the populations of Taram can water their rice fields throughout the year.
It's surrounded by hills and rain forests, and you can enjoy riding the bamboo raft which has the capacity of 3-4 adults, and costs US$4/h per raft. With this raft, you can travel through the river into the forest where you can smell the pure scents of trees and plants, and if you get lucky you can meet some monkeys which mostly show up after sunset.
It can be an outstanding experience if you love wildlife and nature. There's also a guide service if you're interested in exploring the wild nature
This flower i saw in Harau Valley, and the local people sell it for the tourist.... what a beautiful flower is... i don't know in English name of this flower, it just somekind orchid.....but in Indonesia is "Anggrek Selop".
I walked through a small farm, past paddy fields and maize, with birds singing and colourful butterflies flitting around us. Picturesque but brief, it was the perfect walk-in.
I forget the name of this restaurant but it's on the way to Payakumbuh from Riau province....and the good of this place is while we eating we can see the view of the mount and paddys and if the weather is good, and clear, we also can see the Malaka Sea....
Here you can choose wich one you will take, the bus or Bendi? The bus for city to other city and bendi is a perfect vihicle around the city....:)