Padang, the capital of Indonesia's West Sumatra, lies on Sumatra's west coast. The city is served by the newly opened Minangkabau International Airport. Padang features a tropical rainforest climate under Köppen’s climate classification. Padang is one of Indonesia’s wettest cities, with frequent rainfall throughout the course of the year.
Padang foods are common throughout the country and are famous for their spicy food.
There are some pleasant offshore islands, such as Sikuai island and Pagang island.
Many beautiful spots which can be visited for snorkelling, fishing or just relaxing on the white sandy beaches.
Rumah gadang (big house) are the traditional homes of the West Sumatra people. The houses have dramatic curved roof structure with multi-tiered, upswept gables.
from the dock of Padang to Pagang Island takes 30min with a speedboat
The cleanest beach I've ever seen.
Up to 2009, Padang has received the "Adipura" (cleanest and greenest city) award in the category of large city 17 times.
snorkelling with fish and turtles
Island of Gold, also known by the name "Suwarnadwipa Beach Club & Resort" is a name that is located on the beach inn the southern coastal city of Padang parts of the West Coast of Sumatra. a new destinations in West Sumatra.
you can ride a banana boat between the islands
time to go back to
nature spot :
Anai Valley Waterfall
A nice place to take a brief stop before arriving to Bukittinggi. This site is easily seen because the fall is located just next to the road.
a coffee break in the middle of canyons
you'll see Bukit Barisan mountains along the way
A wonderful place to visit to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Wander through the valley surrounded by sheer cliffs a couple of hundred metres high, past quiet paddy fields and impressive waterfalls.
is a structural road proudly presented as iconic structure that consists of 9 bending circling curve. This bridge was build to replace original road build by Dutch administration in early 20 century, in order to cut travel time as much as 4 hours.
undergrounds bunkers and tunnels built by the Japanese during WWII