Hundreds water falls .
While it is long way from lake Toba or Sibolga to
Bukit Tinggi , it is worth try to stop here for leisure because the view is very
beautiful with lakes and green mountains and many big waterfalls around
. Below the mountains scattered ocen of
green paddy field . This place is really
a blessed place from God , around Harau cliff if you arrive during the day you
may still meet many colourful
butterflies . Harau Cliff has 5 big beatiful waterfalls .Some people say , it is better place than in
find guide to Mentawai Island if you want to see the primitive people . Buses from Bukit Tinggi to Padang take 3 hours.
Bukit Tinggi is in Province Sumatera Barat and this province has 29
mountains but the most popular for the trekker and close to Bukit
Tinggi is :
1.Gunung Marapi ( active vulcano , 2891,3m ) , Kabupaten Agam dan Kabupaten Tanah Datar, Sumatera Barat
2.Gunung Singgalang ( vulcano, 2877 m ) , Kabupaten
Agam, Sumatera Barat , It has two lakes on height 2675 mdpl :
Telaga Dewi and Telaga Kumbang .
3.Gunung Talamau ( vulcano , 2982m ) Desa Pinagar, Kecamatan Kinali, Kabupaten Pasaman Barat , has 13 lakes on top . WATER FALLS :
There are many waterfalls arond Harau cliff , one is Air terjun Sarasah Bunta .
Air terjun Badorai , ON HE FOOT OF GUNUNG MARAPI , Sungai Puar ,
Kecamatan sungabi Puar , Kabupaten Agam , Sumatera Barat , 8 km from
Bukit Tinggi .
Abdi Homestay, Ikbal & Noni
Kab. 50 Kota
| Harau Valley,
from Rp 60.000 .
for naturalist, backed by the cliffs of Harau, and looking out onto the paddy
fields. . They give you coffee or tea any time you like. Many shops near
by, start from Rp70.000 .
Jl Benteng No 1 Bukit Tinggi, Bukittinggi 26111, Indonesia, start from
Dr.Rivai No20, Bukittinggi, Indonesia , start from Rp100.000.
Jl. Jendral Sudirman No. 57, Bukittinggi 26112, Indonesia , up the mountain from Rp200.000
Hotel PANGERAN ***
Traditional bride in moslem style ( woman using scarf ) and the
bride costum is called Kain Sulam Karancang ( traditional Karancang
embroidered ). Souvenirs from Bukit Tinggi are :
Kain Songket Bukit Tinggi ( traditional woven , man using Kain Songket cover the pant )
Kain sulam Karancang .
Sepatu Kain Sulam ( shoes made with embroidery motif )
Kerupuk Balado ( Casava chip with chilli sauce or sweet or plain /salty )
This is kain Sulam Timbul Bukit Tinggi , can be found every
where in the market cost around Rp150.000 or more/piece according to
the motif and material .
Most gold accesories around Sumatera is made from pure gold standarized
to London carat , so don'tmissed it , you can find it in market with
sign " Toko Mas ....." or 'Toko Emas ...." , emas or mas means gold .
Remember Sumatera named was Swarnadwipa during Sriwijaya naval kingdom means land of gold .
Keripik Balado can be found along street of Bukit tinggi tilll Padang also durian during the durian season .
Durian season is not same in all town so every month we can find durian .
Pagaruyung palace .
This was palace of king of Malayapura in central Sumatera Adytiawarman in century 12th according to inscription Batu Rajo .
How to get there :
You go to terminal bus Aur Kuning in Buit Tinggi take public bus to
batu Sangkar , Kabupaten Tanah Datar around 58km , cost around Rp10.000
, tellthem to go to istana Pagaruyung then they will drop you at
traffic light junction then take ojek ( motor biker rental ) to the
palace or walk .
Anyway , have you seen how crazy orang Minang is ? ( People in Padang or Bukit Tinggi are called orang Minang )