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Pariaman


TdS 2013, 7 Stages Through 17 Beautiful Districts

Pariaman is a coastal city in West Sumatra, Indonesia. The popular annual festival of Tabuik is celebrated by people in this city every 10 Muharram of Islamic calendar (the Day of Ashura – please check the website as the exact date changes every year). In the festival, two such beautifully-decorated effigies or “Tabuik” are carried through the city. Named Tabuik Pasa and Tabuik Subarang, the effigies are swayed accompanied by 12 tasa kettledrums beaten in a spirit-rousing rhythm. In the afternoon, both Tabuik are moved to the coast and lowered into the sea before sunset. After they are thrown into the sea, many people go swimming looking for ‘memories’ of the Tabuik to keep. This festival has become important tourism agenda, endorsed by Pariaman city government every year.

Tabuik Festival

Anai Valley

Pariaman Beach

Gondaria Beach

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Limapuluh Kota


TdS 2013, 7 Stages Through 17 Beautiful Districts

Limapuluh Kota located in the northern part of West Sumatra. In this regency traveler can enjoy the magnificent Harau Canyon which offers beautiful scenery of valley with dark-brown-colored rocky cliff surrounded by paddy fields and lush green trees. There are also fascinating megalith sites in Limapuluh Kota regency, in the bowl-shaped Mahat Valley. This valley is surrounded by steep mountains with hundreds or maybe even thousands of megaliths.

Harau Canyon

Mahat Valley

Aia Baba Nature Park

Bukik Posuak Hill

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Padang


TdS 2013, 7 Stages Through 17 Beautiful Districts

Padang is the capital and largest city of West Sumatra. This city became point of transit and transport hub for traveler visiting tourist attractions around West Sumatra, served by Minangkabau International Airport, Port of Teluk Bayur and Bengkuang Bus Terminal. Travellers can try surfing or trekking on the Batu and Mentawai islands, or heading to the hill town of Bukittinggi or toKerinci Seblat National Park. Padang itself is well-known for ‘gastronomic and shopping tourism’. Rendang which is listed number one dish in the list “The World’s 50 Most Delicious Foods” by CNN International in 2011 originated from Padang. The other beautiful tourist objects in this city are Air Manis Beach, Padang Beach, Museum Adityawarman and Sarasah Banyak Gariang Waterfall.

Museum Adityawarman

Air Manis Beach

Pelabuhan Muaro Harbor

Padang Beach

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