Articles Tagged with: West Sumatra

City of Solok


City of has many interesting tourist objects, such as Sarasah Batimpo Waterfall, Pulau Belibis Natural Park and Rumah Gajah Maharam which is one of the oldest traditional Gadang houses in West Sumatra.

Tugu Kota Solok Monument

Puncak Payo Peak

Belibis Island
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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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