Tourist Spots in Bukittinggi – Have a plan to visit Bukittinggi in Sumatra island anytime soon? If you have a chance to visit Padang, make sure you stop by Bukittinggi as well!
The distance between Padang and Bukittinggi is about 95 kilometers, which can be reached for less than 3 hours by car. Visiting Bukittinggi with your family can be a fun thing to do because you can witness the breathtaking views of mountains, forests and rice fields by yourself and have a great time.
5 Best Tourist Spots in Bukittinggi
Do you know that Bukittinggi has many Instagramable tourist destinations? Here are the top 5 place recommendations from us!
1. Ngarai Sianok Valley
Prefer to embrace nature? Go to Ngarai Sianok to see the natural panorama in the form of steep valley with small river in the middle. The valley is in the border town of Bukittinggi.
At the Sianok river, you can do some water sport activities such as canoeing, rafting or kayaking. Furthermore, you can enjoy the beauty of the canyon from Panorama Park while eating good food at the gazebo. One of the famous foods in Bukittinggi is called Nasi Kapau.
The quiet and calm atmosphere makes the valley become a favourite destination for tourists, far away from the hustle bustle of the urban life.
Location: Jl. Panorama, Cangang Kayu Ramang Hill, Guguk Panjang, Agam Regency, West Sumatra 26138.
2. Japanese Hole
In the same area with Ngarai Sianok Valley, you can visit Japanese tunnel, t-mates. The Japanese hole is a bunker of protection built during the Japanese occupation forces around 1942 for defence purposes.
In addition, in this tourist spot in Bukittinggi, you will find as many as 21 tunnels with the depth of 49 meters. A long time ago, the tunnels were used for residence, kitchen, detention room and so on.
The Japanese hole was built by tens of thousands of romusha from Java island, Kalimantan and Sulawesi. The hole was built to pass through Ngarai Sianok Valley, Jam Gadang, Fort De Kock, and Bung Hatta Palace.
Location: Jl. Panorama, Cangang Ramang Wood Hill, Guguk Panjang, Bukittinggi City, West Sumatra 26138
3. Big Clock
Stop by the Big Clock when you visit Bukittinggi because it is a major landmark in the city. Many tourists like to come to the landmark that is situated in the center of the city, near the main market called Pasar Ateh.
The clock was designed by architects Yazin and Sutan Gigi Ameh. Following Indonesian independece, the top of the tower was reshaped to its present form which resembles traditional Minang roofs.
4. Fort de Kock
The tourist attractions in Bukittinggi that you should visit is Fort de Kock. This fort reminded us of the Padri War led by Imam Bonjol that took place in 1803-1838.
Fort Fort de Kock was built by the Dutch to provide a defensive point to protect five villages surrounding the hill. From above of the fort, you can also see the beauty of the city of Bukittinggi. For those of you who like photography, this white-painted building is quite photogenic to be the object of your photos.
Location: Jl. Yos Sudarso, Benteng Ps. Atas, Guguk Panjang, Bukittinggi City, West Sumatra 26136
5. Baanjuang Traditional House Museum
Before changing its name to the Baanjuang Traditional House Museum, this formerly unique museum building was known as the Kanduang Bundo Museum. In this museum, there are at least 9 rooms with a bridge on the right and left side.
Nevertheless, the museum which has a land area of about 2,798 square meters, you can find various kinds of collections related to the Minang custom like the miniatures from Gadang, Surau, Balairung, and Lapau Houses.
Not only that, you will also find several other collections such as traditional clothes and traditional Minang, Saluak, jewelry, Al-Qur’an, and ancient currency.
Moreover, you will also see various types of animals that are preserved with unique and rare forms. For example, a double-headed buffalo, eight-legged buffalo, and a goat with 2 faces.
Location: Marga Satwa Park and Kinantan Culture. Jalan Cindua Mato No. 1, Benteng Pasar Atas Village, Bukittinggi City, West Sumatra.
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