Batu Islands, South Nias Regency, North Sumatra, Indonesia
About Batu Islands
The Batu Islands are an archipelago of Indonesia located in the Indian Ocean, off the west coast of Sumatra, between Nias and Siberut. The three primary islands, of approximately equal size, are Pini, Tanahmasa, and Tanahbala. There are forty-eight smaller islands, of which the largest are Sipika, Simuk, Bodjo, Telo and Sigata; less than half are inhabited. The islands are governed as a part of South Nias regency within North Sumatra province. In Indonesian and Malay, batu means rock or stone.
Attractions near Batu Islands
Batang Gadis is a national park covering 1,080 km2 in North Sumatra province, Indonesia extending between 300 and 2,145 metres altitude. It is named after the Batang Gadis river that flows through the park. Signs of the endangered Sumatran tiger and the threatened Asian golden cat, leopard cat and clouded leopard were seen in the park. It is one of the adventurous and beautiful trekking and camping area in Sumatra.
Lake Maninjau is a large caldera lake with several villages bordering it. The Maninjau caldera was formed by a volcanic eruption estimated to have occurred around 52,000 years ago. It is a great place to relax, experience local rural lifestyle, and watch the sunsets.
Puncak Lawang is a viewpoint located in Agam Regency, West Sumatra, Indonesia. This place offers a stunning panorama and a rejuvenating atmosphere to visitors.
Singgalang is a volcano in West Sumatra, Indonesia. Its elevation is 2,877 m. It is a twin volcano with Mount Tandikat, which is located in the south-south-west of Singgalang. However, only Tandikat has had historical volcanic activity. There are 2 lakes at the summit, named Dewi (Goddess) and Kumbang (Beetle)
The waterfall is part of the Batang Lurang River and it resides by the roadside on a highland. Lembah Anai Waterfall is one of the best allures in the local nature conservation area.
Janjang Koto Gadang is located in Bukittinggi, West Sumatra, Janjang Koto Gadang is one of the new destinations in Indonesia which is similar to China Grea Wall. Janjang Koto Gadang connects Bukittinggi and Agam district with a length of approximately 1 km.
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