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Top 17 attractions to explore in West Sumatra

Located on the west coast of the island of Sumatra. The prime tourist attractions of West Sumatra are the natural environment and the culture and history of the Minangkabau and Mentawai people.

Attractions in West Sumatra

Grand Mosque of West SumatraJl. Khatib Sulaiman, Alai Parak Kopi, Kec. Padang Utara, Kota Padang, Sumatera Barat 25173, Indonesia

It is the largest mosque in West Sumatra and the second largest mosque in Sumatra. It is located in Padang Utara Subdistrict, Padang, West Sumatra. The main building consists of three floors. The main prayer hall is located on the second floor. The mosque is able to accommodate 20,000 people.

Harau valleyNagari Harau, Kec. Harau, Harau, Kec. Harau, Kabupaten Lima Puluh Kota, Sumatera Barat 26271, Indonesia

The Harau Valley locted in West Sumatra in Indonesia. It is an area of natural beauty located halfway between Pekanbaru and Bukittinggi.

Istano Basa PagaruyungJl. Sutan Alam Bagagarsyah, Pagaruyung, Tj. Emas, Kabupaten Tanah Datar, Sumatera Barat 27281, Indonesia

Pagaruyung Palace is the palace of the former Pagaruyung Kingdom. The original Pagaruyung palace was built entirely from timber masonry, however, the current building frame was built using modern concrete structure.

Jam Gadang BukittinggiJl. Raya Bukittinggi - Payakumbuh, Benteng Ps. Atas, Kec. Guguk Panjang, Kota Bukittinggi, Sumatera Barat 26136, Indonesia

Jam Gadang is located in central Bukittinggi, a city in the Minangkabau Highlands of West Sumatra. The structure was built in 1926, during the Dutch colonial era, as a gift from Queen Wilhelmina to the city's controller. It was designed by architects Yazid Abidin and Sutan Gigi Ameh.

Janjang Koto GadangKayu Kubu, Mandiangin Koto Selayan, Bukittinggi City, West Sumatra 26115, Indonesia

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.

Japanese Tunnel BukittinggiJl. Panorama, Bukit Cangang Kayu Ramang, Kec. Guguk Panjang, Kota Bukittinggi, Sumatera Barat 26138, Indonesia

The Japanese tunnel is a protection tunnel built by the Japanese occupying army around 1942 for defense purposes. It is now one of the historical tourist attractions in the city of Bukittinggi, West Sumatra in Indonesia.

Lake DiatasLake Diatas, Solok, West Sumatra, Indonesia

Lake Diatas is a lake in West Sumatra, Indonesia. This lake together with Lake Dibawah, are known as the Twin Lakes (Danau Kembar).

Lake ManinjauLake Maninjau, Tanjung Raya, Agam Regency, West Sumatra, Indonesia

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.

Lake SingkarakLake Singkarak, X Koto Singkarak, Solok, West Sumatra, Indonesia

Lake Singkarak is a crater lake in West Sumatra, Indonesia. It has an area of 107.8 km², being approximately 21 km long and 7 km wide. It is the widest lake in Sumatra and the second biggest lake on the island, after Lake Toba.

Lembah Anai WaterfallSinggalang, Sepuluh Koto, Tanah Datar Regency, West Sumatra 27282, Indonesia

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.

Mount KerinciMount Kerinci, South Lubuk Gadang, Sangir, South Solok Regency, West Sumatra, Indonesia

Kerinci is an active volcano, with nearly annual phreatic eruptions. Kerinci can be climbed from the village of Kersik Tuo, 6 or 7 hours away from Padang by car or bus. The climb and descent normally takes 2 days and 1 night, when choosing to go all the way to the summit.

Mount SinggalangMount Singgalang, Balingka, Iv Koto, Agam Regency, West Sumatra, Indonesia

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)

Mount TalangMount Talang, Air Batumbuk, Gunung Talang, Solok, West Sumatra, Indonesia

Mount Talang(2,597 m) is an active stratovolcano in West Sumatra, Indonesia. Talang has two crater lakes on its flanks, the largest of which is called Lake Talang.

Museum AdityawarmanJl. Diponegoro No.10, Belakang Tangsi, Kec. Padang Bar., Kota Padang, Sumatera Barat 25114, Indonesia

The Adityawarman Museum (State Museum of West Sumatra) houses historic and cultural objects found in the province of West Sumatra, especially those related to the culture and history of Minangkabau and Mentawai. The most notable collection in the Adityawarman Museum are relics from the time of the 11th-century Malay-Buddhist kingdom of Dharmasraya.

Puncak LawangLawang, Matur, Agam Regency, West Sumatra 26162, Indonesia

Puncak Lawang is a viewpoint located in Agam Regency, West Sumatra, Indonesia. This place offers a stunning panorama and a rejuvenating atmosphere to visitors.

SikuaiSikuai, South Teluk Kabung, Bungus Teluk Kabung, Padang City, West Sumatra, Indonesia

Sikuai is an island in the sub-district of Bungus Teluk Kabung, City of Padang, West Sumatra Province, Indonesia. Sikuai offers you the beauty of marine life with snorkel, swim at the beach, or paddle a canoe in the middle of the sea. You also can bike around the island, trekking into the rainforest.

Taman Nasional Kerinci SeblatLubuk Minturun, Koto Tangah, Padang City, West Sumatra 25586, Indonesia

It is the largest national park on the island of Sumatra. The park area includes a large part of the Barisan mountain range, which form the western spine of Sumatra island and includes the highest peak in Sumatra, Mount Kerinci (3,805 m), one of more than five active volcanoes in the national park.

Map of attractions in West Sumatra