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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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