4 Days in West Sumatra: Rolling Hills, Green Canyons & Traditional Houses

Overlooked by most travellers on the Banana Pancake trail, West Sumatra is home to some of the trail’s most beautiful natural sceneries, with rolling hills, mountains, canyons, valleys and national parks dotting every single corner of this province. Home to over 5 million people, West Sumatra is dominated by Minangkabau ethnic groups whose legacy is reflected in its distinctive spired traditional houses known as Rumah Gadang.

Rumah Gadang, Padang Panjang, West Sumatra, Indonesia

[Image Credit: Mohammad Azmi]

Places covered include:

  1. Lamun Ombak
  2. Lembah Anai Waterfall
  3. Minang Village
  4. Jam Gadang Bukittinggi
  5. RM Family Benteng Indah
  6. Harau Valley
  7. Echo Valley
  8. Rumah Makan Gulai Kambiang Uwan Situjuah
  9. Istano Basa Pagaruyung
  10. Istano Silinduang Bulan
  11. Pariangan Village
  12. RM Nasi Kapau Uni Cah
  13. Tabiang Takuruang
  14. Janjang Koto Gadang
  15. Itiak Lado Mudo Ngarai
  16. Panorama Park
  17. Japanese Cave
  18. RM Pagi Sore
  19. Padang Beach

To read the full article with detailed itinerary, please head to Singapore n Beyond where my article was originally published.

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