Payakumbuh is a picturesque village and market place. Fine basketry
is available here. It is 35 km from Bukittinggi and a little further
up is the most dramatic view on the Harau Valley. Harau canyon,
near Payakumbuh is a deep canyon with beautiful waterfall and
many butterflies. Near Lake Meninjau, Batang Palapuh a sanctuary,
giant rafflesia flowers are sometime found.