INTERESTING PLACES
PADANG PARIAMAN SIBERUT ISLAND National Museum Padang Bukittinggi Taman Hutan Raya Bung Hatta Pandai Sikat Maninjau Lake Singkarak Lake Talang Lake Payakumbuh Harau Valley Rimba Panti Nature Reserve Arta and Kata Beach Mentawai Islands Anai Valley Ngalau Indah Caves Batusangkar Pariangan/Belimbing Diatas and Dibawah Lakes (Solok)

 

 

Singkarak Lake

Another ideal place for recreation and water sport is Singkarak Lake, 36 km from Bukittinggi. There are several motels and restaurants in the area. Singkarak Lake is located about 10 Km of Solok city and ± 35 Km from Kayu Aro. This lake is located in X Koto district and spread across Solok - Bukit Tinggi way. The lake is state between two regencies that is Solok regency and Tanah Datar regency with ± 129,70 km2 (± 1.129,29 Ha) width. Siangkarak Lake is the widest lake in West Sumatra and the second widest lake in Sumatra Island after Toba Lake.

The Lake that located in 362,5 m height from the sea level, has special species of fish that only live in this lake and the only in the world. Society around called as Bilih Fish (Mystacoleuseus Padangensis). Uniquely, this fish cannot live in other habitat, both in an aquarium and in a pool. The people around are often selling this fish and the visitors can enjoy the specific taste of this fish in the restaurants that located around the lake.

The Lake is equipped by some facilities, such as; hotels, motels, restaurants and also water sport facilities. Beside used as tourism objects and the economic source of society around, nowadays, this lake also used as the electric source of Sicincin.

 

 

 

 

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