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Lake Maninjau

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Address: Kabupaten Agam - Bukittinggi | Kabupaten Agam - Bukittinggi, Padang 25124, Indonesia
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Awesome scenery

We passed the famous kelok 44 to get thru to Lake maninjau. Its a vast lake surrounded by mountains and small island. Local people set up fsmall fishing port along the lake. Its... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
zarikh z
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My last visit to Maninjau Lake was end of 2016 after previous visit in 2015. I spent an afternoon for a coffee at a cafe nearby the lake. It was quite a descent cafe compared with others in the area but I forgot the name. Also had some talks with local people while practicing my bahasa Padang. From what I... More 

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46 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We passed the famous kelok 44 to get thru to Lake maninjau. Its a vast lake surrounded by mountains and small island. Local people set up fsmall fishing port along the lake. Its good to spend sometimes here after going thru the dizzying kelok 44. You can stop anywhere along lake maninjau where local sometimes set up small booth that... More 

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Thank zarikh z
Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lake on the hill.Awesome view even to reach there can cause you short of breath because of the steep road

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Thank missZaline
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in the center of mountains around. After passing through 44 times turns through the hills, with friends, we enjoy the view. The water was so calm. The lake is being used by local people to grow fishes with traditional ways. Unfortunately we could not find the part of this lake where the center of crowds.

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Thank CenturyAlpha
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

From hill top you can see the perfect view of Lake maninjau.. the village and background mountains..

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Thank Ahmad A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Indonesia have many and beautiful lake but unmaintained.Some place was dirty, usually if people can reach lake side.If you like take a photoshoot maybe you can see others review to take best picture but if you want to go swimming not recommended.Just to see the greatness for Alloh, yes this is the place. سبحن الله

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

To get a nice view; go to Puncak Lawang. But Puncak Lawang might not suitable for elderly since you need to hike a bit (by stairs).

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

With only a few guest houses in Maninjau village you have great views and nice nature all around the lake.

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Thank alidaszabo
Pekanbaru, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

You can have a best view if you see it from Puncak Lawang or Lawang Park. When the wheather is nice the view is even more beautiful.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We drove from Bukittinggi to Matur to capture the view from puncak lawang. Amazing view from all angle. Just stop by one of those little stalls by the ridge and capture the great view.

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