Home Travel Stories News Events Contact Us Faq's

Login User

Destinations in Indonesia

You have to login first to rate this destination
4.13/5 (8 votes)
 

Views:228299

Home » Padang

Padang

Fixed Dimensions

Images with fixed dimensions
images/35x35/1.jpg
  1. Rumah Gadang

    Rumah Gadang, traditional house in Padang. It mean ' Big House' in English. its roof shaped like a bull horn..
  2. Mosque

    Mosque. Traditional and old mosque, located on the green rice field in Padang.
  3. Jam Gadang

    Jam Gadang. Located in Bukittinggi. one of the famous landmark of Kota Padang
  4. Silat Sumbar

    Silek Harimau, West Sumatera.
  5. Kain Songket

    Kain Songket
  6. Padang

  7. Padang

  8. Padang

  9. Padang

  10. Padang

  11. Padang

  12. Tari Piring, Sumatera Barat

  13. Tari Piring, Sumatera Barat

  14. Tari Piring, Sumatera Barat

  15. Saluang

    Serupa seruling bambu pada umumnya namun berbentuk seperti pipa bambu dengan pangkal potongan tidak ditutup seperti pada seruling.
  16. Saluang

    Serupa seruling bambu pada umumnya namun berbentuk seperti pipa bambu dengan pangkal potongan tidak ditutup seperti pada seruling.
  17. silek harimau

 

Overview

The capital of West Sumatra, Padang is the gateway to the Minang highlands. With the largest port on Sumatra’s West Coast, this is a merchant town attracting ships trading in goods such as rubber, cinnamon, coffee, tee, cement and coal. If you take a stroll down to the old colonial waterfront you’ll see century old warehouses stocked with fragrant cinammon and other spices waiting to b

The capital of West Sumatra, Padang is the gateway to the Minang highlands. With the largest port on Sumatra’s West Coast, this is a merchant town attracting ships trading in goods such as rubber, cinnamon, coffee, tee, cement and coal. If you take a stroll down to the old colonial waterfront you’ll see century old warehouses stocked with fragrant cinammon and other spices waiting to be shipped to Jakarta and Singapore.  

The Batang Arau River flows through the city and it is quite a sight to see the collection of small boats and hand paddled ferries that line the riverside.

Or you can do some diving activities in Padang. Go this link if you want to see more information about it.

Show More

See on The Map

To Stay

There are a range of accomodation options in Padang from budget to delux hotels.

The Buminang Hotel is a four star establishment, fully equipped with kareoke rooms.

The Inna Muara Hotel is a mid range centrally located hotel with rooms with air conditioning.  







There are a range of accomodation options in Padang from budget to delux hotels.

The Buminang Hotel is a four star establishment, fully equipped with kareoke rooms.

The Inna Muara Hotel is a mid range centrally located hotel with rooms with air conditioning.  

Tips

  • There branches of all major Indonesian banks and ATMs available in town.
  • The Padang Tourism website contains information about the city and surrounding attractions.
  • There branches of all major Indonesian banks and ATMs available in town.
  • The Padang Tourism website contains information about the city and surrounding attractions.

To Buy

For shoppers, local handicrafts are ideal souvenirs to bring back to your loved ones at home. Handicrafts like woven cloths, silverwork, ironwood carvings and Chinese ceramics can all be found for sale in this city. For the best range of souvenir stalls head to Jalan Imam Bonjo.  



For shoppers, local handicrafts are ideal souvenirs to bring back to your loved ones at home. Handicrafts like woven cloths, silverwork, ironwood carvings and Chinese ceramics can all be found for sale in this city. For the best range of souvenir stalls head to Jalan Imam Bonjo.  

Get Around

Most attractions in Padang are within walking distance but if you need a break, there are metered taxis available.

Although slower, a more romantic option is to take a bendi – a horse drawn cart.

The city is also serviced by mini buses and buses.





Most attractions in Padang are within walking distance but if you need a break, there are metered taxis available.

Although slower, a more romantic option is to take a bendi – a horse drawn cart.

The city is also serviced by mini buses and buses.

Get There

Padang is half-way up Sumatra’s west coast and is served by a good network of land, air and sea routes.

Padang’s new airport is the Bandara Internasional Minangkabau (off Jl Adinegoro), 20km north of the centre of town. Domestic flights go daily between Padang and Jakarta, Medan and Palembang. Airlines operating flights to Padang include Garuda, Air Asia and Lion Air.

Padang’s Ben



Padang is half-way up Sumatra’s west coast and is served by a good network of land, air and sea routes.

Padang’s new airport is the Bandara Internasional Minangkabau (off Jl Adinegoro), 20km north of the centre of town. Domestic flights go daily between Padang and Jakarta, Medan and Palembang. Airlines operating flights to Padang include Garuda, Air Asia and Lion Air.

Padang’s Bengkuang bus terminal is located 12 km from town.

Show More

To Eat

If you like a little spice in your food then Padang is the place for you. Famous throughout Indonesia for its distinctive cuisine, Padang is the place to go to sample the famous spicy nasi padang food that has spread throughout the country and the world. Padang food includes such delicacies as the spicy coconut curry rendang and soto padang.

Experience the unique way Padang food is served. Watch h

If you like a little spice in your food then Padang is the place for you. Famous throughout Indonesia for its distinctive cuisine, Padang is the place to go to sample the famous spicy nasi padang food that has spread throughout the country and the world. Padang food includes such delicacies as the spicy coconut curry rendang and soto padang.

Experience the unique way Padang food is served. Watch how waiters expertly carry more than ten plates with all kinds of delicacies on both arms. These dishes will then be spread out on the table for diners to pick and choose. You will be charged only for those dishes you have tasted.  

Show More

To Do

Take a pleasant walk around the older parts of Padang like Kampung Cina (China town) where turn of the century houses line the streets. Around here you’ll see a collection of Chinese herbalists doing business as well as coffee shops that can provide a refreshing cool drink to escape the heat of the day.

The Provinicial Museum in downtown Padang is home to a collection of prehistoric artifact

Take a pleasant walk around the older parts of Padang like Kampung Cina (China town) where turn of the century houses line the streets. Around here you’ll see a collection of Chinese herbalists doing business as well as coffee shops that can provide a refreshing cool drink to escape the heat of the day.

The Provinicial Museum in downtown Padang is home to a collection of prehistoric artifacts, stamps, imported ceramics, modern art and displays about the Minang and Mentawai culture.

Air Manis is Padang’s most popular beach, located about one hours walk along the coast (or a quick trip in a minibus). The legend of the beach says that once a young man named Malin Kundang went out to sea to become a rich merchant. When he returned home, his mother was so excited she dressed in her best clothes, made him a meal and went out to his ship to meet him. But Malin Kudang felt ashamed and pretended not to know her. His mother’s heart broke and as he sailed away she cursed him. As the he left, thunder and lightening broke out and the ship sank. Everyone aboard perished and were turned to stone – a coral outcropping at the beach is said to be their remains.

At Bungus, a small village about 25km south of Padang there is a pleasant swimming beach sheltered in a bay. From here you can hire an outrigger to visit the nearby coral islands which lie about an hour off shore.

Show More

Related Activity

Heritage Sites

Heritage Sites Many of the world's most ancient wonders can be found in Indonesia. From sacred temples to palace ruins, from prehistoric remains to living traditions...

read more