Top Tourist destinations in Bukittinggi – Have a plan to visit Bukittinggi in Sumatra island anytime soon? If you have a chance to visit Padang, make sure you stop by Bukittinggi as well!
The distance between Padang and Bukittinggi is about 95 kilometers, which can be reached for less than 3 hours by car. Visiting Bukittinggi with your family can be a fun thing to do because you can witness the breathtaking views of mountains, forests and rice fields by yourself and have a great time.
Top Tourist Destinations In Bukittinggi
1. Discover Ngarai Sianok Valley
Prefer to embrace nature? Go to Ngarai Sianok to see the natural panorama in the form of steep valley with small river in the middle. The valley is in the border town of Bukittinggi.
At the Sianok river, you can do some water sport activities such as canoeing, rafting or kayaking. Furthermore, you can enjoy the beauty of the canyon from Panorama Park while eating good food at the gazebo. One of the famous foods in Bukittinggi is called Nasi Kapau.
The quiet and calm atmosphere makes the valley become a favourite destination for tourists, far away from the hustle bustle of the urban life.
2. Object of the bell tower of Bukittinggi
The first tourist attraction in Bukittinggi is Gadanguur. The clock tower is an icon of the city of Bukittinggi that you must visit. The clock tower becomes a meeting point for tourists who come to Bukittinggi.
The location of this gadang clock is in the area of Nan Aluih Sabai Park opposite the Bung Hatta Palace. Gadangklok itself is a Dutch colonial heritage building that still exists and is well maintained.
The size of this building is approximately 13 × 4 meters. A number of trees have been planted in the area around the hour from Gadang so that it feels more shaded.
3. Limpapeh Bridge, Bukittinggi City
You can also visit the Limpapeh Bridge. This bridge was built around 1995 with dominant colors of yellow and red. This steel bridge connects the nature and culture park of Kinantan with Fort Kock.
4. Janjang Ampek Puluah Bukittinggi
In Bukittinggi you can also visit Janjang Ampek Puluah or forty stairs in Indonesian.
The name of the long ampek puluah ladder itself is given according to the number of steps forty. Ampek Puluah is quite steep with a height of 25 cm. The ladder is dark red.
5. Historical tourism museum Bung Hatta Bukittinggi
To add love to Indonesia you must visit the Bung Hatta Museum in Bukit Tinggi city. This museum is the birthplace of Bung Hatta with an area of more than 1,000 m² which has been released by the city council of Bukittinggi. It is estimated that the land area is only part of the land that used to belong to the family of the late Bung Hatta.
Nusantara Insights Education Foundation, which manages Bunga Hatta University and renovated the birthplace of Bung Hatta in September 1994. The planning and execution of the renovation was led by the Chancellor of Bung Hatta University. The museum is managed by the Office of Tourism, Art and Culture of Bukittinggi, which has a high historical value.
If you are on holiday with children, do not forget to visit a museum that is very historical for the founders of our country.
6. Botanical Garden
The botanical garden is a perfect escape from Malaysia’s busy cities. Botanical Garden in Bukit Tinggi offers peace and a quiet environment perfect for relaxing in the laps of nature and is one of the famous Bukit Tinggi attractions. You can take a slow walk and see the ponds as well as streams filled with Koi. You can also explore different areas of the garden in whichever direction you are leading to. It is one of the best places to visit in Bukit Tinggi Malaysia when you want to take a break from the noisy city or simply want to calm your mind, body and soul.
7. Batu Caves
Another one of the top tourist destinations in Bukittinggi is a limestone hill, Batu caves. It has a series Batu cave temples for couples to visit which makes it an iconic destination. There are three main caves that have Hindu temples and shrines. The highlight of this site is the large statue of the Hindu God places at the entrance and a steep climb of 272 steps. During the annual Hindu festival, Batu caves in attract thousands of worshippers and tourists to see a huge statue of Hindu God at the entrance. Couples can also go for adventurous rock climbing and see paintings in Ramayana Cave.