Friday, October 9, 2009


Lake Maninjau a volcanic lake, located at an altitude of 461.50 meters above sea level. The extent of approximately 99.5 km ² and has a maximum depth of 495 meters. The existence of Lake Maninjau created a legend Bujang Sembilan, which is believed by the public about its existence. Once there was a family consisting of 10 men, 9 men (flunky) and a woman named Sani. Keelokkan Sani looks and behavior into its own allure for a young man named Sigiran. In short they then establish romance. One day they were accused of immoral acts by the footmen. To prove it, they jumped into the crater of the mountain Review. They swear if they committed acts of immorality then the mountain will not erupt, and if they do not perform immoral acts then this mountain would erupt. Finally, the volcano erupted and the eruption formed a large crater which is then filled by water and became lakes like now.
First President of the Republic of Indonesia Ir. Sukarno in a while visiting Lake Maninjau and amazed by its beauty. To express his admiration for those he wrote a poem that reads: "If eating arai Pinang, eat with a green betel leaves, do not come to the Ranah Minang, if you drop by to Maninjau". Poem written by the first President of the Republic of Indonesia, suffice to describe the beauty represents
Lake Maninjau landscape exotic.
Maninjau Lake is located in Tanjung Raya district, Agam District, To reach Lake Maninjau, trips taken by landline. There are 2 alternate route to get to Lake Maninjau. First, enter the path of the West and two from the East. From West, traveling through the beginning of Padang Pariaman path toward Lubuk Basung (Agam district capital), more or less taken for 1 ½ hours. And from the east, the journey starts from Padang to Bukittinggi Bukittinggi and the city continues to travel through the meanders of Lake Maninjau 44
In the vicinity of Lake Maninjau many hotels that could be used for a place to stay, ranging from grade to grade star jasmine. In addition to the hotel, there is also / home stay / are managed by the community, the bias used as an alternative to the tourist to a place to stay. As for treating the hunger, the tourists can choose a favorite place to eat, because many restaurants are available along the lake with a good menu presents a variety of different dishes from the cuisine of Padang and abroad.

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