Bukit Tinggi (day one)

Bukittinggi (Indonesian for "high hill") is the second biggest city in West Sumatra, Indonesia, it's in the Minangkabau Highlands, 90 km by road from the West Sumatran capital city of Padang. The whole area is directly adjacent to the Agam Regency. It is located near the volcanoes Mount Singgalang (inactive) and Mount Merapi (still active). At 930 m above sea level, the city has a cool climate with temperatures between 16.1° to 24.9°C.

 The city was known as Fort de Kock in colonial times in reference to the Dutch outpost established here in 1825 during the Padri War. The fort was founded by Captain Bauer at the top of Jirek hill and later named after the then Lieutenant Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies, Hendrik Merkus de Kock.

The Dutch hilltop outpost Fort de Kock is connected to the zoo by the Limpapeh Bridge pedestrian overpass.

food... glorious food...

Taman Bundo Kanduang park. The park includes a replica Rumah Gadang (literally: big house) with the distinctive Minangkabau roof architecture) used as a museum of Minangkabau culture and a zoo.

Ngarai Sianok (Sianok Canyon)

Lubang Jepang (Japanese Caves) — a network of underground bunkers and tunnels built by the Japanese during World War II

thank you all for stopping by...

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful post with lots of wonderful pictures of West Sumatra. :) Really interesting to see. :)
    Greetings from Canada