Ngarai Sianok (Sianok Gorge) has two hill
walls facing each other almost vertically. Its height is about 100 to
120 meters and its length is about 15 km. These walls form a gorge where
you could see large paddy fields and rivers at their feet. This gorge
separates Bukit Tinggi and Mount Singgalang.
The beauty of Sianok can be seen from Panorama Park in Bukit Tinggi
or you could also go into the gorge, which is a settlement and paddy
field area. To enjoy the scenery from the Park, visitors could pay an
entrance fee of Rp 3.000 per person. In addition to the gorges beauty,
visitors can also visit a Japanese bunker located at the base of the
gorge. Ngarai Sianok is the most beautiful place in West Sumatra,
particularly during sunrise and sunset.
Ngarai Sianok has abundant natural resources and culture. It is
located about 1 km southwest of Bukit Tinggi.Visitors can take a private
car or sado/andong (traditional carriage) from the city center to
Panorama Park which is located at Panorama Street while enjoying the
cool weather in Bukit Tinggi.
From Minangkabau international airport, you can take a rented car or
minibus plying the Padang-Bukit Tinggi route to Bukit Tinggi. The
distance between Padang and Bukit Tinggi is 90 km.
If you want to enjoy the beauty of Ngarai Sianok from Panorama Park,
you can use the gazebos while watching monkeys playing around in the
park. In addition, there is a 20 meter tall tower near souvenir shops
where you could see the beauty of Ngarai Sianok clearer. Alternatively,
visitors could travel 2 km using private car to small settlements and
paddy fields at the foot of this gorge.
In Panorama Park, visitors could enjoy the beautiful scenery while
eating in gazebos. You can take pictures of this scenery from the gorges
beautiful vistas which draw many photographers and painters to visit
Ngarai Sianok. This park also has a mini theater for local performing
Kiosks within the park only sell snacks and drinks. Outside the
compound, you could find many restaurants selling Kapau rice.
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