Home Blogs Mount Talang
Mount Talang is 2,572 meters above sea level and it has a soothing
view. From here you can overlook the beautiful Twin Lakes and Lake
Singkarak. It’s one of the six active volcanoes in West Sumatra. It is
said that the tea grown here tastes wonderful. The view is breathtaking
and the weather is cool and pleasant.
Use a car
from Padang to this area. Alternatively you can take a bus or public
transportation from Padang to Solok.
transportations are available, and should you decide to climb the
mountain you can contact some guides in this area.
View the active craters, there are four
of them. For those who are interested to climb this mountain, you can
admire the edelweiss flowers that grow here. Bask in the relaxing and
comforting atmosphere and view the wonderful sights of the lakes and
Talang Mountain has many exotic and rare species,
one of which is tropical pitcher plant. Nepenthes inermis is probably
the rarest variety of tropical pitcher plant. This plant lures insects
and digests them to stay alive.
For a short visit, it is best if you
stay in Padang. Several accommodation are available should you wish to
West Sumatran dishes are
very famous throughout Indonesia. They are spicy and very addictive.
There are plenty of restaurants here, one of the most reputable ones
would be Dendeng Baracik H. Emmy restaurant in Solok. The dendeng (some
kind of beef jerky) is made with coconut water and is bound to make your
mouth water. You can also sample other specialties like kampiun
porridge, black sticky rice and so on.
fruit, especially marquisa or passion fruit are abundant and quite
affordable, too. They are sweet and perfect to be had while enjoying the
along a jacket or sweater since the temperature is quite cool here.
It’s advisable to rent a car with a skilled driver to this area since
the roads can be steep.
Quoted from : http://www.indonesia.travel/en/destination/60/mount-talang
Supported by : JavaTourism, Lintang Buana Tours