HomeBlogs Langkisau Hill Langkisau Hill is located in Painan, the capital of the South Coastal
District of West Sumatera, Indonesia. It’s approximately 77 kilometers
south of Padang, the capital of West Sumatra Province. Travelling from
Padang to Painan can be done by land transportation. The transportation
modes available are medium-sizes buses with a fare of Rp. 10.000 (US $1)
. There are also small-sized bus (the number of passengers is about 12
people) with a cost of Rp. 15.000 (US $1.5). In addition, travelers can
also use a taxi or chartered tourist bus from Padang.
for the route Padang-Painan will stop at the terminal sago, located
about 5 km from the town of Painan. To continue the journey into Painan,
travelers can use the public transportation(Ind: angkot). The route
usually opened at 06.30 AM and ended at 06.30 PM.
has incredible scenery. Watching the scenery from the top of it is like
deliberately exposing yourself to God’s most beautiful creation (ok,
ok, I’m exaggerating, but you get the point). On the north side of
the hill there is the causeway of Padang-Painan, the town of Painan
clearly visible on the south side surrounded by the expanse of the hill,
the Indian ocean that integrates with the sky plus a small group of
islands that are still part of the southern coastal districts lies on
the wet side. On east side, there is the cluster of hilles called Bukit
Barisan.There are many activities that can be done on this hills. Among
them, the most popular is paragliding.
Painan Paragliding club
regularly exercising on this hill, start from the top of the hill and
landing on Salido beach. Salido located on north of the town, between
the Sago terminal and the town of Painan. There is also Festival
Lngkisau which is held annually.
When you are satisfied with the
scenery in the Langkisau hills, you can go back down and walked toward
the west, where you will find a beautiful beach, named Cerocok. It’s
guaranteed to soothe your nervous tension.