Interesting things in the Ngarai Sianok of West Sumatra

For visitors who want to enjoy the beauty of Ngarai Sianok from Taman Panorama, can use the gazebo while watching monkeys playing in the park. In addition, there is a 20 meter high tower near the souvenir shops. A place where visitors can see the beauty of the Sianok canyon more clearly. Or if they are still lacking, visitors can travel 2 KM by private car to the small settlements and rice fields below the canyon.

Panorama park ngarai sianok

The main purpose of tourists who stop at the mainstay tourist attraction of Bukittinggi, generally is to see a panoramic view of the Sianok Gorge against the background of Mount Singgalang. For this reason, this garden facility was built. A garden that is strategically positioned on one of the cliff edges.

From this location the canyon landcape can be perfectly observed. Especially after being perfected with the construction of a tower of view and instagramable photo spots.

For those who bring children, there is also a playground for them.

The Beauty of the Bottom of the ngarai

The location is in the canyon, Kayukubu Village, Guguk Panjang, Bukittinggi Indonesia. The part of the scenery that is a pity to miss is the Bukittinggi rice field area. These rice fields are neat and beautiful. Even recently, it has become a tourist destination and selfie spot that has gone viral on various social media, such as Instagram.

The rice fields were spread out wide, green as far as the eye could see. Again, the canyon fence makes this place so pleasing to the eye. There is also a path made of cast cement, which makes it easier for visitors to enjoy exploring the rice fields.

Ngarai Sianok Grass House

This tourist attraction is named Rumah Rumput Ngarai Sianok. Located between the cliffs of the stunning Ngarai Sianok. The distance from the city center is not too far, various modes of transportation can take visitors directly to the tourist attraction of this grass house.

This grass house tourist attraction is actually one of the lodging places in Bukittinggi. However, because of its unique and unusual shape like other forms of lodging, this place is widely visited. This Ngarai Sianok Grass House is indeed unique. It has a triangular shape and is covered with grass on the roof.

Japanese cave

Japanese Cave or Japanese Hole. Goa Jepang is a silent witness to the history of Japanese colonialism or occupation that is still remaining in Indonesia today. This cave was used by the Japanese army as a place of defense for Japanese soldiers in Bukittinggi around 1942-1945.

Access to enter the Japanese Cave through the Tamann Panorama entrance. There are actually two other entrances, namely the direction of Jalan Ngarai Sianok and next to the Bung Hatta palace. But now both entrances have been closed.

This artificial cave has a length of about 1.5 kilometers. Currently, for security reasons, only 750 m is open for public visits. With a semicircular cavity about two meters high, this cave is quite comfortable to explore. Except for some parts that are a bit low, making visitors have to bend a little to get through.

Janjang Saribu

Janjang Saribu or Janjang Koto Gadang, is one of the tourist objects located in Sianok Gorge. The stairs and the walled road run from Koto Gadang in the Sianok Gorge valley and then go up to Bukittinggi.

The total length is approximately 780 m, the road is 2 m wide, and has concrete walls that resemble the shape of the Chinese Wall. Approximately in the middle of this walled road, there is a suspension bridge which is often called Jembatan Merah. From end to end, the trek across these stairs and paths takes approximately 15-30 minutes.

This crossing has been around since the Dutch era. At that time it was called Janjang Batuang, because it was made of soil and supported by bamboo. At that time this crossing was used as a shortcut from Koto Gadang to Bukiktinggi. Also used to extract sand from the river bed of the canyon.