West Sumatra Tourism & Travel Guide

22 Days
The Apes and the Humans of Sumatra

Macaques, chilling with the gangGunung Sibayak calderaPlaytime on the beachLunch with mummy Orang...

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Enough with Bali. There are 18,000 other islands in Indonesia and they are equally gorgeous!

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Bukit Lawang: Must Love Orang-Utans. And Rustic Jungle Jams.

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Bali Extravaganza

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Lake Toba: Southeast Asia’s Largest Lake

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Padang
This quiet former metropolis was our gateway to Sumatra. The city was wrecked in 2009 Sumatra earthquakes, but there is an airport, and a beach, pleasant people and basic accommodation. In search of a vegan breakfast, discovered Gado Gado, an Indonesian snack.

About Sumatra

MAY: Slide to the west part of Sumatera Island Tanah Datar Tanah Datar county in Minang region of West Sumatera province have Cow’s race named Pacu Jawi (Pacu = race, Jawi= Cow) to celebrate harvest season. This culture tradition still less popular than its cousin Karapan Sapi from Madura island of East Java. The different is Pacu Jawi use a pair of Cows and done in muddy wet land, compared with dusty land in Madura. They jockey must maintain both cow run in a straight line with faster time. Not easy.

Best Time To Visit Sumatra

Best time to visit Sumatra is from May to October
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