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LAKE MANINJAU

'The Maninjau caldera (cauldron-like volcanic feature) was formed by a volcanic eruption estimated to have occurred around 52,000 years ago. This lake is known as one of the calmest places in Indonesia. Located in the mountain highlands, around 460 meters above sea level, this lake has an incredible view and offers the perfect atmosphere to relax and recharge, especially for those living a fast paced city life. 
 
 
Lake Maninjau has an area of 99.5 km, being approximately 16 km long and 7 km wide with a maximum depth of 165 m. To get to the lake, visitors have to take the road from Bukittinggi, with all its extreme twists and turns. This road has 44 bends in it, which is why it is called Kelok 44, which pretty much translates into 44 bends. 
 
 
The journey from this road down to the lake will definitely spoil you with the stunning view all along the way. 
 
 
In short, Maninjau is a notable tourist destination in the region due to its scenic beauty and mild climate. It is also known as a site for paragliding and aquaculture. 
Gili Islands

Meaning 'Small Island', this cluster of three islands has escaped the trappings of modern life, with their undeveloped, immaculate sandy beaches and lush tropical vegetation. Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air were 'discovered' by party-loving backpackers in the eighties. Horse-drawn carts replace automobiles and ...

Prambanan

Built in the 9th century, Prambanan is a hinduist temple in Central Java, located 16 km east from the city of Yogyakarta. This temple was built during the reigns of two kings named Rakai Pikatan and Rakai Balitung. The temple is the largest Hindu temple in Indonesia and UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its history and impressive ...

Tanjung Puting National Park

Tanjung Puting National Park is a 335.000 ha national park located in the province of Central Kalimantan which is in the Indonesian part of Borneo. The park is a jungle, home of Orangutans, and is one of the most essential places for the preservation of wild life in Southeast Asia. The park actually shelters three quarters of the ...

GUNUNG RINJANI NATIONAL PARK

A large, active volcano looming over the island, Gunung Rinjani culminates at 3726m and is the 3rd highest peak in Indonesia. The last eruption was in May 2010 but several treks are available from 100’000 Rp to 2’500’000 Rp. In 2008, approved by UNESCO, the Gunnung Rinjani National Park became the first geological park in ...

Borobudur

Located in Central Java, the Borobudur temple is an 8th century monument and a World Site Heritage. It is one of the most beautiful Buddhist temples in the world. Borobudur was abandoned during the decline of Buddhism and Hinduism in Java during the 14th century. Forsaken in the deep jungle, Borobudur was rediscovered by the British in 1814. ...

ARTIST OF THE WEEK

Sound of Mine: The Sound of Alternative Rock with a Touch of Blues and More!

Bali has sure seen the birth and progress of numerous bands this year, and here we are, happy to do our part related to the births and happenings related to the island's music scene! We are sure passionate to cheer for the newcomers to make their way and earn their place, of course starting in the local scene.   This week we...

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