Attractions

Viewpoint in Bukittinggi

Benteng de Kock

Benteng de Kock was built by the Dutch during the Padri Wars. There’s not much to it but it offers fine views over the town. The adjacent zoo is terrible (animals are underfed and live in cramped conditions) and we …
Viewpoint in Bukittinggi

Taman Panorama

Taman Panorama, on the southern edge of town, overlooks the deep Ngarai Sianok (Sianok Canyon), where fruit bats swoop at sunset. Friendly guides will approach visitors to lead you through Gua Jepang, wartime defens…
Market in Bukittinggi

Pasar Atas

Pasar Atas is a large, colourful market crammed with stalls selling fruit and vegetables, secondhand clothing and crafts. It’s open daily. Find it on the east side of Jl Minangkabau.
Landmark in Bukittinggi

Jam Gadang

Built in the 1920s to house the clock, a gift from the Dutch queen, Jam Gadang is the town’s focal point. Independence in 1945 saw the retrofit of a Minangkabau roof.
Cave in Bukittinggi

Gua Jepang

Caves used by the Japanese in WWII.
Mosque in Bukittinggi

Masjid Raya

Central mosque.
Market in Bukittinggi

Pasar Bawah

Central market.