PADANG – West Sumatra Indonesia – Best Things to do / Highlights – Travel Guide

PADANG – West Sumatra Indonesia – Best Things to do / Highlights – Travel Guide


I’m presenting you the most interesting
region I’ve traveled to in this year and that is beautiful Western Sumatra. It yet
remains rather remote, which makes it to a perfect place for people who like going
on adventure in this first of two episodes I will introduce you to the
best things that you can do in this region and presenting to you the
beautiful town PADANG – Indonesia hi guys welcome back to my channel
DjemoHraphic as you may know Indonesia’s one of the most popular countries for
travelers here in Southeast Asia most of you may immediately think of going to
Valley or Java which are really amazing places in this video I’m presenting you
a rather unknown place located on Western Sumatra called PADANG
there are a lot of amazing things you can do around there and what’s the best
about it you will rarely bump into any tourists for those who are new to my
channel if you like anything about traveling and cultures and make sure you
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notification belts you get informed with every new offer one of the first things
that you should definitely go for is for the island hopping tour in order to do
that you will have to get a personal driver
so only paid 550’000.- Indonesian Rupiah I think that translates into about 42 US
Dollars which was very cheap for a whole day if you’re starting off from Padang
city it will only take you about one to one-and-a-half hours to reach the
village called strong IP some from there you will have to take the boat to go for
the island tour normally the drivers will take you to SUNGAI TALANG, which is
the place for starting a boat tour however it is not the best starting
point if you want to go to Peru to son and ahsoka on island
being aware of the great loss in time to do the big loop to go to soon apiece on
my friend of me we still decided to go for it to visit PAMUTUSAN and PASUMPAHAN
island. On the ride there I quickly realized it was quite a good thing to do
the Grand Tour because there were a lot of amazing lookouts my friend and me
Hanafi were also very lucky to bump into a horde of water buffaloes small
information for those who yet are not familiar with the culture of the Minangkabau people water buffaloes are very central to them the horns are the reason
why Dominion cabal people built their traditional homes with this unique
curved roof finally after a very long drive we arrived at this beautiful town
called SUNGAI PISANG. It is a typical traditional Indonesian fishing village
which I happened to visit on the exact right day the moment I reached the beach
I got to see this magnificent and colorful fishing boat it was exactly the
day when the fishermen were doing their repair and repainting works on their
boats while watching them being busy with their maintenance work I quickly
realized they’re actually doing this with a lot of passion from the ground
everything looked pretty interesting but the moment has started my drone the
whole scene looked a lot more impressive one day every month all the fishermen
from the village star coming together to repaint and repair their boats a
beautiful tradition that has been carried on for years his practice of
monthly gathering to me seemed to be like a ritual honestly I really really
feel grateful to have arrived here exactly on the day to watch this
beautiful tradition another important reason why should start a boat trip from
sooner pisang is due to the fact that a boat ride only costs four hundred
thousand rupiah this currently translates into twenty eight US dollar a
really really cheap price taking the boat from SUNGAI PISANG it
only takes about 40 minutes to reach this beautiful island called PULAU PAMUTUSAN. The island is pretty calm there is not much going on here
what’s so really amazing about this place you will have this beautiful strip
of white sand beige pretty much all for itself or swimming the island is quite okay but
there will be a lot of jellyfish around therefore you really should watch out
because their stings are quite painful I suggest to spend here about 30 minutes
and after that we should proceed to PASUMAHAN ISLAND. After enjoying is a rather remote place
at the chest we move on to the next Island called pull out pass oompah in
either of the case if you take the boat from PULAU PAMUTUSAN or from SUNGAI PISANG
it will only take you 20 minutes to arrive at this beautiful paradise although you will meet more people in
here you will quickly realize that this island is actually a lot more serene
than pulao public design it’s much nicer to swim in here you won’t have all these
annoying rocks which you saw in pull out a little Sun and neither will you have
any jellyfish I’m here on PASUMPAHAN island it’s
very very beautiful just before I was on Pamutusan Island
where I got stung by a jellyfish I was very painful but yeah here it’s
much better I haven’t seen any jellyfish yet also I think the arm here is much
better managed not that the other one is bad but I think this year since we we
need the hot spot for the locals and yeah I think was quite nice surrounding
here what was also really beautiful where these two swings something that is
getting very common in Indonesia the fact that I didn’t even have to queue up
to go on this swing really underlines why this place is still a hidden gem after enjoying a great swim at PULAU PASUMPAHAN, I suggest you go back to SUNGAI PISANG if you’re returning there
in the later afternoon you will experience this village in a very
beautiful atmosphere once you’re reaching soon happy son you will see all
the fishermen boats are back in the bay as the sunset is getting near you will
see all of them getting lit up I’m passing the houses and the huts
I honestly felt like cruising somewhere of the Mekong in Cambodia it was a
really beautiful truly nostalgic and Southeast Asian experience honestly I
miss this place very much definitely I will be back here anytime soon I’ve
mentioned this a few times already, the MINANGKABAU are very famous for their
unique houses with their curved roofs so if we go to Padang you can actually
visit a mosque is exactly built like one of them I’m here in front of the MASJID RAYA SUMATERA BARAT, which in english means the Grand Mosque of West Sumatra what is
really unique about the design you can see it follows the traditional
architecture of the Minangkabau houses with their curved edges these should
actually symbolize the horns of their water buffalo I do have to say I saw a
lot of beautiful mosques here in West Sumatra they really have unique native
designs and I’m really grateful to see finally a modern adaption of the
minangkabau houses it actually doesn’t really matter when you decide to come to
visit this place myself I decided to come here twice once during the day and
afterwards in the evening to see this most bingley if you really wish to go to see the
interior I think it’s best if you come here during the morning because there’s
quite a large time spawn between the two prayers or become during the night after
8 p.m. another really amazing thing you should
visit during a trip to Padang are the rice fields when driving around outside
of Padang city once in a while you get to see some beautiful rice fields my
case on the way to Bukittinggi, I decided to do a photo stop here at
PADANG PARIAMAN. This location you can find in the descriptions below when you arrive
here in the later afternoon you will experience this place in a very serene
atmosphere for all of you who are from Southeast
Asia I’m sure most of you have heard about this delicious dish called nasi
padang so it’s actually exactly from this region western sumatra so I’m here in this restaurant called
RUMAH MAKAN LAMUN OMBAK and again i’m having not super done for the third time
it’s just in two days well it seems here in West Sumatra is somehow cannot escape
Nasi Padang because I was originally ordering me goring special honestly this
restaurant here it feels a little bit like Japanese sushi experience because
as you can see I’m sitting on the floor it’s very common here in Indonesia as
you can see there is a very large variety of foods
yeah fear like chicken fried fish beef vegetables what is very typical here in
Padang they really like to marinate everything in Sambal Balado it’s like a
chili paste it’s very hot not everyone can take it as things but very delicious
so all in all it’s a great experience to come to this restaurant it’s very
authentic Indonesian especially with sitting on the floor you should
definitely come here and try it out what I’m having here is TEH LELUR; it’s
specialty from this region it’s basically tea with duck egg inside
and it’s like fold up I would say the most close to it would be zabaione a
which is the dessert in Italian cuisine so how do you drink it take the line
here you squeeze it out can you receive it very very good actually I would say this
is one of my new favorite drinks there in Southeast Asia we’ve reached the end
of this video I hope you’ve enjoyed watching it
also want to take this opportunity to say thank you to my friend Knapp dope he
designed this shirt for me demographic it’s really awesome thank you very much
we’re going to see each other very soon in the next video

15 thoughts on “PADANG – West Sumatra Indonesia – Best Things to do / Highlights – Travel Guide

  1. This is my NEW HIDDEN GEM in Indonesia! What do you guys think about PADANG and Western Sumatra?
    Ini tempat yang tersembunyi yang baharu saya jumpa di Indonesia! Apa pendapat anda tentang tempat ini?

  2. Im Indonesian thank u for visited Indonesia n sharing ur experiece about part of our country in ur channel well done love ur channel

  3. Nice to see that you visited my country, Indonesia:)
    I live in Bandung, was born in Bali.
    I plan to visit south Switzerland at the end of January 2020. Lavertezzo etc in my bucket list

  4. Which do you prefer Borneo or Sumatra ? Good video . I have been to Borneo 4 times but never Sumatra . Good be time for a change .

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