Lampung, Mutun Beach, Lempasing

Lampung, Mutun Beach, Lempasing

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Situated about 15 km to the south from Bandar Lampung City, Mutun Beach is easier to reach compared  to other welknown beach resorts. Its clear and clean seawater makes it wellknown to most local visitors. No wonder this beach is swarmed by local weekenders coming from all regencies of Lampung Province. Saturday and Sunday are busy time for the beach management. If you plan to visit it on weekends, you will not get a nice place for you to relax unless you visit it very early in the morning when few visitors are present there.
Mutun is ideal for swimming, snorkle diving, and wind surfing. However, most visitors to Mutun love beach combing or stay together with friends or family on a mat of their own or in a rented hut along the beach. If you are hikers, you can also hike. Around the beach there are path or trails that lead up to a nearby hill and brings you back to the beach again. This is quite challenging but enjoyable. If you enjoy doing this, you can join Lampung Hash, which meets every Sunday morning in different places.
HOW TO GET TO MUTUN BEACH

Lampung residents are well informed of the direction to Mutun beach but if you are visitors you may ask the hotel where you stay. It is approximately 15 km from Bandar Lampung city or about 30 minutes’ driving. There is a sign post directing you to a stone and dirt road. The road condition here is bad, so driving low vehicles is not recommended. After almost 2 km following the dirt road—some parts of the road have holes in it—you will arrive on the beach. This beach is not free of charge. You have to pay an entrance ticket charged for individuals and the vehicle you drive.

Lampung, Terbaya Beach, Kota Agung

Lampung, Terbaya Beach, Kota Agung

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Terbaya beach that was located on the left of the road 3 km gazed at the centre of Kota Agung city from the side of Bandar Lampung was the maritime tourism object that was busy visited by tourists during holiday and week final. The position of the highway and the entrance the location was in ± 25 m dpl height (above sea level). This situation enabled the visitor to enjoy wide scenery to the side of Semangka bay and the sand beach that this extension seems like not stepping aside in these two tips. In the road to descend towards the beach, was gotten by the source of the clear spring that could used to rinse. The coastal management still was not touched modern equipment as well as the community’s tradition that still was awakened good, made this place apparently original-natural

Bengkulu, Panjang Beach, Bengkulu

Bengkulu, Panjang Beach, Bengkulu

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Pantai Panjang Beach is a long clean white sand beach that stretched along 10 kilometers coast of Bengkulu City. This beach is only 2 km from the central city of Bengkulu. Pantai Panjang beach offers many beach experience which made this beach highly preferred by family tourist to come. The city road that run along the beach also give an exquisite experiences for a traveler seeking peaceful and relaxed time at beaches.
For travelers, motorcyclist or bikers, the experience of riding along the beach gives a comfortable feeling. It is because along the way you can see the white sand beach at one side, and rows of pine trees on the other side.
n the woods, you can enjoy walking with fresh beach air in the morning or afternoon along the stone path that stretched for almost 1 kilometers. A lot of people near this beach usually use this path as the jogging track on sunday morning.
Pantai panjang beach is also highly preffered for the kids, since they can perform many activities along the wide and long coast. They can play football or other sports, playing with the sand, building some statue or castle of sand, or they can enjoy the kids facility provided there, such as riding the elephant. 

West Sumatra, Padang Beach, Padang

West Sumatra, Padang Beach, Padang

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Most visitors don’t give Sumatra)’s third-largest city a second glance, convinced that it’s just another simmering urbo-Indonesian sprawl of traffic, smog and chaos. It’s also a city astride one of the planet’s most powerful seismic zones, centrally located on the tectonic hotspot where the Indo-Australian plate plunges under the Eurasian plate.

A devastating 7.6-magnitude earthquake did hit the city in 2009, killing more than 1000 people, and destroying hotels and public buildings. Some remote villages in the nearby Kerinci region were wiped out completely from landslides, while the Mentawai Islands), Pantai Bungus, Bukittinggi) and Danau Maninjau) escaped relatively unscathed. Other significant tremors without major damage followed in 2010 and 2012, and the Sumatran seismic battleground that triggered the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami continues to be active.

But sandwiched between the mountains and the sea, this once-humble fishing village is also reinventing itself, aided by cheap airfares and its proximity to the region’s power centres of Malaysia and Singapore. There’s a strong sense of cultural identity among the youthful, well-educated population, and Padang is the modern face of Minangkabau culture and the cuisine the region gave to the world.

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West Sumatra, Gandoriah Beach, Pariaman

West Sumatra, Gandoriah Beach, Pariaman

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Located in downtown Pariaman. This beach has white sand and ramps, as well as the waves are too big making it suitable for swimming and play waves. Along the coast in the coastal spruce tumbuhi so impressed cool and beautiful. The beach is always crowded, especially at first ma tabuik time and time widths.

Rice is also available here SEK (seribu kenyang_pack of satiety, the rice wrapped in banana leaves), Pariaman serving fish dishes prepared with a distinctive taste Pariaman. Besides, visitors can enjoy various fried seafood such as shrimp, crab, sala Bulek and do not miss a tasty satay pariaman while enjoying the sunset on the western horizon. Right in front of the beach there Kasiak island, Pandan Island, and Island Angso Duo. At certain moments, visitors can visit the island by boat bercadik of local fishermen.

Location: located right in the heart of the city, easy access to the beach with the friendly waves.
The capital of West Sumatra, Indonesia, Padang, you can use the direct bus finally stops this city or by train from Padang with a specific timetable that costs 3x more expensive than the bus ride plus you can enjoy a leisurely journey by train .

West Sumatra, Carocok Beach, Painan

West Sumatra, Carocok Beach, Painan

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Carocok beach is located adjacent to the western town of Painan, located approximately 2 miles from the market Painan. The beach is very famous in western Sumatra and Indonesia, some people compare the beauty of this beach with beach peninsula kra in malaysia.

In the coastal area attractions Carocok Painan also there is a rock island that is connected with the tip of the hill Langkisau, namely Kareta stone island. Kareta first stone island can only be achieved when the tide receded, but since the construction of the bridge by the local government, then it can be achieved at any time.

It’s not just about 200 meters to the west coast Carocok have a small, historic island, the island cingkuk. On this island we can find traces of the ruins of the Portuguese fort. According to the history of Portuguese menjejakan first foot on the coast of Sumatra island is the island this cingkuk.

In addition to the Portuguese fort on the island there is also a tomb of the existing Portuguese inscriptions. The small island of white sand and the water is very clean and very quiet is very crowded by people to travel especially during holidays. Various activities can be done in this cingkuk island from sea water bathing, diving to fishing can be done here.

To reach the island is not difficult, you simply stand at the end of the bridge Carocok Painan beach resort located in front of cingkuk island, some outboard engined boat builders will come to you, offering his services to deliver you to the island Cingkuk.cukup cost 5,000, – per person.

Back to the beach Carocok painan.saat the most beautiful on the beach at sunset, Carocok Painan is going tengelam, orange sunset panorama that bounced over the surface of the ocean is very nice Indonesia witnessed here.

To reach the beach location Carocok is not very difficult, from the desert, the provincial capital of West Sumatra town of Painan you go, the capital of the southern coastal districts. Arriving at the town of Painan you go west of the city or Carocok then you are greeted by the gate Carocok Painan beach.
Problem Painan place to stay in the city available few guesthouses, as well as a place to eat. So you do not have to worry about when visiting Painan.

West Sumatra, Bungus Beach, Padang

West Sumatra, Bungus Beach, Padang

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Bungus Beach is located in a quiet bay Bungus. Beautiful natural scenery. The hills that surround the beach looks like tower of view toward the sea.
Sloping beaches with white sand that is suitable for a variety of recreation such as swimming, diving, sunbathing or boating towards small islands not far from the beach Bungus.
Located 20 km south of Padang, or 1.5 hours of travel, the beach is easily reached by land transportation. On the beach available tourist facilities such as beach umbrellas and chairs for lazy sunbathing.
Shape resembles a crescent beach. Warm seawater and is safe for swimming. From here, you can menjelejahi oceans to shore-Nearest beach off the coast of Padang as Sirandah Island, Sikowi, Bintangur, Pasumpahan and other islands.
The islands are very good as a tourist attraction marina, have white sandy beaches and colorful marine park colorful surrounding. To get there, you can hire a speedboat or sailboat owned by residents in the Gulf Bungus. From the Coast Bungus to the islands it takes ± 75 minutes.
If you do not want wasteful of energy, simply relax on the beach while enjoying the sunset at this amazing bay. Sitting under a shady palm tree in the vicinity of the beach is also exciting. Or eat seafood (seafood) and other dishes at the restaurants that dot the beach.
There is one activity that is also often acted on the Beach Bungus travelers, namely fishing. Really delicious.
On holidays it is always crowded tourist invaded visitors. The height from sea level of about 1 meter. Beach temperatures between 24-30 degrees Celsius and humidity 85% on average. From silhuet sun in the eastern horizon, looming Banana Island and the Gulf Bayur in the south.
All that beauty can be enjoyed through a number of facilities. Among them, hut Minang architecture tours, children’s pool, several seating (shelter) for the relaxed look at the high seas, jogging track, parking area and safe, children’s play area and camping ground capacity of 300 people.
The breeze was cool when entering the gates of the Garden of Nirvana. Palm trees around the park was seen waving. Shore wind made the atmosphere around grow cool. Meanwhile, jogging along the path can be done while enjoying a variety of flora and fauna that live in the surrounding forests, such as Weasel (Paradoxorus Hermaproditus), Tupai (Callosiorus Notatus) and monkey (Presbytis Cristata).

West Sumatra, Arta Pariaman Beach

West Sumatra, Arta Pariaman Beach

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Pariaman is the religious centre of the Minang Kabau. Every year they hold the Tabuik festival, following the Islmitic calendar. Towers of 12 till 15 meters high will be carried around the city. It is a spectaculair fest. Please contact us for every years date. Beside of that there is a holy cave that can be visit on special request.

History

According to the limited early sources available, by the sixteenth century Pariaman was an important port city serving the Minangkabau settlements in the interior highlands of central west Sumatra. Traders from western India and later from Europe visited the port, trading in pepper, gold, and other products of the interior. In the early seventeenth century the port came under control of the Sultanate of Aceh, to the north; an Acehnese governor was stationed in the town. The port formally came under Dutch control in 1663 by treaty with Aceh. In 1671 the Dutch built a lodge here and later, around 1684, a fort. Continuing clashes with local rulers and competition with other European trading companies resulted in the port being abandoned by the Dutch in 1770. By the early twentieth century the port was less prominent on the coast, as Padang, just to the south, was the focus of Dutch activities in western Sumatra and had a railroad link to the interior.

After Indonesian independence, Pariaman was a naval headquarters for a province called Central Sumatra. It became an autonomous city on 11 Apr 2002.

The contemporary economy is primarily agricultural with 79% of land in farming. Minangkabau International Airport, West Sumatra’s major airport, is located near the city.

Culture
A festival named Tabuik is held annually in the city every 1-10 Muharram, to commemorate the Day of Ashura. The festival commemorates the death of the grandsons of Muhammad, Hasan and Husen. A mythical creature called a Bouraq – a winged horse with a human head – is said to have carried their souls to heaven. In the festival, two effigies of the Bouraq called Tabuik are carried through the city. The tabuik, named Tabuik Pasa and Tabuik Subarang, are swayed accompanied by tambur music and tasa drums. In the afternoon, both Tabuik are moved to the coast and before sunset they are immersed into the sea.

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Pantai Arta and Kata

Both these places are popular beach resorts for local people. Arta beach is located about 23 km from the centre of Pariaman. It is known for its beautiful pine trees along the seashore.. The sandy beaches, clear water and bright sunshine are perfect for swimming and sunbathing. The pinetrees will protect you from the direct sunrays. Kata beach is about 3 km south of Pariaman.

West Sumatra, Air Manis Beach, Padang

West Sumatra, Air Manis Beach, Padang

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Air Manis (Padang), means “fresh water”, is a name of a beach and a village separated to Padang by a hill. It takes just 20 – 30min from Pasar Rayas(Padang) to get there by Angkot (4000IDR) ,but caused by geographical separation it feels like you are leaving Padang for a holiday.Don’t loose patience waiting for the dark blue Angkot #402 at Pasar Rayas (Center of Padang)! It can take up to an hour and don’t wonder when the driver picks up some sacks of cement to bring them to Air Manis.

People in Air Manis are relaxed & friendly, traffic is reduced to a minimuim and even in Ramadan month, you would find a place where they sell some food. Located in the middle of the muddy beach lies Adi’s guest house between high trees. There you can rent surfboards,leave your stuff in one of his rooms while surfing,get something to drink (Bintang 25000 IDR; at Padang beach you pay 35000) , shower after surfing and start to relax! If you like you can even stay for the night. But guys be aware he is a little touchy! So don’t wonder if you’re getting hugged. At the beginning he wants 50000 IDR for a surfboard per day ,but with the promise to come back you can push down the price to 25000 IDR and after a few days even less.The waves at Air Manis (Padang) have an idealistic size for Beginners and furthermore the whole bay has a sandy ground.

In addition to the opportunity of surfing you can reach an island from Air Manis by walking. Depending on the you have to walk through 100m of water on sand. On the island you can lay down in a hammock or explore the rocky coastline by walking and climbing around. It is totally worth it!
There is also another island with a beautiful beach, but you have to haggle with the people at the beach,because at first they want 100000 IDR for 500m transportation.

Riau Islands, Palawan Beach, Great Karimun

Riau Islands, Palawan Beach, Great Karimun

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Karimun [1] is a small island offerring a range of tourist activities in the Riau Islands province of Indonesia. It is also the name of a group of islands and regency (kabupaten) to which it belongs.

Karmun is located just off the east coast of Sumatra, guarding the southern entrance of the busy Straits of Malacca. It lies west of Batam and to the southwest of Singapore and is the furthest west of the Riau Islands.

Its proximity to Singapore has made the islands quite affluent and busy. Its main town, Tanjung Balai is a bustling port town with a lot of commerce, boosted by tourists from Singapore and Malaysia, however, it must not be confused with Tanjung Balai in North Sumatra province, a much larger city also known as Tanjung Balai Asahan and an international port. However, like Batam and Bintan, Karimun is also listed as a Free Trade Zone area.