Sunday, March 27, 2011

Lembah Harau

Lembah Harau (Harau Valley) is about ten miles from downtown Payakumbuh. Entering the Lembah Harau, like being in a fortress. High ridge fence around 150-200 meters. Cliff was upright with sturdy that surrounds the valley. Fences steep rocky cliffs and straight challenge for sport rock climbing.

Currently Lembah Harau valley region has become Harau Valley Park and has about 5 waterfalls, namely 1 waterfall in Aka Barayun and 4 waterfalls in Sarasah Bunta, all of which are stunning waterfalls. The height of each waterfall varies between 50-90 meters. The waterfall flows from the top of a cliff which stretches along the valley Harau, poured cold water and very clear.

Most of the population edged Harau search as a farmer. Paddy fields stretching all the way from the waterfall the other one towards another waterfall in the forest. Unfortunately around waterfalls stand lapak2 reply if it is currently closed. This stall will be open on Saturdays and Sundays only. Plastic-roofed shanties blue and orange, very disturbing beauty waterfall amidst the forest.

For those of you who have a hobby of climbing the cliffs, ideal for adrenaline challenge, testing the height of the cliff Lembah Harau. Lembah Harau Valley itself is a tourist attraction that is quite old, because it exists and is estimated to have visited since 1926. There is a monument to prove it, situated near Waterfall Sarasah Bunta, and is a Dutch heritage. F Rinner, Assistant Resident of the Netherlands, the undersigned at the monument.

In addition to Waterfall Lembah Harau, there are also nature reserves and wildlife reserves which has an area about 270 hectares. Some species exist and are protected in nature reserves and wildlife reserves Valley Harau include Long Tailed Monkey, Gibbon, Tiger, Bear, Tapir, Hedgehog, Goats Forest, Bird Kuau, hornbills and other. A garden tour will also be built to complement all existing facilities.

The beauty and charm of natural scenery Lembah Harau is very complete. Since the beginning of entering the area of ​​tourism, we will be pampered with natural gaps, waterfalls, cliffs and several caves. In addition to natural attractions, was built as well as the camp facilities, pool and walkways that can be used for hiking around the jungle in the area of ​​tourism.
Go to Lembah Harau, can be reached from the terminal Aur Kuning, Bukittinggi. Towards a regency which is 45 kilometers from Bukittinggi. By using the bus Payakumbuh department which is 15 kilometers from the Lembah Harau, can proceed with the bus Sari Lama. Travel time from Payakumbuh can be reached in half an hour.
Lembah Harau tourist sites was divided into two places where you can choose, namely Sarasah Bunta and Aka Barayun. If you choose a more natural, you can get through Sarasah Bunta who has a five waterfalls with views of the pristine. Whereas if you expect to get a more complete facilities, Aka Barayun was the one who should be chosen because in addition to having a waterfall, Aka Barayun has also built a swimming pool and cottages and resorts.

In Aka Barayun Lembah Harau, you can also meilihat breeding butterflies, see some animals at the Zoo, and tried to climb the traditional transportation of West Sumatra, Bendi. Who want to climb the cliffs can also be done from the root of Swings, where cliff climbing facilities are well constructed, so that we can rise up to the summit and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the hill Lembah Harau.

If only enjoy it from the bottom only, you will feel like in the castle, because of the cliffs that surround the height you can reach 200 meters. Siege of a very high cliff that is what makes Lembah Harau like being in the natural fortress. You can shout loudly, and your voice will sound reflections.

The cost is relatively cheap. Just need to pay entrance fee of Rp. 2.000, - only per person. For lodging a relatively expensive if you need to stay here. It costs ranging from hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars per night.

Legend Lembah Harau was also there. That said, there is a kingdom on the cliff, and below is the ocean. The king's daughter has the desire to marry a man, but opposition from their parents so choose to plunge herself into the sea. King then asked all the people dry the seas in search of her beloved child's body but also not to be found, even to the sea has dried.

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