Bukit Tinggi - Indonesian for high hill

Bukit Tinggi (Indonesian for high hill) is one of the larger cities in West Sumatra, with a population of over 91,000 people and an area of 25.24 km². It is situated in the Minangkabau highlands, 90 km by road from the West Sumatran capital city of Padang. Bukit Tinggi is located at 0°18′20″S, 100°22′9″E, near the volcanoes Mount Singgalang (inactive) and Mount Marapi(still active). At 930 m above sea level, the city has a cool climate with temperatures ranging between 16.1°-24.9°C.
Bukit Tinggi is a city popular with tourists due to the climate and central location. Attractions within the city include:

Sianok Canyon
• Ngarai Sianok (Sianok Canyon)
• Lobang Jepang (Japanese Caves) - a network of underground bunkers & tunnels built by the Japanese during World War II
• Jam Gadang - a large clock tower built by the Dutch in 1926.
• Pasar Atas and Pasar Bawah markets
• Taman Bundo Kanduang park. The park includes a replica Rumah Gadang (literally: big house, with the distinctive Minangkabau roof architecture), which is used as a museum of Minangkabau culture, and a zoo. The Dutch hilltop outpost Fort de Kock is connected to the zoo by the Limpapeh pedestrian overpass.
Notable nearby destinations include Lake Maninjau and the Harau Valley.

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