The beauty of 'Negeri Angin' Doraemon in Canyon Sianok

By Big Smile Rabu, 25 Mei 2011 0 comments
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VISIT to Padang not complete without Sianok visited canyon. Valley in the border town of Bukittinggi reminiscent of children's films in the land of Doraemon and Nobita Wind.

This region is elongated and meandering as the southern border town of Canyon Koto Gadang reached the canyon Sianok Six Tribe, and ends up Palupuh. Sianok canyon has beautiful scenery and become one of the main tourist attraction in this region of West Sumatra.

This gap within approximately 100 m stretches along 15 km with a width of approximately 200 m and is part of the fault that separates the island of Sumatra in half lengthwise (Fault Semangko).

This fault forms a steep wall, even perpendicular and form a green valley - the result of decreased movement of earth crust (sinklinal) - who fed bars Sianok (mean stem of the river, in the Minangkabau language) where the water is clear.

In the Dutch colonial era, this gap also called buffalo sanget, because of the many free-living wild buffalo in the bottom of the canyon.

Sianok rod can now be forded by using a canoe and kayak
in facilitation by a water sports organization "Qurays".

The route taken is from village to village Sitingkai Lambah Stem Palupuh for about 3.5 hours. At the edges still found many rare plants such as Rafflesia and medicinal plants. The fauna found such long-tailed monkeys, gibbons, hoop, deer, wild boar, leopard, and tapirs.
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