Ngarai Maaram Park in Guguk Panjang Sub-District, Indonesia
Weekends are the best times to relieve stresses and go to a nice place with families, no? For those who live in Bukittinggi City of Indonesia, Ngarai Maaram Park indeed becomes a good choice. The location is in Kayu Kubu Village and it belongs to Guguk Panjang Sub-District. This beautiful park, in fact, has become locals’ favorite when it comes to relaxation and family recreation. Due to the strategic location, the park becomes more popular as people can easily access the site. It resides behind Ahmad Mochtar Local Hospital, so everyone may notice the park right away while passing through Setia Budi Street.
In terms of name, “Ngarai” means a canyon or valley while “Maaram” means a sudden avalanche. As the name suggests, the land of the park was formed due to the past natural disaster. It has the size of about 1 hectare and features various facilities including an open stage, kid rides, grassy landscape, footpath, plants, etc. The best feature of the park is definitely the panorama of Sianok Canyon located near to the park, which often becomes an object of photography among visitors.
Exploring Ngarai Maaram Park
Many types of activities can be done in Ngarai Maaram Park. For example, tourists can watch performances done by the locals during a special occasion. Thanks to the presence of an open stage or Medan Nan Bapaneh. Several benches and chairs also reside near to the stage for tourists to use, in fact. These facilities are made of high-quality wood as well. Not only they look unique, but they are sturdy too. The thing is that tourists should conduct a review regarding the best time to watch those performances. In this case, a help of a tour agent or guide is quite useful.
The next thing to do in Ngarai Maaram Park is to enjoy the panorama. Have no worries. A bridge surrounds the canyon, so tourists can use it for sightseeing and photography. That means they can watch the scenery and take pictures up close to the canyon! Moreover, the bridge is sturdy, so it is quite safe for everyone to use. Still, tourists should be careful when walking on it.
What is more? It is as simple as relaxation and sitting on the benches (while chatting with families). That means Ngarai Maaram Park is suitable for a family recreation too. Do not forget to carry snacks and drinks to the site, therefore. As long as visitors take care of the environment, they can enjoy the feast to their heart’s content.
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- Tuanku Imam Bonjol Monument
- Janjang 1000
- Janjang 40
- Fort de Kock
How to Get There
As mentioned before, Ngarai Maaram Park is located in a strategic location. Tourists only need to visit Guguk Panjang Sub-District and head to Kayu Kubu Village right away. For those coming from Padang City (the capital of West Sumatra) in Indonesia, they need to spend a trip of about 2 hours and 29 minutes as the distance is 96 km. In this case, the best route to take is Lintas Barat Sumatra Street.
Where to Stay
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- Grand Rocky Hotel
- Hello Hotel
- Mersi Hotel
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