Tourist Places to Visit in Padang, Indonesia, Asia
Padang is a city in West Sumatra province in Indonesia and the largest city in this province and Padang covers an area of 694.96 sq Kms. Padang is developing city and there are various educational institutions, hospitals, malls, commercial, retail offices in Padang and helps in economy of Padang.
Padang is surrounded by Pariaman, Solok, Padang Panjang, Bukittinggi, Sijunjung, Payakumbuh, Sumatra, Pekanbaru, Sungai Penuh and Jambi and Padang is located at the distance of 1,350 Kms from capital of Indonesia, Jakarta. Padang zip code is 25111 and coordinates are 0.9500° S, 100.3531° E.
History of Padang:
From 16th century Padang is the major trading hub and pepper exports to various countries like India, Portugal, United Kingdom and Netherlands and in the year 1663 Padang came under the Dutch rule and constructed the trading post and the trade continued till the year 1780. In the year 1797, Padang was badly hit by tsunami and coffee is the major crop in this region.
Tourism in Padang:
Padang is the beautiful city along the beaches and tourists visit this region to take pleasure in charming beaches and landscapes surrounding the city and these beaches are famed for sunset. Padang cuisine is very common throughout Indonesia. The famous cuisine of this region is rendang, a spicy meat stew, and soto Padang (crispy beef in spicy soup). There is little number of malls available in the city and tourists can buy various types of goods from these malls.
Places to visit in Padang:
This lake is situated in Embun Pagi and from top of the mount tourists can view the magnificent view of the lake and visited by number of tourists.
This beach is located few kms from centre of the city and this is one of the beautiful beaches located in the city and water of the beach is crystal clear and away from the city.
This is the cultural park located in the city and various local tourists visit this place to see the culture of the city and it is crowded during the holidays.
Other Places to Visit in Padang:
- Pulau Angsa
- Malin Kundang Mural
- Batu Malin Kundang
- Pantai Air Manis
- Padang Beach
- Air Manis Beach
- Pulau Pisang Island
- Bukit Air Manis
- Minangkabau Architecture
Best time to visit Padang:
Padang is the wet city in Indonesia and best time to visit Padang is between the months of May to October.
How to Reach Padang?
Padang is served by Minangkabau International Airport, located 24 Kms away from centre of the city and this airport connects to cities like Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Batam, Medan and Singapore are few cities.
Padang is served by Padang port and this is one of the major ports in western Indonesia and this port connects to various cities in Indonesia and neighboring countries.
After getting into the city tourists can avail various transport facilities available in the city like mini buses, taxis, cars, and angkots.
Hotels in Padang:
Padang famous for beaches and landscapes and hotels in Padang provides all the facilities like hot and cold water, hot spot internet, nice lobby, kitchen facilities, international TV Channels and various other facilities. Hotel rooms in Padang may range from $ 30 to $ 300 and above. Some of the major hotels in Padang are listed here below:
- Hotel Musafir Inn
- Wisma Mutiara Hotel
- Havilla Maranatha
- Brigitte’s House
- Wisma Pangeran
- Hotel Monata
- Mariani International Hotel
- The Sriwijaya Hotel
- Surya Palace
- Daima Hotel by Prasanthi
- Grand Sari Hotel
- Hotel Pangeran City