Padang (Solok), Sumatra
Padang is the capital and largest city of West Sumatra, Indonesia. It is located on the western coast of Sumatra. It is mostly used by tourists as an access point to Bungus Bay, the surfing sites of the Mentawai Islands, the inland hills of Bukittinggi, and the Kerinci Seblat National Park.
The city is very pleasant with a nice promenade along the beach, distinctive Padang architecture and wonderfully friendly people. The city is also the home of the delicious Padang food and the town is stuffed with restaurants and street stalls.
Things to See & Do
* Beaches - Pantai Air Manis & Pantai Padang
* Taman Budaya - Cultural Park
* Museum Adityawarman
* Sitti Nurbaya Bridge
* Ramayana - world class shopping area
Cruise Season - Jan - Dec
Currency - Rupiah (IDR)
Language - Indonesian
Population - 1,685,698 approx
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Land Area - 694.96 kmÂ²
Time - GMT plus hours seven hours
International Country Telephone Code - +62
Port Location - The port of Padang is located in Teluk Bayur harbor.
Travel Links - Minangkabau International located 23 km north-west of Padang, is the main gateway to West Sumatra, with frequent flights to destinations throughout Sumatra and Java such as Indonesia (Garuda-Indonesia), (Sriwijaya Air), (Lion Air), (Batavia Air), as well as Kuala Lumpur (AirAsia).