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Sianok canyon (Ngarai Sianok) West Sumatra

Posted By admin Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sianok canyon located in the central town of Bukittinggi, stretching from the South continue to Nagari Koto North Tower, Nagari Sianok Six Interest and ended at Palupuh.

Sianok canyon is a steep valley (cliff) located in the border town of Bukittinggi, with District IV Koto, Agam regency, West Sumatra. The valley is elongated and meandering as the southern border town of Koto Gadang canyon until the canyon Sianok Six Tribe, and ends up Palupuh. Sianok canyon has beautiful scenery and become one of the major tourist provinces.

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 the canoe and kayak yg disaranai 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 tapir.Ngarai Sianok or Quiet Valley is a beautiful valley, green and lush, didasarnya flows a tributary that meander through the gap cliff-gap with the colorful background of Mount Merapi and the verdant Singgalang is a fascinating nature. The uniqueness is easily accessible canyon, a canyon in the center of town that does not exist in other cities in the world. Natural beauty is stunning canyon Sianok always perpetuated by tourists to take photographs as well as for the painter's imagination. Surf trip through canyon trails in the valley is an interesting recreation, when the journey continues to other side canyon within 45 minutes you will arrive at Nagari Nagari Koto Gadang as origin some of the leaders of Indonesia, among others: H. Agus Salim and Emil Salim.

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