Monday, 10 September 2012

Ngarai Sianok

Ngarai Sianok

Ngarai Sianok, Bukittinggi, West Sumatra, Indonesia

Tourist Atrractions and Beaches in Indonesia

Sianok canyon is a steep (cliff) located in the border town of Bukittinggi, with District IV Koto, Agam regency, West Sumatra. The valley is long and winding as the boundary line from the southern city of Koto Gadang canyon until the canyon Sianok Six Tribes, and ended up Palupuh. Sianok canyon has beautiful scenery and become one of the province's main tourist attractions.

The gulf is it about 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 - a result of decreased movement of the earth's crust (sinklinal) - which fed Sianok stem (stem means the river, in the Minangkabau language) where the water is clear. 

Ngarai Sianok

In the Dutch colonial era, the gap is referred to as buffalo sanget, because of the many free-living wild buffalo in the bottom of the canyon.

Sianok rod can now be forded by the use of canoes and kayaks who disaranai by an organization of water sports "Qurays". The route taken is from village to village Sitingkai Lambah Stem Palupuh for approximately 3.5 hours.  


Ngarai Sianok

On its banks are still found many rare plants such as Rafflesia and medicinal plants. Fauna found such long-tailed monkeys, gibbons, hoops, deer, wild boar, leopard, and tapirs.