Beach, Island as Padang Main Tourist Destinations for Eid Holiday

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Air Manis Beach. (Antara Sumbar/M R Denya/)

Padang, (Antaranews Sumbar) - The Government of Padang Municipality, West Sumatra relies on beach and island tourism as main tourist destinations for Eid holidays 1439 Hijriah.

"In addition to the Integrated Tourism Area (KWT) of Gunung Padang, there are a number of beaches in Bungus, Pasir Jambak and small islands around Bungus and Air Manis," Head of Tourism and Culture of Padang Medi Iswandi stated in here on Tuesday (June 12).

Besudes, there are several tourist attractions that became the center of the crowds too such as Merpati Peace Monument at Muaro Lasak Beach and Cimpago Beach with IORA monument, both of them only one to two kilometers from the center of Padang, Raya Market.

Then there are Muaro Beach which famous for its harbor, Siti Nurbaya Bridge and Kota Tua that also only one kilometer from Raya Market.

Not far from the place, there is a hill designed for road, marathon and relaxed tour of Gunung Padang which is famous for the legendary of Siti Nurbaya story.

In this case, the municipal government has added several facilities such as cottage and renovation of Siti Nurbaya grave.

Then, there is Gado-Gado Hill in the south which has a place to look at the Indonesian sea and 500 meters afterwards there is Air Manis Beach.

The mainstay tours in the area on are Malin Kundang Stone and White Sands which are extensive and has turtle conservation. (cha)

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Editor: Vicha Faradika