West Sumatra is a part of Indonesia that holds many charms of beauty, such as its natural beauty in the Land of Minangkabau, ranging from its stunning beaches and canyons that stretch and the valley is very beautiful, a decoration of natural contours in the form of mountains and a series of beautiful hills and not miss the lake which is very attractive lake. So there is no doubt that Lake Maninjau is a tourist reference in Indonesia that must be visited, which is also one of the fascinating lakes in West Sumatra that captivates anyone who comes to Lake Maninjau.
This volcanic lake located in the heart of Agam Regency is located at an altitude of 460 meters above sea level, which covers 100 square kilometers and has a depth of up to 105 meters. The lake area makes Maninjau Lake the 11th largest tanau in Indonesia. Lake is formed through volcanic eruptions originating from Mount Sitinjau according to history which is approximately 52,000 years ago, Lake Maninjau is a broadly formed caldera such that it makes a lake happened as Lake Toba in North Sumatra and also in Lake Batur which became a tourist spot in Kintamani Bali. The legend that developed from generation to generation if observed outside the eye to scientists, concerning the origin of the occurrence of the lake according to local folklore, Legend this is known as ‘Bujang Sembilan’ a story that tells about 10 brothers and sisters and consists of 9 single people and one girl.
Referensi dan Rekomendasi Tempat Wisata di Indonesia: Danau ManinjauThe story of a girl who is in love with a young Sigiran, whose love story ends with a slander from the nine brothers. The young brothers accuse under the relationship that has violated the norm that has exceeded the limit. From the accusation that was thrown by the kesembilang bujang siblings, a girl and her lover who then made a promise and swore, so the two couples Girl and the man jumped to the Gunung Tinjau crater (Sitinjau) to prove their purity.
They say a loud word before jumping, and suggest that if they are innocent the mountain will erupt, but if they are both guilty then the mountain will not erupt. The eruption of Mount Sitinjau has proven that these two regions are innocent. The panorama of the beauty of Lake Maninjau is an attraction for tourists to visit, ie every visitor can see from afar, Maninjau Lake also has many very beautiful spots and can be enjoyed especially for photography lovers who want to capture moments, and add new experiences.
There is one of the best famous spots if you observe that the location is right in the middle of the area called kelok 44, from around 23 turns to reach turn 30. The landscape that stretches beautifully around this lake area which also has a very fertile stretch of rice fields and looks very charming that pampers your eyes and gives calm to visitors who witness it.