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Lake Singkarak, Solok

#9 of 28 in Nature in West Sumatra
Water Body · Nature / Park
Lake Singkarak (Indonesian: Danau Singkarak) is a lake in West Sumatra, Indonesia. It is located between the regencies of Tanah Datar and Solok Regency. It has an area of 107.8 km², being approximately 21 km long and 7 km wide. The natural outlet for excess water is the Ombilin river which flows eastward to the Strait of Malacca. A hydroelectric project, however, has diverted most of the lake outflow to the Anai river which flows westward into the Indian Ocean near Padang. This Singkarak power station uses this water to generate power for the West Sumatra and Riau provinces. A species of fish called ikan bilih (Mystacoleucus padangensis) is endemic to the lake, and is harvested for human consumption. A railway line, which connects Padang and Sawahlunto-Sijunjung, skirts the length of the lake on the eastern side.

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  • We visited the SingKarak lake in August 2019. We also visited typical villages with Minangkabau style, e.g.: Sulit Air, Pariangan and Rao Rao; there were very beautiful and colourful houses with...  more »
  • Such a tranquil and calm feelings just watching the blue skies and huge lake. Quite and far from pollution. Well taken care off. Sit by the lake doing nothing is the best thing.  more »
  • Very beautiful view of the lake with hills in suroundings. So this is a good place for taking photograph. I have taken pictures in many spots of the lake, and almost all of the pictures are very amazing. Mostly I used lake singkarak as the background. Along the way beside lake singkarak, there are many food court and also mini restaurants.
  • Beautiful lake in West Sumatra. You can find several restaurants with beautiful view to this lake. We can enjoy the lake view while take breakfast or lunch in those restaurants. We also can buy souvenirs from the shops near the lake. I prefer to visit this lake in the morning...

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