Lembah Harau, West Sumatera (Harau Valley)

Harau Valley, also called the Gorge. Is a valley that stuck between two steep cliffs. Tourism attractions of West Sumatra is preferred by almost all tourists who come to West Sumatra. If viewed from the bottom of the Valley, it would seem as if the tapered cliffs that break through the clouds. Because these cliffs has a height of up to 200 meters.
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Natural Resources
With an area of about 270 hectares, since 10 January 1993 Harau Valley has been designated by the Government as a nature reserve and Wildlife Sanctuary. One of the typical animals living in them is Macaca fascirulatis or long-tailed Monkeys. These animals including rare species of animals endemic to Sumatra. This hanging monkeys and relocated so that it will provide its own entertainment in your tour. In addition, Harau Valley nature reserve also has a variety of plant species of tropical rainforest plateau. Therefore, one of the Valley‘s location within the Harau planned to become a Safari Park. Namely Resort Rimbo Piobang. Plus more, you can also visit a Zoo and the butterfly breeding places in the area of Aka Berayun.
Geographically
Harau Valley is located in the Regency of Fifty Koto, Payakumbuh, West Sumatra. West Sumatra nature conditions must be very suitable for You who have an adventurous hobby. One example is this Harau Valley, which has a wavy and hilly topography of the land. You can explore some of the beautiful hills around the area of the Valley Harau. As the Hill of Air Putih, Jambu Hill, Singkarak, and Tarantang Hill. Harau Valley expanse surrounded by rock cliffs sand which is quite steep. Not to mention the granite cliffs that soar up to 300 Metres high. Not only that, the natural conditions in West Sumatra, you can enjoy views of the green rice fields between cliffs perpendicular, along with its natural atmosphere that is very amazing.
Harau Valley lined by clusters of very high cliff. One theory of the formation of the Valley is the result of millions of years of erosion processes. As well as the merging of Austronesian Plate with the Eurasian plate are urgent. Such insistence led to the fracturing of large lined at the southern tip of the island of Sumatra. Based on research, the rocks in the Valley this Harau aged 30 to 40 million years.
You will gain invaluable experience by climbing to the top of seaside. Spend time exploring and conquering the wilderness for about 6 hours. But don’t worry if you do not want to bother, there is easier access. That is down the path of stairs, until arriving at the top of the cliff. In this place, you can enjoy the scenery and combing the natural beauty of West Sumatra from the height.

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Natural Tourism Attractions

In addition to views of towering cliffs with firm and magnificent, you will feel the fresh air and other natural sights Harau Valley as well. You can visit some of the region’s natural attractions, each of which will make you feel amazed. Like a waterfall Aka Barayun Waterfall Sarasah Aie Luluih, Bunta Sarasah Waterfalls, waterfalls Sarasah Murni, and Waterfall Sarasah Aie Angek. All four of the natural tourism area Resort Sarasah Bunta. Each waterfall has its own privileges.
Waterfall Luluih Aie Sarasah flowing down the side of the wall rocks, which are still very natural at the base. While the afternoon time, waterfalls Sarasah Bunta will look very pretty when it rained for sunlight.
In the waterfall Sarasah Murai you can enjoy the beauty of the Magpies in between lush trees, along with mellifluous booms. While the area of the Waterfall Sarasah Aie Angek is still relatively quiet. Although it is unique, yet many visitors who come to this waterfall because the region has not yet fully opened as a tourism attraction. In the waterfall Sarasah Angek Aie, you can enjoy the warmth of the water at once. Because this waterfall has a uniqueness, that is the temperature of the water is warm enough.
After enjoying the fifth waterfall‘s, you still have two locations to explore. At Resort Aka Barayun Harau Valley you can swim in the swimming pool, while enjoying the beautiful nature atmosphere. There is also the potential for the sport of rock climbing. For those of you who still want to spend more time enjoying the beauty and splendor of the Valley Harau, the area’s facilities are also available in the form of residence or homestay. While the Resort Rimbo Piobang is still in the development plan for the Safari Park.
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