Padang is the capital and largest city of West Sumatra, Indonesia. It is located on the western coast of Sumatra Island, and it is served by Minangkabau International Airport, Port of Teluk Bayur, and Bengkuang Bus Terminal. The city has a population of over 833,000 people, and it is a major transportation hub for travelers visiting tourist attractions around West Sumatra.
Padang is well-known for its gastronomic and shopping tourism. Rendang, a spicy beef dish that is listed number one dish in the list “The World’s 50 Most Delicious Foods” by CNN International in 2011, originated from Padang. Other popular dishes in Padang include gulai, a curry dish, and sate Padang, a skewered beef dish. The city is also home to a number of traditional markets, where visitors can find souvenirs, textiles, and other local products.
In addition to its culinary delights, Padang also has a number of other tourist attractions. These include:
Air Manis Beach
This beach is located in the south of the city, and it is a popular spot for swimming, sunbathing, and surfing.
This beach is located in the center of the city, and it is a popular spot for fishing and sightseeing.
This museum is dedicated to the history and culture of the Minangkabau people.
Sarasah Banyak Gariang Waterfall:
This waterfall is located in the hills outside of the city, and it is a popular spot for hiking and swimming.