IHeartPadang is your all out guide to travelling to Padang, Indonesia. For those of you who feel like travelling somewhere less mainstream, Padang is the place to be. The city is a gateway to a new paradise enriched and beautified by the local culture which is a blend of the native Minangkabau, and the Islamic influence.
From its mountains those adventurous travellers can see landscapes of West Sumatera, and the islands scattered around the Indian Ocean. Even with the past tsunami and earthquakes, Padang is still a jewel, a place to come and see when visiting Indonesia.
The diverse activities to do in Padang is great, with its long coastline with many beaches, and the even better islands a boat ride away it’s a place for surfers, and beachgoers to lap up the sun.
For those tourists wanting to do some intense shopping nothing can beat the bustling Pasa Raya, where all Angkot’s converge to meet. In this amazing frenetic market tourists can truly feel like a local. Locals and tourists can go crazy shopping for food, clothes, bags, shoes you name it, it’s all there for you, not to mention a place you can refine some of those haggling skills.
These amazing places offer you a look into Padang and its culture, but you’ll fall even more in love with the city through its mouth-watering and colourful food. Padang is known throughout Indonesia as having the best cuisine. From local street vendors to restaurants, you can sample a variety of Padang style food. From Sate, to the traditional Masakan Padang dishes, you will most assuredly be swept away by their deliciously spicy and flavoursome food.
Welcome to IHeartPadang, where you can find tips to travelling in this wonderful city, and get taste of the exotic Padang.
Enjoy! Happy Travelling!
- Jana Tyree