Senin, 05 Maret 2012

Maninjau Lake

Maninjau Lake is a lake in the district of Tanjung Kingdom, Agam regency, West Sumatra province, Indonesia. The lake is located about 140 kilometers north of Padang, West Sumatra's capital, 36 kilometers from Bukittinggi, 27 kilometers from Lubuk cone, the capital of Agam.
Maninjau which is a volcanic lake is situated at an altitude of 461.50 meters above sea level. Maninjau wide about 99.5 km ² and has a maximum depth of 495 meters. The concave formed due to volcanic eruptions are named Sitinjau (according to local legend), it can be seen from the hills around the lake form that resembles like a wall. According to legend in Minang, the existence of Lake Maninjau Bujang closely related to the story of the Nine Single Man.
One of the men later accused of immorality. He then swore if after entry into the crater of Mount Tinjua eruption, then he is innocent. Then he got into the crater. Not long after Mount Review erupted. Volcanic eruptions that later became lakes now known as Lake Maninjau.

Maninjau lake is a source of water to the river named Batang Sri Antokan. In one part of the lake which is upstream of the Batang Hydroelectric Maninjau Sri Antokan there. The highest peaks surrounding Lake Maninjau  known as Puncak Lawang. To be able to reach Lake Maninjau if from the United Kingdom it will pass through the winding road known as Curved 44 along approximately 10 km starting from the morning until the Maninjau Ambun.
The lake is listed as the eleventh largest lake in Indonesia. While in West Sumatra, Maninjau is the second largest lake after Lake Batur which has an area of 129.69 km ² located in two districts namely Tanah Datar and Solok. Around the lake there Maninjau tourist facilities, such as Hotel (Maninjau Indah Hotel, Pasir Panjang Permai) as well as lodging and restaurants

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