West Sumatra was one of many provinces in Indonesia that had so many beautiful sceneries. That was why the province had a big chance to be one of the tourism centers in Indonesia. One of many tourist destinations in there was a small town located in Minangkabau Highlands, called Bukittinggi. There is waterfall was located in a valley on Tanah Datar regency, Padang, called Anai Valley or “Lembah Anai”, which was why the waterfall was called Lembah Anay Waterfall.
Lembah Anay waterfall located in the street connecting Padang City dan City of Bukittinggi, two cities that are centers for the governance, economic growth, and tourism in theProvince of West Sumatera. The location is Righ in the side streets, creating waterfalls is able to attract the tourists both local and foreign tourist. Waterfall is included in nature conservation areas Anay Valley.
The beauty of the panorama that emanated Lembah Anay Waterfall with the “image of nature” that is still beautiful to support the increase in tourist visits to West Sumatera. To come to the waterfall was quite easy, the travelers could reach the location by their private car or public transportation. It was only about 60 until 90 minutes drive from Padang.
According to some local people there, there were two other waterfalls aside the waterfall by the main road, but to reach the other two, travelers need more stamina and preparation because those two other waterfalls were located deep inside a natural reserve forest above the first waterfall, and there was no path built for tourists there, yet. But it might have been prettier and the atmosphere was also more tranquil than in the first waterfall.
In front of Lembah Anay Waterfall, there was an old railway track which crisscrossed the main road in several place in the valley. It was not a usual track, it was a rack track instead. A rack track enable a locomotive to drag wagons climbing through a slope. Unfortunately, the track was not in use for regular trains anymore.
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