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West Sumatra is famous for its unique culture and its beautiful mixture of mountains and tropical white sandy beaches. Padang is the capital city, located on the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. West Sumatra is also the home of Minangkabau, the one from few tribe which practice matriarchate in the world. In this province, you will see how the culture, people, Islam and nature fuse, especially in Ranah Minang.
You can see every kind of natural tropical beauty in this province. Some worthwhile activities include taking a city tour, hiking or biking.
The Mentawai Islands are great for surfing.
West Sumatra has tropical climate with hot and humid conditions throughout the year. Temperatures at sea level are around 30 °C during the day and 23 °C at night with little variation during the year. There is no real dry season just a less wet season which last from February to August. More rain falls from September to January when temperatures during the day are just a few degrees lower as well.
There are daily direct flights from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore to Padang's Minangkabau International Airport (PDG), and several choices of local and international airlines from Jakarta. Padang is also connected with Singapore, Bandung, Batam, Subang, Medan and during the Hadj season with Jeddah.
There are many budget hostels that you can find around Bukittinggi Town. Just go to Kampung Cina and you will find many hostels and other amenities for travellers. The average rate for a hostel in Bukittinggi is US$ 10-15 per night.
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