Tarusan Kamang Lake in Kamang Magek Sub-District, Indonesia
Tiring and boring working activities may lead to stresses and other issues indeed. In order to get rid of these problems, people need to spend some time in a serene tourist site for lessening. As for the reference, there is Tarusan Kamang Lake in Indonesia! To be exact, this beautiful lake resides in Jorong Halalang Village and belongs to Kamang Magek Sub-District in Agam Regency. Unlike others, this lake has a unique characteristic! In particular seasons, the lake is filled with water. On the other hand, unpredictably, the lake loses the water and turns into a stunning savanna!
The main allure of Tarusan Kamang Lake is indeed its unique phenomenon. While featuring water, the lake comes with the serene and soothing water level. Even a small mound of land is seen in the middle of it, which is called Padang Doto. While losing the water level, tourists can only see a vast savanna where they can relax in. Aside from this phenomenon, the site also features breathtaking scenery with mountains panorama on the horizon. Several trees and bushes also grow in this area. Not to mention tourists can take advantage of available facilities (tents and benches) for relaxing.
Exploring Tarusan Kamang Lake
Tarusan Kamang Lake is quite beneficial for both the locals and tourists. For villagers, the lake provides ample space to cultivate fishes. Not to mention it becomes a good spot for bathing and fishing. Some locals even take advantage of it to bathe their buffalo! Even when the water is gone, some fishes would be trapped so villagers can easily catch them. Many species of fishes live there including tilapias, bada, rayo, etc. This explains why the lake never loses its visitors.
As for tourists, Tarusan Kamang Lake provides both comfortable nuance and beautiful scenery for them to enjoy. During weekends and holidays, the site gets many visitors and these people usually enjoy fun activities like a family recreation, photography, and exploration. They are even satisfied by watching locals’ activities (fishing) during the visit! Some of them also take advantage of the savanna for relaxing while watching the lake from afar. What a great place to relieve stresses, no?
Here is the question. What makes the water disappear? It is said the main cause is the presence of an underwater river. Tarusan Kamang is a karst lake, after all. During the high tide, the alleys beneath limestone hills may emit water and cover some parts of the savanna. One thing, this phenomenon happens unpredictably. That means no one knows when exactly the transition is.
- Tirtasari Park
- Sonsang Village
- Bulek Simarasok Hill
How to Get There
From Padang City, a trip to Tarusan Kamang Lake may take around 3 hours and 3 minutes as the distance is 109 km. The first destination is Agam Regency and tourists can head to Kamang Magek Sub-District afterward. The last thing to do is to visit Jorong Halalang Village and reach the lake right away for about several minutes. As for the best route to take, it is Lintas Barat Sumatera Street.
Where to Stay
- Kompphil House
- Pakankamih Guesthouse
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