Bukittinggi, one of the cities in the province of West Sumatra has one tourist attraction similar to the giant wall in China. The tourist object is named Janjang Koto Gadang and because it is similar to China’s big wall then Janjang Koto Gadang is often called the Great Wall of Koto Gadang.
Location Janjang Koto Gadang located in Nganai Sianok area, Bukittinggi, West Sumatra. Located approximately 90 kilometers from the city of Padang which is the capital of West Sumatra province. A distance of 90 kilometers can be reached by road with travel time approximately three hours.
The History of Janjang Koto Gadang
Previously, Janjang Koto Gadang was not as interesting as it is today and by the local people is called by the name Janjang Saribu which means a thousand stairs. At the initiative of the local government, Janjang Saribu is made in such a way as to become better and interesting with the aim of attracting tourists. The name of Janjang Saribu was changed to Janjang Kota Gadang or Great Wall of Koto Gadang.
Although called a resemblance to the giant wall of China, but the size of Janjang Koto Gadang is very different from the Great Wall of China. Janjang Koto Gadang only has a length of about 1.5 kilometers only, while the giant wall of China reaches a length of about 8,850 kilometers which is the longest building in the world ever made man.
Great Wall of Koto Gadang connects the city of Bukittinggi – Goa of Japan – Koto Gadang. There are several entrances to here, namely through the city of Bukittinggi which is located not far from Goa Japan, as well as from the route Ngarai Sianok.
In this tourist attraction is not charged the entrance fee, only vehicle parking fee only. With a length of about 1.5 kilometers, Janjang Koto Gadang has a winding track and up and down. Because of its very natural location, then here we will be treated to scenery Ngarak Sianok, river flow, rice fields and cliffs and accompanied by a cool wind breeze.
If you experience fatigue, do not worry because along Janjang Koto Gadang there are several posts that can be used for resting place for the visitors.