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Padang

Padang is a city located on the western coast of Sumatra in Indonesia. It is the capital of the West Sumatra province and is the largest city in the region. Padang has a population of over one million people, making it the fourth largest city in Indonesia.

The city is located on the Indian Ocean, with the Batang Arau River running through it. Padang is situated on a coastal plain, with the Bukit Barisan mountain range to the east and the Mentawai Islands to the west. The climate of Padang is tropical, with warm temperatures year-round and high humidity.

Padang has a long and interesting history. It was originally settled by Minangkabau people in the 13th century, and later became part of the Dutch East Indies in the 17th century. It was an important port for the Dutch colonialists, and was a major trading hub for the region. During World War II, the city was occupied by the Japanese and then liberated by the Allied forces in 1945.

Today, Padang is an important economic center in Indonesia. The city is home to several universities, including the University of Andalas and the University of Padang. It is also home to several industries, including shipping, fishing, and oil and gas. The city is a popular tourist destination, with many attractions such as the Great Mosque of Padang, the Padang Beach, and the Siti Nurbaya Bridge.

Overall, Padang is an important city in Indonesia, both historically and economically. It is a vibrant and bustling city, with a rich culture and history, and a beautiful landscape.

Excursion tips for a day in Padang

As a tourist in Padang, Indonesia, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in a single day. Here is a list of some of the most popular activities:

1. Visit the Siti Nurbaya Bridge, a stunning suspension bridge over the Batang Arau River.

2. Explore the Anai Valley, a lush jungle valley full of waterfalls and wildlife.

3. Enjoy a traditional Padang meal at one of the city's many restaurants.

4. Visit the Jam Gadang Clock Tower, a beautiful clock tower in the center of Padang.

5. Take a boat tour of the nearby Mentawai Islands, a beautiful archipelago off the coast of Sumatra.

6. Visit the Air Manis Beach, a stunning white sand beach with crystal clear waters.

7. Take a guided jungle trek and explore the rainforest.

8. Visit the Sianok Canyon, an impressive canyon with steep cliffs and a river running through it.

9. Visit the Minangkabau Cultural Village, a living museum that showcases the culture of the Minangkabau people.

10. Take a tour of the Bukittinggi Museum, which showcases the history and culture of the region.

Experience Padang with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Padang. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Padang

Padang in Indonesia has a tropical climate with two distinct seasons: a wet season from October to April and a dry season from May to September. During the wet season, temperatures are hot and humid with heavy rainfall. The dry season is characterised by cooler temperatures and sunny days, although the humidity remains high. The average temperature throughout the year is around 28°C.

Cruise weather for Padang

Our weather forecast for Padang helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 28.9 °C
min: 18.7 °C
10.8 m/s
9.7 m/s
33.7 %
23.1 m
77.9 %
1,011 hPa
06:22:45
18:27:08
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 29.0 °C
min: 19.2 °C
10.1 m/s
7.6 m/s
73.0 %
23.5 m
81.1 %
1,011 hPa
06:22:44
18:27:09
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 29.3 °C
min: 19.7 °C
11.2 m/s
9.0 m/s
65.3 %
23.7 m
80.4 %
1,012 hPa
06:22:43
18:27:09
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 28.4 °C
min: 19.9 °C
10.1 m/s
7.2 m/s
88.2 %
23.4 m
79.9 %
1,011 hPa
06:22:41
18:27:09
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 28.5 °C
min: 19.5 °C
10.1 m/s
6.5 m/s
91.4 %
21.5 m
83.0 %
1,011 hPa
06:22:39
18:27:07
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 28.1 °C
min: 19.3 °C
10.8 m/s
7.6 m/s
90.7 %
18.0 m
82.9 %
1,011 hPa
06:22:35
18:27:06
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 29.0 °C
min: 19.1 °C
6.5 m/s
6.1 m/s
99.7 %
21.4 m
82.3 %
1,013 hPa
06:22:31
18:27:04
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 26.0 °C
min: 19.3 °C
8.6 m/s
11.2 m/s
93.5 %
21.4 m
86.9 %
1,013 hPa
06:22:27
18:27:01
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 27.3 °C
min: 19.9 °C
9.0 m/s
7.6 m/s
77.6 %
19.5 m
85.7 %
1,011 hPa
06:22:22
18:26:57
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 28.8 °C
min: 19.7 °C
9.0 m/s
7.9 m/s
69.7 %
23.1 m
83.1 %
1,011 hPa
06:22:16
18:26:53
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 28.3 °C
min: 19.2 °C
9.4 m/s
9.4 m/s
59.9 %
20.6 m
81.3 %
1,013 hPa
06:22:10
18:26:49
Aug. 5th 2024 Aug. 5th 2024 max: 26.5 °C
min: 19.3 °C
8.6 m/s
8.6 m/s
99.7 %
19.2 m
83.3 %
1,013 hPa
06:22:03
18:26:43
Aug. 6th 2024 Aug. 6th 2024 max: 27.5 °C
min: 18.8 °C
10.1 m/s
16.2 m/s
96.8 %
24.1 m
81.3 %
1,012 hPa
06:21:55
18:26:38

Cruises to Padang

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Scheduled ship calls in Padang, Indonesia
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