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THE ROOT BRIDGE IN WEST SUMATRA

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The root bridge in West Sumatra is a most visited tourist attraction. It is made from bamboo wood and is wrapped by the roots of the banyan trees that grow on the either side of the river.

It is 25 meters long and has reached the age of 100 years. It’s so fascinating and is the truly unique bridge in Indonesia. Perhaps, the most regretful thing in life is that someone doesn’t have the opportunity to pay a visit to this wonderful place.

The bridge is situated in Pulut-pulut village and is 24 kilometers from Painan. You need to take an 80 kilometer journey if you go from Padang and pass Teluk Bayur.

The locals call the root bridge Titian Aka. A lot of tourists come to see this awesome bridge and each of them should pay the entrance fee. The bridge stretches from Pulut-pulut to Lubuk Silau village over the Batang Bayang River.

This hundred year old bridge is considered sacred. Three days before the month of Ramadan, the locals come to take a bath with lime juice. This is the old traditi…

THE SPOOKY LOCATIONS AT BAGANSIAPIAPI

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Bagansiapiapi or Baganapi is the capital of Rokan Hilir Regency, Riau Province. It is a beautiful place to visit and was formerly known as the second world class fish producer. The inhabitants have a great interest in swallow nest. Visitors can see swallow birdhouses everywhere and Bagansiapiapi has turned into a swallow-house town.

There are six routes you can take whenever you go to Bagansiapiapi. It is said that these roads are very eerie because a lot of homeless spirits like roaming along the ways on Friday Kliwon night. Perhaps you’ll see a wandering soul waving at you in the moonlight while you are passing. Not all the people can see ghosts. If you see that, you will probably win the lottery.

Although it spreads by word of mouth, many people still take the advice that they should be very careful while they’re driving at those spooky places. It is advisable that the drivers honk their horns, so they won’t hit any careless spirits unintentionally.

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