Top 9 Things to do in Sawahlunto, Indonesia

December 26, 2017 Kaleigh Reichenbach

Sawahlunto (Jawi: ساواهلونتو‬) is a city in West Sumatra, Indonesia, 90 kilometres from Padang. The city covers 276 sq. km, and had a population of 59,821 in 2014.

1. Goedang Ransum

Behind Parai City Garden Hotel, Sawahlunto, Indonesia
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4 based on 16 reviews

Goedang Ransum

Reviewed By Zumba12 - Adelaide, Australia

This museum comprises a complex of old buildings & exhibits. the 'coal' museum itself is very interesting & the displays are well presented. We were particularly taken with the huge cooking pots, used to feed patients in hospital. We learnt about the way prisoners were used for their labour & their treatment as 'slaves'. Well worth a look, although not many exhibits have English translation. We had a very competent guide who took the time to explain the exhibits to us in excellent English.

2. Lubang Mbah Suro (Bekas Tambang Batubara)

Jl. M Yazid, Tangsi Baru, Tanah Lapang, Lembah Segar, Sawahlunto, Indonesia
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4 based on 14 reviews

Lubang Mbah Suro (Bekas Tambang Batubara)

Reviewed By Okky T - Medan, Indonesia

- excellent service with helpful, knowledgable staffs
- some dirty, watery boots and shortage of safety helms
- when going down to the mine, take extra care for children due to slippery stairs and floors there
- have camera with flash when taking picture in the mine, as it's a bit dark with limited number of lights

3. Sawahlunto Train Museum

Jl. Kampung Teleng Kelurahan Pasar, Kecamatan Lembah Segar, Sawahlunto, Indonesia
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3.5 based on 11 reviews

Sawahlunto Train Museum

Reviewed By Zumba12 - Adelaide, Australia

We were in Sumatra to research a PoW railway & visited this small museum. It is small but has some interesting exhibits which all add to the rail history of this part of Sumatra. There was sufficient translation available for us to appreciate the old photographs & exhibits. We watched a short film which also filled in some gaps & had subtitles. The tourist railway doesn't run any more but there are old exhibits in the station yard. The staff were very pleasant & happy to help, giving us a few different brochures in English. There are some souvenirs for purchase. Definitely worth a look if you're interest in railway history.

4. Polan Hill

Kecamatan Lembah Segar, Sawahlunto 27418, Indonesia
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Polan Hill

Reviewed By tjutjukbs

Puncak Polan menawarkan pesona alam yang amat memukau untuk wisatawan yang datang kemari. Dari tempat ini wisatawan dapat melihat dan memandang luas kota Sawahlunto dari atas. Terlihat bangunan rumah-rumah , kantor dan bukit lainnya yang berdiri kokoh disisi lain bisa dilihat dari puncak ini. Wisatawan yang punya hobi olah raga Paralayang bisa menyalurkannya disini. Udara disini segar khas perbukitan dan tempatnya nyaman untuk refreshing.

5. Kincir Air Tradisional

Sawahlunto, Indonesia
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5 based on 2 reviews

Kincir Air Tradisional

Reviewed By Sita S

I wiuld say this turbine adds the beauty and the picturesque of its sorounding. It also tells us a sense of traditional way of life on how locals do beans and cofffee grinding, they use this turbine.

6. Kandi Lake

Jl Raya Sawahlunto, Sawahlunto, Indonesia
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Kandi Lake

Reviewed By tjutjukbs

Danau Kandi terletak di kecamatan Talawi kabupaten Sawahlunto, merupakan bekas areal penambangan batubara. Selain sebagai wisata air Danau Kandi memiliki arena bermain out bond dan kebun binatang. Terdapat Taman kupu-kupu berisi beraneka macam jenis kupu-kupu yang diawetkan. Untuk wisata air tersedia banana boat dan sepeda air. Wisatawan bisa berkeliling danau. Disini wisatawan juga bisa menunggang kuda. Arena out bond ada Flying fox, Paint ball, Shooting target dan lainnya. Tempat ini sangat nyaman untuk refreshing.

7. Tawali Waterwheel

Jl. Raya Batusangkar, Sawahlunto, Indonesia
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Tawali Waterwheel

Reviewed By ida_srini - Bekasi

Dari Batusangkar ke Sawahlunto pasti melewati kincir air ini. Walaupun sudah lama, kincir air ini masih berfungsi dan terus berputar di tepi Sungai Ombilin. Lingkungan sekitarnya sungguh cantik, bentangan sawah nan menghijau dengan liukan sungai dan perbukitan.

8. Gereja Katolik Santa Barbara Sawahlunto

Jln. Yos Sudarso, Sawahlunto 27411, Indonesia
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3.5 based on 3 reviews

Gereja Katolik Santa Barbara Sawahlunto

Reviewed By AgustiEsden - Jakarta

Gereja Katolik Santa Barbara berdiri dengan megahnya di kota Sawahlunto sebagai tempat Ibadah kaum Kolonial. Setelah kemerdekaan sampai sekarang gereja ini masih terawat dengan baik dan masih dimanfaatkan sebagai tempat ibadah umat nasrani kota multi etnis Sawahlunto.

9. Muhammad Yamin Cemetery

Jalan Talawi, Sawahlunto, Indonesia
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3.5 based on 4 reviews

Muhammad Yamin Cemetery

Reviewed By AgustiEsden - Jakarta

Muhammad Yamin adalah tokoh nasional zaman pergerakan dan kemerdekaan Bangsa Indonesia, yang banyak kiprahnya dalam proses kemerdekaan Bangsa Indonesia. Tidak sedikit jasanya terhadap bangsa ini, laki-laki kelahiran desa Talawi Sawahlunto ini juga dimakamkan di kampung halamannya Talawi Sawahlunto.

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