Padang is the city of the region of West Sumatra in Indonesia. With an area of 698 square kilometres (269 sq mi) and a population of 915,000 in 2016, it is the top 10 most populated city centres in Indonesia, the most populated city on Sumatra's western coast, and top 4 most populated city on Sumatra. The city had historically been a trading centre since the pre-colonial era, trading in pepper and gold. The Dutch invaded the city in the mid 17th century, eventually constructing a fortress and taking over control of the town from the Pagaruyung Kingdom. Save several disruptions of British rule, Padang remained part of the Dutch East Indies as one of its major cities until Indonesian independence.
It is an international airport that served as international flight as well as domestic flight departure and arriving from the airport. The airport situated on Ketaping, Padang Pariaman Regency which is about 25 km north-west of Padang city centre. The airport became fully operational in early July 2005, replacing the old Tabing Airport located in Padang. The airport is named after the Minangkabau ethnic peoples who inhabit the region. Many airlines operators provided flight from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Minangkabau International Airport such as from Garuda Indonesia, Malindo Air, and Batik Air daily.
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Weather in Indonesia can be split into two seasons which is wet and dry with warm tropical temperatures averaging 29°C during the day, throughout the year. In most regions, the dry season spans from May to September, with the rains falling between October and April. Although the weather is acceptable all year round and mostly hot, the best time to come in Padang is from June to August as the other months, and specifically March, April, September and November experience high rainfall. The average temperature in Padang is from 25 to 32 degree Celsius annually. For those that want to visit here will fell relaxed since there is no monsoon season in Padang. There is lots of hotels, café, and restaurants that you can stay and dine when you arrive in Padang.
Pasumpahan - Pasumpahan is one of the beautiful islands in the sub-district of Bungus, West Sumatra Province, Indonesia. Situated 210 m from Sikuai Island, tourism sites in Pasumpahan include white-sand beaches and coral reefs that are a breath-taking view to all tourists that come to visit here. The beach is very naturally calm and beautiful.
Adityawarman Museum - Adityawarman Museum is an Indonesia State Museum (Museum Negeri Indonesia) situated in Padang, Indonesia. As a State Museum, Adityawarman Museum is well known as the State Museum of West Sumatra (Museum Negeri Sumatera Barat). The museum displays lots of ethnographic collections of items related to the culture of the Province of West Sumatra, particularly the culture of Minangkabau and Mentawai that is one of the historical interesting to be visited here.
Grand Mosque of West Sumatra - Grand Mosque of West Sumatra (Indonesian Masjid Raya Sumatera Barat) is a beautiful mosque in Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia. It is the largest mosque in West Sumatra and the top 2 largest mosques in Sumatra. It located in Padang Utara Subdistrict, Padang, West Sumatra. The Grand Mosque of West Sumatra is situated in a complex of 40,345 square meters on the junction of Jalan Khatib Sulaiman and Jalan Ahmad Dahlan.