A Slice of Paradise, the Harau Valley – Sumatra, Indonesia
Want to get off the beaten track and away from it all, relax, take a break from lugging that backpack around for a while? I’ll let you into a little secret – make your way to the Harau Valley. Lodgings consist of small huts in the middle of lush tropical foilage overlooked by sheer towering faces of multi-coloured rock. Acres of flourescent green paddyfields add to the visual effect and the river that runs through the valley is complete with sun dappled bathing pools and refreshing cascades that throw gushing, gurgling and tinkling sound effects into the still air. We stayed 3 days and didn’t see another tourist! It was a slice of paradise.
Very good pics, I love how adventurous you are. Helps everyone on your blog.
A belated Thank you have not been on the site for a long time. Just getting back into writing again
Wow those pictures look awesome! Thanks for writing about Sumatra. This is such a great article 🙂 Anyway, if you need more reference about another Indonesian destination places maybe you can also visit http://www.jakpost.travel, I also read some informative articles there. I hope it could be useful for you too.
It is really a paradise. In early days of my career, I used to live and work in a Tea Plantation situtated in a remote hilly country side of a south Asian Country. The place used to get cut off from outside world for about 3 months a year during heavy monsoon season when unpaved hilly roads used to get washed away. I am remembering those days of my life. unfortunately, I did not have camera then and I could not appreciate the nature then as I do now living and working in a concrete jungle of major US city. Thanks for sharing….
I recently went on 13 day road trip thru Turkey and I would make time to post some of my pictures of ancient archeological sites whihc we visited during that travel.
You are one well travelled lady. It’s wonderful that you’ve documented it all in word and photo.
This place looks awesome.
Thanks for visiting my blog! I look forward to reading about the places you’ve been that I haven’t yet ventured to!
oh my God I’m in love!! You are so gifted!! Also a big thanks for visiting my blog.
great photos! I was stunned myself with the beauty of Harau Valley.
thank you Bahar
something out of this world
Great photos, what an amazing place!! I would also like to thank you for reading my blog on Marrakesh!!
Oh, my! Thanks for coming by my blog so I know of you in the ethers! Such beautiful images!
Great, super nice photos! I am just back from Indonesia, what a place! Thanks for sharing these and for stopping by my blog. Keep up the super work!
HI! First of all, thank you for liking my post recently. I really enjoyed your posts so far. Nice photography and an eye for detail. Have fun always!
Thank you 🙂
What a beautiful place. I got to attend a seminar on Indonesian martial arts came from Java; he said Indonesia was incredibly beautiful. These pictures are definitely proof of that.
These pictures brought back fond memories. I lived three years in Indo, two of those in Sumatra among the Minangkabau people, and I spent a few days in Harau Canyon. Thanks for the flashback!
I’ve been wanting to go to Sumatra! Would love to get travel tips from you. My email address is on my blog home page if you’ve got any advice/suggestions/whatever to share. 🙂
Hi there – Sumatra is such a wonderful place, the travelling is a little rough – but taking the local buses is an amazing way of experiencing the life. You need to go to see the Orangutans, stay in the wonderful crater lakes, climb the smoking mountain – avoid Medan at all costs or get out ASAP. I heard that Banda Ache was still recovering from the Tsunami when we visited and the beaches were a mess – however right at the top of the island are meant to be some great places to chill. Of course it may be different now – tourism may be up again
Thanks for the info!
Thank yo Beebee
Did you stay here? I recalled passing by this place with family early 2000 when we visited Bukittinggi. Beautiful place.
Yes we did – it was amazing 🙂
Wow, just fantastic! Lovely pictures too, Paradise here I come!
A reminder of one place I really want to go. You have been to many great places, congrats. inkarasworld
Thank you Kara 🙂
haha, I just realised that we have almost the same pictures of this place! It is lovely.