Padang Holidays

Padang is the capital and largest city of West Sumatra, Indonesia. The city is served by the newly-opened Minangkabau International Airport in Ketaping, Padang Pariaman. Padang's Teluk Bayur harbor is the largest and busiest harbor on the west coast of Sumatra.

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When to go to Padang

Typical Holiday Price

£845 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Padang varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - February is the cheapest month to go to Padang.

Things to see and do in Padang

bleublogger | FlickrLake Maninjau
Lake Maninjau
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backpacker holidays trip accomadation west sumatera
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Padang Panjang
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Danau Bawah
Devid Gemilang | Trip by SkyscannerLake Singkarak
Lake Singkarak
kenner116 | FlickrPantai Air Manis
Pantai Air Manis
Yanti | Trip by SkyscannerKayu Aro
Kayu Aro
warmwindssurfshop | FlickrMentawai Surf Charter Boat
Mentawai Surf Charter Boat

Reviews of Padang

Simone Colombara
Simone Colombara

I was there over the weekend, as usual, but most travel agent were closed. Two days in the city, no bath, no beach parties, no hiking, zzz

Fajar Kusnadi
Fajar KusnadiLeeds

Padang is a prosperous city and major ports, which has retained the atmosphere of a market town. It is the third largest city of Indonesia with a population of more than 300,000. South of Padang, the massive Kerinci-Strait, Nature Reserve is Indonesia's largest national parks sprawls across a 345 sq km stretch of Jungle Mountain dominated by the volcanic core of Mount Kerinci, which is Sumatra's highest mountain. Padang has some pretty beaches. The most popular ones are located south of Padang. The beaches are good for swimming, boating or just watching fishing boats going out in the afternoon. On Sundays, the beaches are usually crowded with families and youngsters enjoying their weekly day off. On other days, however, we will find the beaches deserted.


Literary the cleanest city I've ever been in Indonesia. But it was before the major earthquake 3 years ago. Hope it has fully recover to the time when I was there. Also love the culinary! This place is packed with places that serve awesome local food and they're dirt cheap. But if you're not too adventurous and has low tolerance for spicy food, you may want to skip the local food and explore the friendly town instead.

Nia Kamil
Nia KamilBekasi

most beautiful landscapes in Indonesia is the Padang...very recomended.if u want to go there....beautifull...!!

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