Location : Agam regency, West Sumatra, Indonesia
Coordinates : 0 ° 19'S 100 ° 12'E / 0317 ° S 100.2 ° E
Type of lake : Lake volcanic 
The main outflow : Batang Sri Antokan
Located in the country : Indonesia
Length max. : 16 km
Width max. : 7 km
Surface Area : 99.5 sq km
Average depth : 105 m
Depth max. : 165 m
Volume of water : 10.04 km ³
Long edge danau1 : 52.68 km
Altitude : 459 m
Island : Island of Sumatra
Maninjau Lake is a lake in the district of Tanjung Raya, Agam regency, West Sumatra province, Indonesia. The lake is located about 140 km north of Padang, West Sumatra's capital, 36 kilometers from Bukittinggi, 27 kilometers from Lubuk cone, Agam regency capital.
Maninjau which is a volcanic lake is located at a height of 461.50 meters above sea level. Size Maninjau approximately 99.5 km ² and has a maximum depth of 495 meters. Cekungannya formed due to volcanic eruption called Sitinjau (according to local legend), this can be seen from the shape of the hill around the lake that resembles like a wall. According to the legend in Ranah Minang, the existence of Lake Maninjau closely related to the story of Bujang Nine.
Lake Maninjau a source of water to the river named Rod Sri Antokan. In one part of the lake, which is upstream from the Batang Hydroelectric Maninjau Sri Antokan there. The highest peak around Lake Maninjau diperbukitan known as Puncak Lawang. To be able to reach the lake from the direction of Bukittinggi Maninjau if it will pass through a winding road known as Curved 44 along approximately 10 km starting from the morning until the Maninjau Ambun.
The lake is listed as the eleventh largest lake in Indonesia. While in West Sumatra, Maninjau is the second largest lake after Lake Batur which has an area of 129.69 km ² are located in two districts of Tanah Datar and Solok district. In the vicinity of Lake Maninjau there are tourist facilities, such as Hotel (Maninjau Indah Hotel, Pasir Panjang Permai) as well as lodging and restaurants.
Towards Lake Maninjau:
To reach this lake, reached by landline. There are two alternative paths to get to Lake Maninjau.
First, from the West, the trip started from Padang Pariaman passing lane toward Lubuk cone (Agam district capital), more or less taken for 3 hours. Transportation can use public transportation, travel, and personal car or rental car.
Second, From the east, the journey started from Padang to Bukittinggi and from the town of Bukittinggi journey continues to Lake Maninjau through winding 44 is unique. From the winding 44 can enjoy the beauty of the lake as well as dozens of monkeys that we can feed them directly. Transportation can use public transport, private car or rental car. Travel time taken approximately 3 ½ hours.
History of Lake Maninjau, Agam regency, North Sumatra
Maninjau Lake is located in Tanjung Raya district, Agam regency, West Sumatra province, with a distance of about 35 km from Bukittinggi. Maninjau which is a volcanic lake is located at an altitude of 461 meters above sea level with an area about 99 km ² and has a maximum depth of approximately 495 meters. Initial formation of this basin is said by the eruption of the mountain named Mount Sitinjau.
According to the legend in Ranah Minang, the existence of the lake Maninjau closely related to the story of Bujang Nine. Where in the Nine Bujang legend is told about a family that has 10 children and 9 men daiantaranya was the son (bachelor) and a daughter named Sani. Paras Sani exquisite allure for a young man named Sigiran who then establish a romance. Yet somehow come was the accusation of having bachelor nine that during their romance committing immoral. The accusation was denied by the two beings, and they prove it by plunging into the crater of Mount Review as an oath of proof. In their sworn states when proven wrong, then the volcano would erupt and drown Review the village. Apparently Mountain Review is not erupted, but the crater of the longer growing larger until it became a lake, while the nine condemned to be fish footman who is said by local people story today is alive and at a time when certain shows itself to the surface of the lake. The legend that is very interesting, although hard to believe its validity.
The beauty of Lake Maninjau
Anyone who visited the lake Maninjau surely will be amazed with its winding 44 or winding Ampek Ampek known. Along about 10 KM from Ambun Morning begins to Maninjau. The winding roads make the head a little dizzy but was soon relieved by the expanse of natural tapestry throughout the journey. Like emerald green enveloped this country. Vehicle was walking very carefully on the sidelines winding ravines and hills and vast swamps and lush. Occasionally visible from a distance the lake Maninjau face on the sidelines of the natural relief of the Barisan mountain range. Along the lines of this soul constantly amazed and impressed with the grace of the Divine nature paintings. What a lovely nature of this country, making it difficult to express in words. Countless sharp bends that have been passed, but the sharpest curve is winding nine with a very sharp curve.
Once a drive for about 1 hours and cover tens of curve that steep, we finally set foot on Lake gate above these clouds. A sense of dizziness that had seemed at once lost will be replaced by the click amazed Maninjau beauty of the lake. Bana Rancak that word that I can learn in the realm of Minang to express something beautiful. Ripples which bergemericik, lush expanse of trees that stretched, the cool mountain air and fresh through the pores of the skin, which often sounds of birds chirping and the occasional hawk flying across the sky, into the early relaxation is quite refreshing and bring souls lost in peace. Rejuvenation therapy that does not require any concept other than just stare quietly enjoy the stunning surrounding natural contours.