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Enjoyed the sea but not the beach

The place is interesting. It could have been a nicer place but because "Motorcross" vehicles... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
Mandaluyong, Philippines
Malin Kundang Stone

We came here to witness this legendary stone. We were said that visit Padang will not be complete... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Singapore, Singapore
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Padang, Indonesia
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Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

People come here to see Malin Kundang stone, which from an old folklore was a guy cursed by his own mother and turned into a stone because he denied her own mother after coming oversea as a rich guy. This used to be a stony...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank dr_riska
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

This place is absolutely beautiful!!! The sand on the beach looks like a painting due to the mix of two different sands and the beach is obviously gorgeous!!!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank arjungm
Reviewed 15 July 2018

The place is interesting. It could have been a nicer place but because "Motorcross" vehicles, motorbykes, cars, stalls, vendors and people share the same space on the beach, it's chaotic and messy (there is garbage all over the place). The parking areas would do well...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JojoManzano
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We came here to witness this legendary stone. We were said that visit Padang will not be complete without seeing this. Malin Kundang is a Southeast Asian folktale about retribution on an ungrateful son. A sailor from a poor family, his father died when he was a...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Hasnah1962
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Went today to the beach by recommendation and was appalled by what I saw. The beach is a total mess!! The guys riding on bikes like mad people up and down causing a lot noise and pollution,the beach itself is very dirty and we had...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 186338Zoran_S
Reviewed 25 January 2018

About 10-15 minutest South of Padang and worth it! The beach is inviting; the famous rock reflecting the legend of the rebellious son begging forgiveness from the mother he had rejected is worth seeing and photographing. And the Indian ocean with various islands within view...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Trup
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Very fun waves for learn surf. Very close to city. Can learn and rent boards. Warm water and good place to visit

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank ardioruri p
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

I have visited this place few times. But this time was the worst experience. The beach is just simply a mess.Car can just be parked on the beach. the famous Malin kundang statue is even worst covered with illegal warung. The local government has neglected...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank Donipku
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

It was nice beach with an ATV drive possibility. Alot of small kiosks where you can buy shirts, sandals, food etc. Also at the end of the beach there was huge amount of trash, so a minus for that and be aware of stray dogs,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Heikki V
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Really love this place..it was fun to be here with a young child because we can go through the beach by atv so the child will never feeling bored there..and we could take photos with the malin kundang stone while told the story about Malin...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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