Jembatan akar

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Jembatan akar, a tourist attraction in Pesisir Selatan

Jembatan akar (English: the root bridge) is the bridge that forms the fabric of the two roots of the trees that grow across and extends over a stream in the subdistrict Bayang Utara, Pesisir Selatan Regency, West Sumatra, Indonesia.[1] It is located about 88 km south of the city of Padang. In the language of Minang, the bridge is the community outreach called titian aka.

This bridge has a length of 25 metres (82 ft) and a width of 1.5 metres (4 ft 11 in) with a height from the surface of the river of about 3 metres (9.8 ft). It began to be formed in 1890 and could be used in 1916.[2] In other words, the process of knitting a root bridge takes approximately 26 years. Currently, conditions are becoming increasingly stronger with the size of the roots of the banyan tree that formed it.[3] On any day of the week and national holidays, the tourist attraction root bridge is much visited by local tourists and foreign tourists.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jembatan Akar, Bukti Kekuatan Alam di Painan". Detik.com (in Indonesian). 16 February 2012. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Menelusuri Jembatan Akar Terunik di Dunia". Okezone.com (in Indonesian). 9 May 2009. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Wisata Alam: Jembatan Akar" (in Indonesian). Official website of Pesisir Selatan Regency. Archived from the original on 11 January 2012. Retrieved 14 March 2013.