The Harau Valley is a fertile valley located in the District of Harau, Lima Puluh Kota Regency, West Sumatra Province. It is about 138 km from Padang and about 47 km from Bukittinggi or about 18 km from Payakumbuh City and 2 km from the government center of Lima Puluh Kota Regency. This place is surrounded by colorful steep granite stones with a height of 100 to 500 meters.
The Harau Valley is flanked by two steep rocky hills with a height of up to 150 meters in the form of colorful, steep sandstone, with a height of 100 to 500 meters. The topography of the Harau Nature Reserve is hilly and bumpy., the hills include Bukit Air Putih, Bukit Jambu, Bukit Singkarak and Bukit Tarantang. Walking towards the Harau Valley is very pleasant. With fresh air, you can see the beauty of the natural surroundings. The granite cliffs that soar with their unique shapes surround the valley. These steep granite cliffs have an altitude of 80 m to 300 m
Harau Valley has a tropical climate and fertile land, as well as the beauty of charming natural scenery. In the Harau Valley there is a waterfall called Bunta Waterfall or locally called Sarasah Bunta. This waterfall flows fresh fresh water from the highlands with three other waterfalls in this valley. Sarasah Bunta has a beautiful waterfall when it emits sunlight like an angel who is taking a bath, so it is called Sarasah Bunta.
In addition to the Bunta sarasah there is another sarasah called Sarasah Murai because during the day Murai birds are found in this place. Here's the appearance
Harau Valley is actually a nature reserve of 669 hectares. The survey results of a geological team from Germany in 1980 found that the types of rocks found in this area were identical to those found on the seabed in the form of breccia and conglomerate rocks. The legend of the Sarasah community Aka Barayun also relates that around the Harau Valley Nature Reserve was once a sea. The Harau Valley consists of three regions, namely Aka Barayu Resort, Sarasah Bunta Resort, and Rimbo Piobang Resort. Aka Barayun Resort has the beauty of waterfalls and swimming pools plus a beautiful natural feel.
Harau Valley also has the potential for the development of rock climbing because it has steep rocky hills and is able to reflect sound (echo). Here there is also an accommodation facility in the form of a homestay complete with amenities. This is where rock climbing sports enthusiasts like to find their paradise
Steep walls are not only an attraction for photographers but rock climbers are also interested in climbing walls in this valley where there are 300 rock climbing locations. On the other hand, steep rock cliff fences have created beautiful and challenging reliefs especially for those of you who like rock climbing. The steepness of the cliffs in this place reaches 90 degrees with a height reaching 150 to 200 meters. Nothing wrong with it if the Harau Valley becomes a paradise for rock climbing lovers. Climbers dubbed this valley as the Yosemite of Indonesia