A. Brief Information

Menhir is an upright stone that was functioned as the medium for conducting worhsip towards the ancestor‘s spirit by prehistoric people. It was made to respect the ancestor‘s spirit for its capability in giving tremendous influence towards the human being of prehistoric times. The existence of menhir is an evident of social value that was applied on human being in the prehistoric times.

B. Distinctive Features

When you have arrived at Mahat Village, you will experience the mystical atmosphere of the location. Here, you can see various reliefs on some menhirs having various motifs such as swords, horns, and skulls. Such motifs are arranged neatly in such a manner shaping out the human statue without the body. In the past, it was used by animism believers as the medium for conducting worship. The menhirs here are beautifully carved, hence the location is a considerable tourism destination for you who are interested in archaeological study.

C. Location

Menhir in Manhat Village is precisely located in Koto Gadang and Koto Tinggi, Mahat Village, contiguous to the edge of Suliki Sub-district and Kapur IX Sub-district, Lima Puluh Koto District, West Sumatra Province.

D. Access

To reach the location, you can take any public transportation from Padang City to Payakumbuh (the capital of Lima Puluh Koto District). It is around three hours with IDR 20.000 for the cost. The journey then is proceeded to Mahat Village for approximately 30 minutes. Furthermore, you can take car rental services for about IDR 50.000 per day.

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F. Accommodation and other Facilities

The local inhabitants provide their homes to be rented a night or more with the costs ranging from IDR 20.000 to IDR 50.000 per night. Guides‘ services are available with the costs ranging from IDR 30.000 to IDR 50.000 per day.

Source : Wisata Melayu

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