Solok and South Solok are on the Trans Sumatra Highway, 64 km from Padang and 76 km from Bukkittingi. The town has some fine examples of Minang Kabau architecture with hornshaped roofs and outer walls of wood, completely carved and painted in briljant colours. 60 km from Solok are the twin lakes ( Danau Di Atas and Danau Di Bawah ), which are becoming popular as holiday resorts.Cool mountain air and beautiful landscapes, with impressive thea plantations as far as you can see, have made this spot extraordinary. One of the lakes, set only 1 km apart, is on a slightly higher elevation than the other. The spot offers an impressive panorama of the surrounding countryside and offers excellent opportunities for camping and hiking.