Sawahlunto Old Coal Mining Town

Sawahlunto Old Coal Mining Town is part of the Tentative list of Indonesia in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

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The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.

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Elisabeth Fransisca Situmorang

Indonesia - 24-Oct-17 -

The City of Sawah Lunto, around 3-4 hrs from Padang, the capital of West Sumatra, is actually quite a small town. It is an easy day trip starting from Bukittinggi and ending it in Padang (with a close detour to another TWHS, Nagari Sijunjung).

Visited the Goedang Ransum (mass kitchen for the labourer) Museum and one of the Coal Mine. It's really worth to see how the city was alive because of the coal mining exploitation from the Dutch period, how a big deal it was during that time. I must say it is cool experience.

Highly recommended.


Full Name
Sawahlunto Old Coal Mining Town
Indonesia
Added
2015
Nominated for
2019
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By ID
2015 Added to Tentative List

The site has 12 locations

Sawahlunto Old Coal Mining Town: Batu Tabal Train Station (T)
Sawahlunto Old Coal Mining Town: Coal Processing Plant Compound (T)
Sawahlunto Old Coal Mining Town: Coal Storage (T)
Sawahlunto Old Coal Mining Town: Company Town (T)
Sawahlunto Old Coal Mining Town: Kayu Tanam Train Station (T)
Sawahlunto Old Coal Mining Town: Mining School (T)
Sawahlunto Old Coal Mining Town: Ombilin Railway (T)
Sawahlunto Old Coal Mining Town: Padang Pandjang Train Station (T)
Sawahlunto Old Coal Mining Town: Railway System (T)
Sawahlunto Old Coal Mining Town: Salak Power Plant and Ranith Water Pumping Station (T)
Sawahlunto Old Coal Mining Town: Soengai Doerian Mining Site (T)
Sawahlunto Old Coal Mining Town: Tinggi Bridge (T)
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