Root Bridge in West Sumatra is located approximately 88km to the south of the city of Padang. Approximately + / – 5km before Painan of trips Padang – Gulf Bayur – Painan, district. Shadow, Kab. Coastal South, West Sumatra, you will meet with the fork in the road toward the Root Bridge. You turn left here, and follow the small road along the + / – 18 km which will you find a river with a width of about 30-35m a clear, fast-flowing but very soothing on interspersed with large stone. Above this the river stretches a bridge which is famous as one of the mainstay attractions of West Sumatra, which was named by local people with the name Jambatan Aka (Root Bridge). As the name implies, the bridge is made ??from the roots (aka) two trees opposite. The length of the bridge about 30 meters, one meter wide floor, and high security wall about one meter. Height from the bottom of the river about six feet.
The thunder of clear streams will add to the beauty of nature in the region let alone stem the root bridge (river) which separates the two villages imagine that the water was very clear. It was said that if the bath below the root bridge will be quickly able to sustenance and soul mate. Root Bridge was designed by Pakiah Sokan aka Angku Ketek with the community-birdlime birdlime Village, where the bridge is located. In Pesisirselatan, Pakiah Sokan was a knowledgeable and often gives recitals. Publication of ideas to make the Root Bridge, after the usual bamboo bridge used by the people, are often crushed and dragged the flood when the river overflowed Batang shadow. For Pakiah Sokan, who each day give lectures to the village opposite (Lubuak Glare), although the bridge does not exist, the activity can still be executed. Because with all its cleverness, she could walk on water.