Main Tourist Sites in Pariaman City Gandoriah Beach is arguably the largest touriest attraction in Pariaman city because it is centrally located and is an important point of transit to other tourist sites like the other 6 small islands of Pariaman. It is located in the heart of the city, right in front of the inter-city railway station. To reach the beach, you just have to walk from the Pariaman’s Market or take the train from Padang into Pariaman. Locals use this beach in the afternoon for after work tea or coffee all while enjoying the sunset. Here tourists can get a local specialty dish called Nasi Sek which is a famous food with the term rice and coconut water ice. In addition, tourists can also purchase a variety of fresh and locally caught fried seafood.
In the North of the Gandoriah Beach there are Pariaman’s Harbors. Here you can rent a boat to go to the 4 (four) islands of Pariaman City relatively cheaply rent. Around the beach, tourists have the exciting chance to take one of Pariah’s oldest and most traditional modes of transportation called Bendi. Bendi’s are horse-drawn carriages that are available to you if you are tired or simply would like a new and exhilarating experience! The Expand Sand is used by residents for various activities such as family gatherings, Gymnastics, Soccer, Beach Volleyball, or flying kites. If you come during the surf season, there are plenty of surf clubson this beach that would love to help get you riding those waves!