Kelok Sembilan

Kelok Sembilan: 9 curves-climb

Located in West Sumatra, Indonesia, "Kelok 9" or "9 curves-climb" is a very famous road linking Central Trans-Sumatra Highway and East Trans-Sumatra Highway. The spot is very scenic.

The road, also known as Kelok Sembilan, is located in the province of Riau, in West Sumatra. It’s 2.7 km (1,7 mi) long. The road was built between 1908 and 1914. In the past it was famous for having 9 steep curving-climbs that sometimes lead to traffic congestion.

The road is totally paved. In 2013, 6 new bridges were officiated to replace the old climbs. These bridges greatly reduce the congestion and are also great to enjoy. Kelok means curve, and if the name is not suggestive enough, the road has 9 steep curves, which will give a boost of adrenaline to any passionate driver.


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