Padang is the capital and largest city of West Sumatra, Indonesia. Padang has an estimated population of over 750,000 people. Padang's Teluk Bayur harbor is the biggest and busiest harbor on the west coast of Sumatra. An important port, it has a large trade in coffee, rubber, spices, tobacco, and cement, which are shipped chiefly from its port. Padang remains the principal outlet for the vital Umbilin coalfields.
Padang beach, Taplau which located from Samudra Street until Puruih, is renowned for its beautiful sunset and hundreds of food stalls, where all the local Padang food can be tried.
The city is also famous throughout Indonesia for its spicy food. Padang-style restaurants are common throughout the country. Padang food is served in small portions of various dishes, in a way similar to tapas, but constituting, with rice, is a complete meal.