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Istana Pagaruyung

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Address: Jalan Istana, Batusangkar, Batusangkar 27212, Indonesia

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Istano Basa Pagaruyung is a great place to visit. Beautiful details, and really showed us Minang tradition. There were many information you can find on the inside of the palace... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2017
Bandung, Indonesia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You don't come to Batusangkar if you don't visit Istana Pagaruyung! The great castle is the representative of the greatness of Minangkabau kingdom in the past. The spectacular spacious rooms, the huge of the castle, the phenomenal architecture, the detail of its art and carving, the high Minangkabau culture, the friendly people, all reflected clearly once you step into the... More 

Thank Arizaldi A
Bandung, Indonesia
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Istano Basa Pagaruyung is a great place to visit. Beautiful details, and really showed us Minang tradition. There were many information you can find on the inside of the palace regarding Minang culture. They also rent Minang attire which you can wear by paying certain amount of money. We tried the outfit and took photos around the palace. Great result.

Thank astriyulianty
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Very tradisional building used to homed the royal family of Minang. Surrounding is huge, Its called Istana Basa which literally translated as Gigantic Castle. The name stood for itself as the building is in fact huge. The architectural very much stay true to the Minang heritage, it was build leaning outside and the ceiling was made as if it was... More 

Thank zarikh z
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Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Great place to take picture and stories history about this.The place very crowded when holiday.Especially during "Lebaran".Wonderful historical palace city of Padang.Parking vehicle very large, many food stands on the road side and inside area also valuable entrance ticket.Inside the area we can take a tour with "odong-odong" car.Inside Pagaruyung palace many detail information about Padang Customs and have 3rd... More 

Thank FajarM11
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Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Great palace! The architecture was great and phenomenal. The inside of palace so comfort and nice. Great place to visit while you at bukittinggi

Thank Yuliana Y
Padang, Indonesia
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Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Its a very great traditonal palace, you can enter the palace (rumah gadang) but you must taking off your shoes first. The view from third floor is incredible, and there is a small horse riding arena at the back of this palace, its fun for children to be here.

Thank Suci H
Markham, Canada
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Reviewed 23 April 2016

We visited Bukittinggi and Padang with a group of old friends . One of our itenarary was visiting Pagaruyung Palace, located at Batu Sangkar. It is not the original palace as the original was burned down. It was rebuilt in 2007. In there you can rent the traditional dresses which is very colourful

Thank Maria S
Klang, Malaysia
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Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Fall in love with the architectures and also the people. They were so friendly. Rent the traditional costume for IDR35k. Photog will took your picture and print it out for IDR30k each.

Thank Lynn R
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Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

The palace was rebuilt within the last decade and it was nicely done with wood carving details. Expect some littering problem just like some other tourism places in Indonesia, I saw baby's used shirt and plastics on the roof of the first level. Still a must go when you visit West Sumatra.

Thank Rebecca A
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 31 October 2015

Pagaruyung was the capital of Minang Kabau Kingdom. The traditional house roof has seven horn 3 on each sides and 1 in the middle facing to the front? These horns symbolizing the Kabau [bufallo]. On the backgroud there is stone hill. The ambient was very hot, maybe it can be improved by growing more trees.

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