Pagaruyung Palace, also known as "Minangkabau Istano Basa Pagaruyuang" is the royal palace of the former Pagaruyung Kingdom, located in Batusangkar town, West Sumatra. Built in the traditional Minangkabau architectural style, it is a three stories structure. It has 72 pillers and horn like curved roof. It has been furnished with antique furniture and artiffects. The Palace has been built on raised platform. Underneath space is used to keep their cattle and cattle food. The floor space is in split level. Raised level was used for guests who will sit facing the entrance, and keeping their back to the bedrooms build at the end of the raised platform. See pictures.
Today, no royal family resides in this palace. It is now a museum and popular tourist attraction. There is a rice barn, a big horse, and gardens in the palace complex. You can rent a typical Minangkabau dress for your memorable picture. A must visit for unique experience.
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