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This is a great Minangkabau Palace. A three storey wooden building with colorful floral carving and spiked roof, which bear a deep philosophy in it. You can try on a traditional Minang wedding costume, come into the palace and take pictures inside. The entrance fee...More
Istana or Kraton or Palaces are not only found on Java island. West Sumatra also has it. Basa Pagaruyung Palace is the place where Minang Kings used to live.
Visitors can enter the palace and cheaply rent traditional clothing then take photos of them wearing...More
Yes, several times visited this Royal Palace and it is said it had several times burnt down after some fire, yet I have still always been fascinated by this beautiful Minangkabau/West Sumatra Royal Palace named Pagaruyung.
It was a huge complex and surroundings by mountains...More
This is interesting for the experience as much as the building itself. Many Indonesians visit here. They often rent elaborate traditional costumes, take a million selfies, and even hire professional photographers to take photos of them pouring tea in traditional poses and other similar situations....More
We had an excellent English speaking guide. She could answer all our questions related to the Royal family, the building, the clan structure. She also explained the succession and inheritance rules. It was well worth it to pay for a guided tour. The guides are...More
istano basa pagaruyuang is a traditional replica historic house for the Minangkabau tribe located in Batu Sangkar, Kabupaten Tanah Datar, Padang West Sumatra, because this palace was burned during the riots of 1804 and there was a fire back in 2007 due to lightning strikes....More
If you like culture and history then you should visit this site. A flagship of Minangkabau, it used to be the palace and the Seat of The Crown. Now it's converted into museum, Pagaruyung Palace is open for public. You can explore this all-wood palace...More