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Pagaruyung Palace

Pagaruyung, Tanjung Emas, Bukittinggi 27281, Indonesia
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It always fascinated

Yes, several times visited this Royal Palace and it is said it had several times burnt down after... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
Aang174
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Jakarta
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Istano Pagaruyung tour

Olso I'am make one day tour to King palace for small group 7 people.max.if you are intrestid contac... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
Anif T
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Pagaruyung, Tanjung Emas, Bukittinggi 27281, Indonesia
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Olso I'am make one day tour to King palace for small group 7 people.max.if you are intrestid contac person 0813 74144999.

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

We see some beautiful village and view. And evrery saturday we can see bull race..at.12 pm.another one.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

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

1  Thank JR M
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank wilfridblair
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

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

21  Thank Annisaqodri
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

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

5  Thank Akbar D
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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

It is located in Pagaruyung, a traditional castle made of woods. Unique, with all carving details and traditional cloth. Here we can take a photo shoot wearing west Sumatra traditional attires.

6  Thank dinsya
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

This Minang palace has quite a long history and is a real palace once lived in ny a Minang king. It is built is in the rumah gadang style which means made of wood, high of fthe ground on wooden stilts and with the typical...More

5  Thank SurfingWild
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

If you are a history enthusiast, the place is for you to go deep inside the early days of Pagaruyung Kingdom and Minangkabau history. The origin of names, hierarchy, the war, and the fall of the kingdom

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SamanthaP36
26 April 2018|
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Response from wilfridblair | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea re. Opening hours. Their website may have them posted.
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SamanthaP36
26 April 2018|
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Response from MFS1406 | Reviewed this property |
To my knowledge they are open for visitors everyday. However cant remember the operation hours.
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PatataAlCaliu
19 July 2017|
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Response from Boonlong | Reviewed this property |
I wish I could help you but I don't know. I was with a tour. Sorry.
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