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Pagaruyung Palace

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Address: Pagaruyung, Tanjung Emas, Bukittinggi 27281, Indonesia
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Nice Architecture

Very nice and unique architecture. Walk up all the way and enjoyed the art. Very informative on minang culture too.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 February 2017
MarShahrie
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Pagaruyuan palace is a glorious work of Minangkabau architecture, covered with the unique woodcarvings of the region. The guides give an enthusiastic and very informative tour of the inside. I highly recommend a stop here.

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Thank Boonlong
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

This palace is not the original palace of Pagaruyung.The original palace had been burned down very long time ago.According to our tourguide,the palace caught fire about 7 times. And the local government had rebuilt it many times to replicate the original palace. It's a family friendly place to go.You can rent a traditional costume,and take pictures with it. It would... More 

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Thank Astri Ayu Budhi H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Very nice and unique architecture. Walk up all the way and enjoyed the art. Very informative on minang culture too.

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Thank MarShahrie
Indonesia
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286 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

The palace was burned down in 2007 and they just reopened it a couple of years ago. I must say they did a wonderful job rebuilding it. Although I am sure there were so many valuable artefacts that were destroyed in the fire. The wall and ceiling painting and the hanging fabric were beautiful. The signage, stories and displays of... More 

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Bandung, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

the unique building of Minang, found its best expressions in this palace. Revitalization (rebuilding) of the palace can happens, as tourists would flock in and learn about the culture. Unfortunately, more readings are needed in order to understand the buildings and the culture.

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Thank tristilde
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Came here with friends, look for Ms. Wilma, she is so informative on the Minang Culture. We learn a lot from our trip there, we kept asking her questions and she was so happy that we were eager to know and learn about the local culture. The Palace is clean and well maintained, good for pictures! You can borrow the... More 

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Thank Elisse R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

I used to visit this place long long time ago when I was a kid with my family or on school trip. I didn't aware about the detail. But this time was very great visiting because there are many information about Minangkabau Kingdom, the palace, minangkabau culture and ethnicity. The guide was very helpfulness, they can told us with our... More 

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Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

3 hour Far away from Padang City, there is hot weather. You can see cultural of minang people. There is so many photographer can take photo to you with minang traditional dress

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Visiting Bukittinggi is not complete if you don't visit the palace. With the unique structure and interior, I'm able to learn the history of the royals. They provide service for traditional costume renting, but I didn't try it. There are also stalls around the place, where you can buy local fruits.

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Thank GaiNafi
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

It was an old palace. With a lot of traditional clothes that we can rent for taking picture. And traditional music instrument and sword. The palace was made from tree. Unique and beautiful

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