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Traditional castle

It is located in Pagaruyung, a traditional castle made of woods. Unique, with all carving details... read more

Reviewed February 28, 2018
Stockholm, Sweden
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Unique Palace

This is a great Minangkabau Palace. A three storey wooden building with colorful floral carving and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Riska A
Tangerang, Indonesia
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Pagaruyung, Tanjung Emas, Bukittinggi 27281, Indonesia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Riska A
Reviewed July 13, 2018

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

Thank Arfan A
Reviewed April 14, 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 April 11, 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.

Thank AnifT3
Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Coastal764018
Reviewed April 5, 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
Reviewed March 23, 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
Reviewed March 19, 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
Reviewed March 10, 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
Reviewed February 28, 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.

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April 26, 2018|
Response from wilfridblair | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea re. Opening hours. Their website may have them posted.
April 26, 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.
July 19, 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.