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Pagaruyung Palace

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Address: Pagaruyung, Tanjung Emas, Bukittinggi 27281, Indonesia

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Beautiful palace

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Ed-Henry
Bandung, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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.

Thank tristilde
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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 

Thank Elisse R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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 

Thank Fasta'Iza N
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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

Thank GiepujiE
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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.

Thank GaiNafi
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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

Thank Afifah V
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

There are nothing much to see in the palace.Insufficient of artefacts. Not all vicinity in the palace were open to public.

Thank ShimmyBabe
Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This beautiful palace decorated with Minang ornament, really pull out the true Minang ambience. While you were there, you should rent the traditional attire (they have many colours other than red!) for only 35k rupiah you can wear it for as long as you want (mind the heat). The best photo spot is from the little palace in the right... More 

Thank Roro A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Pagaruyung is a palace in the history of West Sumatra. It's so beautiful and so worth to visit. Those are some tour guide who will happy to explain about the history and they can speak English fluently. Dont forget to wear West Sumatra traditional dress, it's available for adult and kids. The rent is around $3, and you can take... More 

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