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“Istana Pagaruyung” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pantai Padang / TAPLAU ( TAPI LAUIK )

Pantai Padang / TAPLAU ( TAPI LAUIK )
Jl Bandar Purus, Padang, Indonesia
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Ranked #7 of 24 things to do in Padang
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“Istana Pagaruyung”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Istana Pagaruyung ( in padang language 'istana pagaruyuang' ) is one of favorite place in Sumatera Barat. This is the palace for king and queen from Sumbar in the last time. We can see three building in this palace. Main palace, meeting room and also warehouse for rice.

We can visit this place from morning until night. Tourist also can take a picture with sumbar's dress or only take a round in this place. The interesting thing that in the night we can see many people in this place, just to enjoy the nice palace. And for your information, this is no entry fee to visit this place. This is just free entry. Nice !

Visited July 2013
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“Crowded but great sunset and coconut!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Crowded, dirty, but hey, it's a great place to watch the sunset and sip on a coconut and chat with friends. Don't stay too long, it gets a little lude after dark. Local young couples go there to get it on under lowered umbrellas, haha, and other more devout locals try to stop them and you don't want to get mixed up in their emotion fuelled issues. And for pete's sake, keep your valuables close, the number of stupid tourists there who think its safe to leave their handbag sitting on a table while they lounge unaware beside it is alarming, please don't create a ground for thieves and ruin a good thing.

Visited November 2012
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“Pantai Padang”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

A very pretty spot to watch the sunset from. The beach is a bit dirty but the water looks fine. There are many Warungs were you can sit and enjoy a nice cold coconut drink and enjoy the view or watch the local children playing and swimming who just love to come and talk to you andhavetheir photos taken! Watch for some who may ask you for money - we refused.

Visited August 2013
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