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Before Visiting You Must Read the History of Istana Pagaruyung

During my visit to Minangkabau, my group went to Istana Pagaruyung or Pagaruyung Palace. I had... read more

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The majesty of the Pagaruyung Palace

Pagaruyung Palace (Minangkabau: Istano Basa Pagaruyuang) is the istana (royal palace) of the former... read more

Reviewed December 24, 2018
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Pagaruyung, Tanjung Emas, Bukittinggi 27281, Indonesia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

During my visit to Minangkabau, my group went to Istana Pagaruyung or Pagaruyung Palace. I had already known a little bit about the history of the palace because I read before going there. In fact our tour guide was really amazing when he told me...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 24, 2018 via mobile

Pagaruyung Palace (Minangkabau: Istano Basa Pagaruyuang) is the istana (royal palace) of the former Pagaruyung Kingdom, located in Tanjung Emas subdistrict near Batusangkar town, Tanah Datar Regency, West Sumatra, Indonesia. It was built in the traditional Minangkabau Rumah Gadang vernacular architectural style, but had a...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank tonnyvangerys
Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

International class,asia,indonesia,west sumatera,adventure,history,minangkabau emperor clan,have fun,study,artevacht,museum.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank banqdaan
Reviewed November 5, 2018

if you look for culture of minang this is the right place to go , you will see the house, with different functional , i learn alot at here , especially the word , amazing ,, Indonesia really rich of culture

Date of experience: February 2018
3  Thank Oggikray
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed this palace. It’s made of wood and has great views of the surrounding area. It’s not a place you’ll spend a lot of time at but the atmosphere is good and the people are friendly. When I was there I didn’t experience...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

this is the pride of the Padang tribe. magnificent, 3 floors, made of concrete wrapped in wood. located on the edge of the main road, easy to reach. parking lot is quite outside. Public utilities must be repaired a lot, public toilets are not clean,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank mucry_
Reviewed October 2, 2018

1.5 hours by car from bukittinggi, we can rent traditional cloth just Rp.35.000,00 (rupiah) and Rp.15.000 (ticketing for domestic) , Rp. 20.000 (ticket for international). also firendly staff at pagaruyung palace

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Elfanagus81
Reviewed September 26, 2018

Recommended to visit here and don't forget to try the costume. The charge was cheap and you can take photos anywhere in the compound with the dress. Make sure you come early morning.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank hsuhaimi
Reviewed August 21, 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank dr_riska
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

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Arfan A
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December 1, 2018|
Response from Oggikray | Reviewed this property |
haloo , i already submit my answer on the link , hope it will help you alot
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.