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The Palace of Pagaruyung

Istana Basa Pagaruyung, or we know it as just ‘Istana Pagaruyung’ (Pagaruyung palace) , is a replica of the real palace that was burntdown in 1804. Although the replica was not built in the same location with the original palace; it is still in the same area in Batusangkar.

It’s really unfortunate that when I visited in April 2012, the palace was close because it’s still under renovation. Most probably, they still repair the palace that was burnt down in 2007 because of the lightning, not sure though. If it’s not close; the visitors can enter the palace and see what it looks like from the inside, including the room, the palace collection, meditation room, and so on. Nevertheless I still can admire the great Palace of Pagaruyung from outside, plus the view of the surrounding, looked really beautiful with the paddy field and green hill.

Indonesia - West Sumatra - Istana Pagaruyung (Pagaruyung Palace) - Storage place (Rangkiang)

Rangkiang is a place to store the harvest

Indonesia - West Sumatra - Istana Pagaruyung (Pagaruyung Palace) - The view of paddy field behind the palace

The view of the paddy field and the hill behind the palace

Andy said that actually I could rent a traditional cloth of Minang in this place and take a photo haha, but I guess it’s already late and it’s going to be dark soon.

This place is atually not really a sunset spot, but seeing the sunset from this area, it still gave me a beautiful look!

Indonesia - West Sumatra - Istana Pagaruyung (Pagaruyung Palace) - Almost sunset

The stunning sunset from The Palace of Pagaruyung

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