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Pagaruyung Palace, Bukittinggi

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Must see · Architectural Building · Tourist Spot
For a piece of Indonesian cultural heritage visit Pagaruyung Palace, a modern replica of the original palace that burned down three times. Walk around the tranquil complex to enjoy the view of hills and rice paddies in the background. Explore the building with a local guide, who will explain the historical significance, architectural elements, and antique arts and crafts inside. Climb to the top for a panoramic view, or rent a traditional costume and headdress for a memorable photo. Plan to visit Pagaruyung Palace and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Bukittinggi attractions using our Bukittinggi day trip tool.
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  • We visited Pagaruyung palace in August 2019. This palace is the most famous attraction in MinangKabau area. The palace is very beautiful and well preserved. It has typical architecture of...  more »
  • Even this building actually was rebuilt after a big fire of big storm, it’s still has its greatness of the past. Rebuilt with very kindnesses of Minangese . The palace itself is very colorful, nice...  more »
  • A must tourist attraction. Istano basa means big castle. The building is impressive with high ceiling, three stories high. A good spot for picture taking. You can even rent traditional costumes.
  • Must-visit in town. Great palace and historical building of minang culture
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