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Indonesian Pride

this is the pride of the Padang tribe. magnificent, 3 floors, made of concrete wrapped in wood... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jakarta, Indonesia
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friendly staff , cheap and nice palace

1.5 hours by car from bukittinggi, we can rent traditional cloth just Rp.35.000,00 (rupiah) and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Pagaruyung, Tanjung Emas, Bukittinggi 27281, Indonesia
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank akublues
Reviewed 22 August 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

1  Thank Riska A
Reviewed 14 July 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

Thank Arfan A
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Yes, several times visited this Royal Palace and it is said it had several times burnt down after some fire, yet I have still always been fascinated by this beautiful Minangkabau/West Sumatra Royal Palace named Pagaruyung. It was a huge complex and surroundings by mountains...More

Thank Aang174
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Olso I'am make one day tour to King palace for small group 7 people.max.if you are intrestid contac person 0813 74144999.

Thank AnifT3
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

We see some beautiful village and view. And evrery saturday we can see bull race..at.12 pm.another one.

Thank Coastal764018
Reviewed 6 April 2018

This is interesting for the experience as much as the building itself. Many Indonesians visit here. They often rent elaborate traditional costumes, take a million selfies, and even hire professional photographers to take photos of them pouring tea in traditional poses and other similar situations....More

1  Thank JR M
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

We had an excellent English speaking guide. She could answer all our questions related to the Royal family, the building, the clan structure. She also explained the succession and inheritance rules. It was well worth it to pay for a guided tour. The guides are...More

1  Thank wilfridblair
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26 April 2018|
Response from wilfridblair | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea re. Opening hours. Their website may have them posted.
26 April 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.
19 July 2017|
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Response from Boonlong | Reviewed this property |
I wish I could help you but I don't know. I was with a tour. Sorry.