Batusangkar Things to Do

  • Istano Baso Pagaruyung
    Istano Baso Pagaruyung
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  • old mosque belimbing (c) ukirsari
    old mosque belimbing (c) ukirsari
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  • kampai tuo nan panjang (c) ukirsari
    kampai tuo nan panjang (c) ukirsari
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    Istano Basa Pagaruyung

    by meiyergani Written May 23, 2014
    Istano Baso Pagaruyung

    Istana Basa Pagaruyung is one of amongst popular tourist cultural attraction in West Sumatra Province, is a palace which located at Kecamatan Tanjung Emas (sub-district), Batusangkar town - Tanah Datar Regency

    ISTANA means a Palace and BASA means Besar in Indonesian Language or BIG in English ...is a big Palace of Pagaruyung Kingdom, the Kingdom which play an important role in the development of West Sumatra Region who rule the region since 13 Century

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    pandai sikek hand weaving

    by ukirsari Written Aug 3, 2005

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    hand weaving pandai sikek (c) ukirsari

    pandai sikek is the famous name for those who likes hand weaving, gold and silver stuffs. in this district, you can find many hand weaving articians, gold and silver smiths. if you fancy to try, you can ask to do some weaving like appears in my picture :)

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    istana batusangkar

    by ukirsari Written Aug 2, 2005

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    istana batusangkar (c) ukirsari

    after visit pagaruyung palace, can be found another palace in the same main road. said that owned by one of the most famous family at batusangkar. the craftmen doing well with all of those ornaments and wood carving.

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    istana basa pagaruyuang

    by ukirsari Written Aug 2, 2005

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    istana basa pagaruyuang (c) ukirsari

    the replica to commemorate the same palace that built long long time ago. made-in 1980s and can be found here some of traditional minangkabauan attires, kitchenery sets and kind of rooms in a palace [for girls, boys, kings and queens].

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    batusangkar coffee mills

    by ukirsari Written Aug 2, 2005

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    the ladies working at coffee mills (c) ukirsari

    visit the coffee mills and see the whole of the process to make coffee powder. known as one of the good quality nationalwide.
    and the ladies who work here were very friendly, let us try how to use the equipments. and the price of coffee powder is very reasonable. idr 5,000/pack. and fresh fragrance!

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    kampai tuo nan panjang

    by ukirsari Written Aug 2, 2005

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    kampai tuo nan panjang (c) ukirsari

    this site is already mentioned as one of the situs cagar budaya [heritage buildings] in the area of west sumatra and riau. a long house about a hundred years old and contents of almost 10 families stayed together.
    now, everyone has gone and remain an old man, the guardian also the youngest in his generation. and his age almost 90 years old. still fluently talking in old malay and minangkabauan lingos :) with a very clear memories in his mind!

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    belimbing mosque

    by ukirsari Updated Aug 2, 2005

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    old mosque belimbing (c) ukirsari

    belimbing [starfruit] mosque is situated by the edge of small river with the same name. not so much pilgrims praying here since a brandnew ones already built. but this place, still full with prays ... hoping you can understand my explaination :)

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    old rice barn

    by ukirsari Written Aug 2, 2005

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    old lady at rice barn (c) ukirsari

    after walking along the village to visit the coffee mills, we're heading to the old rice barns nearby. it's nice scenery and mingle around with the locals. we love it :)

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    downstream the river

    by ukirsari Written Aug 2, 2005

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    sungai belimbing (c) ukirsari

    it's a nice moment to leave my sneakers [trainers] and walking down to the stream at belimbing river. a village scenery and lush greenery surrounding us :)

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