Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Istano Pagaruyung

Istano Pagaruyung
Istano Pagaruyung, Tanah Datar, West Sumatra, Indonesia

Tourist Attractions and Beaches in Indonesia
Istano Pagaruyung located at Nagari Pagaruyung Golden Horn district at a distance of about 5 kilometers from the city Batusangkar. Meanwhile, from the capital of West Sumatra province is about 105 kilometers. Istano Pagaruyung a mainstay attraction Tanah Datar

In addition, Istano Pagaruyung is also one of the "icon" of West Sumatra tourism. Almost every travel agency in the province of West Sumatra always include them in a package that they offer. The building is shaped palace Pagaruyung custom house minang or often known as the "house just" the size of a very large and buffalo horn-shaped roof that curved tapered upwards.
Istano Pagaruyung

This building consists of 11 gonjong, 72 milestone, and 3 floors. The exterior and interior is equipped with a variety of carvings every shape and color engravings have the philosophy of history and culture of Minangkabau. While in the living room showcased a variety of historical objects such as ceramics Pagaruyung royal heritage and handicraft objects from Minang. Interestingly, all the milestones that support the building of the course is skewed somewhat at odds with the existing architectural theory but does not reduce the robustness of the building itself. In addition, in the yard, the palace is also equipped with a surau building, "rangkiang" (which serves as a place to store the crop), and "tabuah" (to call residents).

Istano Pagaruyung

Istano Pagaruyung
itself is a replica of the building Istano Rajo Alam Pagaruyung Dutch burned in 1804 and rebuilt in 1976. On February 27, 2007, a fire caused Istano Pagaruyung struck by lightning and is currently still in the process of rebuilding. The palace was motivated by the youngest mountain panorama which means it is suitable for camping travel and hiking.