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Batusangkar is a city in the Indonesian province of West Sumatra, about 30 km southeast of Bukittinggi. It is the administrative capital of the Tanah Datar regency.


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  • Indo Jelito Building. The art deco style mansion of the Dutch colonial residents, Van der Capellen, remains the official residence of the Tanah Datar regents.
  • Fort Van der Capellen. In colonial times, the whole town was known by this name to the Dutch. Today, the remains of the actual Dutch fort (built in the 1820s) are a tourist attraction.
  • 1 Istano Basa Pagaruyung (Pagaruyung Palace). 8AM. The royal palace of the former Pagaruyung kingdom is built in the traditional Minangkabau Rumah Gadang vernacular architectural style. Pagaruyung Palace (Q12486845) on Wikidata Pagaruyung Palace on Wikipedia







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