Stock Photo Description
Stock photo and unique low angle view of the historical heritage building of Pagaruyung Palace the Royal Residence known locally as Istana Pagaruyung which was originally the seat of Royal power for the Minangkabau King. It was built in the traditional Minangkabau Rumah Gadang architectural style and dates back a few hundred years but has burnt down on a number of occasions being constructed entirely of wood. The Minangkabau region is located in West Sumatra and has strong cultural traditions and is steeped in history. A rich culture of unique customs and traditions continues to this day and Pagaruyung Palace remains a tourist attraction and presently a museum.