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Batusangkar Town

Batusangkar is about 1.5 hours away from Padang. Here, you will see a lot of megalith stones, relief works, and also ancient tombs dating back centuries ago. Most of these inscriptions are written in Sanskrit, an ancient Indian language. These megalith stones and reliefs are scattered and divided into a few ‘complexes’. However, these ‘complexes’ are located within walking distance.

Sadly the stones are not well maintained, hence the ancient inscriptions have faded and on some stones, you can barely see anything written on it. Fortunately, some stones are still in good conditions, where people can still clearly read the inscriptions.

Click the picture above for more and bigger photos of Batusangkar Town.

Apart from megalith stones, you can also see a few tombs of Kings of Pagaruyung and other kings from the region. Unfortunately, there isn’t much information about these megalith stones.

How to get there : there are buses from Padang to Batusangkar (fare: Rp. 20,000).

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