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the fragrance of fresh coffee beans just flowing in the air. a monkey picks the coconuts from the trees. water mills .... remind me of an american tv series when i was a kid; the apples family [one of the main role was vincent van patten as paul apple, before he start his career as a tennis pro player].

the atmosphere was so laid back. from tabing patah to harau valley and payakumbuh, we stop by at istana basa pagaruyuang [pagaruyung palace].

well, the huge massive pagaruyung palace was gorgeous. no doubt to say it. but refer to the guide said, "this is a replica palace, made-in 1980s after the original ones burned long long time ago." OH!
then we go, further afield by the road and find a small river in a district called belimbing. "stop, stop, stop!!!!!" coincidentally nick and i ask the driver to stop. in front of us, an old ... a very very old wooden mosque was standing still. very enchanting. we love it. and love more, whenever we stop at kampai tuo nan panjang. a forgotten old long house nearby.

even not so much trekking we did at batusangkar, we enjoy the scenic route very much. mountaineous range and hilly areas around tabing patah. surrounded by mist in early morning and night fall. stop for moment to enjoy a cup of coffee and local snacks .... ahhhhh!!!

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  • In a nutshell:another laid back place at west sumatra :)
  • Last visit to Batusangkar: Jun 2005
  • Intro Updated Aug 2, 2005
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