Rumah Gadang

Rumah Gadang in Minangkabau

The Post office of Bukittinggi town, its architecture is in form of Rumah Gadang.
The Post office of Bukittinggi town, its architecture is in form of Rumah Gadang. | Source
Another scene of Bukittinggi post office.
Another scene of Bukittinggi post office. | Source
The entrance of MAN 1 Payakumbuh - an Islamic Senior High School in Payakumbuh town in which some of the buildings also use the Rumah Gadang style.
The entrance of MAN 1 Payakumbuh - an Islamic Senior High School in Payakumbuh town in which some of the buildings also use the Rumah Gadang style. | Source
Jam Gadang - a clock tower in Bukittinggi town - one of the place to be visited if you go to this town.
Jam Gadang - a clock tower in Bukittinggi town - one of the place to be visited if you go to this town. | Source
Jam Gadang in a full sight.
Jam Gadang in a full sight. | Source
Limpapeh bridge - the bridge that link Bukittinggi zoo to Fort De Cock Fortress from the distance.
Limpapeh bridge - the bridge that link Bukittinggi zoo to Fort De Cock Fortress from the distance. | Source
A closer look to Limpapeh Bridge.
A closer look to Limpapeh Bridge. | Source
Seeing Limpapeh Bridge lower.
Seeing Limpapeh Bridge lower. | Source
The view of Limpapeh Bridge at the part from Bukittinggi zoo.
The view of Limpapeh Bridge at the part from Bukittinggi zoo. | Source
Shooting the part of the bridge at the way to Fort De Cock Fortress.
Shooting the part of the bridge at the way to Fort De Cock Fortress. | Source
A second look to the entrance of MAN 1 Payakumbuh.
A second look to the entrance of MAN 1 Payakumbuh. | Source
The second building in MAN 1 Payakumbuh that apply the concept of Rumah Gadang Architecture.
The second building in MAN 1 Payakumbuh that apply the concept of Rumah Gadang Architecture. | Source
Another view of the second building in MAN 1 Payakumbuh.
Another view of the second building in MAN 1 Payakumbuh. | Source
The headquarter of MAN 1 Payakumbuh whose roof construction in form of Rumah Gadang.
The headquarter of MAN 1 Payakumbuh whose roof construction in form of Rumah Gadang. | Source
Another look to the headquarter building of MAN 1 Payakumbuh.
Another look to the headquarter building of MAN 1 Payakumbuh. | Source
Seeing the entrance of MAN 1 Payakumbuh from the front gate.
Seeing the entrance of MAN 1 Payakumbuh from the front gate. | Source
Rangkiang, the building that is used to be found in a Rumah Gadang whose function is to store the rice that will be consumed by the occupants of the traditional house.
Rangkiang, the building that is used to be found in a Rumah Gadang whose function is to store the rice that will be consumed by the occupants of the traditional house. | Source
A Rumah Gadang in Pagaruyung, Batusangkar, Sumatera Barat possessed by an entrepreneur from this village .
A Rumah Gadang in Pagaruyung, Batusangkar, Sumatera Barat possessed by an entrepreneur from this village . | Source
Another look of the Rumah Gadang.
Another look of the Rumah Gadang. | Source
Istano Silindueng Bulan, one of the palace which was belonged by Minangkabau kingdom in the past time.
Istano Silindueng Bulan, one of the palace which was belonged by Minangkabau kingdom in the past time. | Source
The first closer look to Silindueng Bulan palace.
The first closer look to Silindueng Bulan palace. | Source
The second closer look to Istano Silindueng Bulan.
The second closer look to Istano Silindueng Bulan. | Source
The third closer look to Istano Silindueng Bulan.
The third closer look to Istano Silindueng Bulan. | Source
The fourth closer look to Istano Silindueng Bulan.
The fourth closer look to Istano Silindueng Bulan. | Source
The fifth closer look to Istano Silindueng Bulan.
The fifth closer look to Istano Silindueng Bulan. | Source
Standing in front of a Rumah Gadang.
Standing in front of a Rumah Gadang. | Source
Istano Pagaruyung - one of the palace of Minangkabau kingdom.
Istano Pagaruyung - one of the palace of Minangkabau kingdom. | Source
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A public building near Sianok Canyon in Bukittinggi which also in Rumah Gadang roof style.
A public building near Sianok Canyon in Bukittinggi which also in Rumah Gadang roof style. | Source
The headquarter of Universitas Negeri Padang -  one of the public University in Padang - the capital city of Sumatera Barat province; also use the construction Rumah Gadang style in its architecture.
The headquarter of Universitas Negeri Padang - one of the public University in Padang - the capital city of Sumatera Barat province; also use the construction Rumah Gadang style in its architecture. | Source

Rumah Gadang

Rumah Gadang is a traditional style of building appearance possessed by the people of Minangkabau in Indonesia. If you visit Sumatera Barat Province, you will see many building in this style; started from the official building like the offices for governments, banks, public building like market, bus stations, schools and people houses.

Beside in Sumatera Barat, Indonesia, you will also be able to see this such building style in Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia, because this land used to be the chosen one by Minangkabau ancestors to wander about in Malaysia since more than 700 years ago.

The style of the building was inspired by the shape of buffalo's head, indeed the term of Minang Kabau means buffalo's victory - minang is victory and kabau is buffalo. The call for that tribe appear after Minangkabau people in the past time managed to beat the soldiers from a great kingdom in Java island through a buffalo's fight.

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rumah-dijual 5 years ago from jakarta

ini tempat tinggal ku


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Abhaque Supanjang 4 years ago from Kumango - Batusangkar - Sumatera Barat - Indonesia Author

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