Pariangan Village in West Sumatra, Crowned as The Most Beautiful Village in the World
Holiday Ayo - For those of you who like traveling and are fascinated to see villages like fairy tales in Europe, you don't need to go on a long vacation, it turns out that Indonesia also has villages with beautiful panoramas and atmospheres.
Its name is Nagari Pariangan located in Tanah Datar, West Sumatra. This place is the land of Minangkabau turned out to be one of the most beautiful villages in the world at the end of 2012.
Not many people know yet, but tourists have started to realize the existence of this beautiful village as evidenced by the increasing number of foreign tourists visiting, especially during the annual international event in West Sumatra, Tour de Singkarak.
Pariangan is the oldest village in Minangkabau and is right on the slopes of Mount Marapi. This Nagari is about 15 kilometers from the town of Batusangkar.
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Pariangan is included in the list of the most beautiful villages in the world, not only offering stunning views but also having a calm atmosphere and cool air because it is located at an altitude of 500 to 700 meters above sea level.
When visiting this village, you will be treated to beautiful views as well as the culture and architecture of the buildings that are still preserved to this day.
This is because most residents in Pariangan still use traditional Minangkabau buildings, namely the 'Gadang House'. Many of them are even hundreds of years old.
In addition to the old building and rich cultural values, Pariangan village also has the Ishlah Mosque which is the oldest mosque in the Minang realm. The existence of the mosque and its activities add to the rich cultural heritage of Pariangan.
If you intend to visit the most beautiful village in the world, at the beginning of entering the village, you will be treated to views of corn plantations and several other plants.
You have to walk a few minutes before arriving at the settlement. Like rural areas, settlements in Pariangan are not too dense, so you can freely enjoy the village atmosphere.
As far as the eye can see you can enjoy a soothing panorama of green rice fields. This village is the right choice for those of you who want to take a break from the bustle of the capital city and its traffic jams.
How to Get There
For those who want to visit Nagari Pariangan, they can use the air route to Minangkabau Airport in Padang City. This village is located on the main road connecting Batusangkar City and Padang Panjang City.
The distance is about two hours if we use the bus or car transportation from Padang City. Similarly, if we travel from Batusangkar City, we can use buses, minibusses, and even take motorcycle taxis because the distance is only about 13 kilometers.