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The Most Beautiful Village on Earth is Located in West Sumatera

The Most Beautiful Village on Earth is Located in West Sumatera (wikimedia)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Indonesia is great. The archipelago is charming. Mother Earth is truly fascinating. Why not? Indonesia has Borobudur Temple that was once one of the seven wonders of the world. In addition to Borobudur, Indonesia also has many great temples. Indonesia also has the Komodo dragon that has now become one of the seven wonders of the world.

Indonesia also has Mount Kelimutu in which a three-colored lake lies on its crater, which in addition to beautiful, is also very haunted. Indonesia also has Bali, which is the best tourist place in the world and ranked first in recent years.

Indonesia also has Lake Toba, a very large lake, beautiful and full of ancient legends. There are many more natural beauty in Indonesia along with uniqueness-uniqueness.

In addition, there is one place that is now famous as the most beautiful village in the world, which exist in Indonesia, namely the village in Pariangan, in Tanah Datar, Minangkabau, West Sumatra. This village has been named the most beautiful village in the world by world journalists in 2012.

Pariangan Village is included in the list of the five most beautiful villages in the world  by Budget Travel, along with four other villages namely Wengen Village in Switzerland, Eze in France, Niagara on the Lake in Canada, and Cesky Krumlov in Czech.

Pariangan is a nagari or the oldest village in Minangkabau and is located right on the slopes of Mount Marapi. This nagari is about 15 kilometers from the town of Batusangkar. According to Budget Travel, as quoted from Indonesiatourism, Pariangan is included in the list of world's most beautiful villages not only presents breathtaking scenery, but also has a calm atmosphere and cool air because it is at an altitude of 500 to 700 meters in Above sea level.

The design of Pariaman has a very old and very beautiful Minangkabau traditional architecture, where everything is still very original and very old character mash maintained to this day. In fact many of the buildings are hundreds of years old.

In addition to the old buildings and rich in cultural values, Pariangan village also has the Ishlah Mosque which is the oldest mosque in West Sumatera. The existence of the mosque and its activities adds to the richness of Pariangan cultural heritage.