Batusangkar is one of regencies in West Sumatra, precisely in the capital of Tanah Datar. This regency is famous by The City of Culture and administratively located in three sub-districts: Lima Kaum, Tanjung Emas and Sungai Tarab.
This town is near the former seat of the Minangkabau royalty that was established by Adityawarman in Pagaruyung. A number of stones bearing inscriptions (prasasti) left by Adityavarman that remain in the region are the first written records in West Sumatra. After the death of Adityavarman (1375), there were no more stone inscriptions were produced. In Batusangkar, there are numbers of important sites that keep the historical value and become the important icon in Batusangkar.