Pariangan is a Minangkabau village located in the regency of Tanah Datar, West Sumatra province, Indonesia. The village is located on the lower slopes of Mount Marapi, a highly active volcano, at a distance of fifteen kilometres from the market town of Batu Sangkar. Despite its size, the village is of great cultural and historical significance to the Minangkabau people.

In May 2012, Nagari (village) Pariangan was chosen as one of the five most beautiful villages in the world by Budget Travel, an international tourism magazine.

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The village has a long history as a centre of crafting. It is located around the foot of Singgalang mountain about 10 km from Bukittinggi, close to Padang Panjang. Its very famous for its various beautiful motif and colourful Songket – a traditional hand woven cloth. The songket is a part of Minangkabau traditional costume. As a part of the culture you can find people weave the songket with traditional hand looms in their houses here.