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Aceh Special Region Things to Do

  • Banda Aceh--Krueng Cut

    Another nice and secluded place near Banda Aceh city. The place is actually not far from Lhoknga. What a special about this place? Apart of tall cliff, green clean water that nice to take a dip, the place has old grave from the kingdom historical era, many caves, monkeys and it was not a recommended place to go before. This was a closed area during...

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  • Banda Aceh--Lhok Keutapang

    Lhok Keutapang is situated on a tip of Sumatera mainland. The spot is also perfect secluded beach. Amazingly, it is around 45 minute from the city center. I went there with guides from the Aceh Explorer, Firdaus and Alex. We started from Pekan Bada, one of the hardest hit tsunami area. En route, we passed by hills, villagers plantations like chilly...

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  • Banda Aceh City, The Capital

    Banda Aceh is a capital of Special Aceh Region (or also mentioned as Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam). The city is not so big. People are often confusing between Banda Aceh and Aceh Besar.For example, the Grand Mosque is located in Banda Aceh city, but Lampuuk is administratively belong to Aceh Besar. Though the location of both places are relatively...

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  • Pulau Weh--Kasih Beach

    Although it was affected by tsunami 2004, the beach is not losing its charm. With water clear as crystal, people use to go to the beach in the weekend. Although in the weekdays afternoon, you still can see people hang out or swimming in this lovely beach.

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  • Pulau Weh--Sea Garden Iboih

    When you visit Pulau Weh, you definitely have to go to Iboih. Once you arrive in Iboih, charter a boat (Rp 200,000) to take you to opposite island of Rubiah. This is definitely beautiful spot for swimming, snorkeling and diving. In Iboih, there are diving operators. Also they provide rental for diving and snorkeling equipment. If you are not a good...

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  • Pulau Weh-Danau Aneuk Laot

    Danau Aneuk Laot in literally translation meaning "Inner sea lake". You can see the lake when you drive from the port to the city.

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  • To the memory of GeneralMayor.JHR.KOHLER

    Kerkhof was a beautiful landscape built by the Dutch colony in 18th Century, to the memory of General Mayor KOHLER where he is been buried over here with almost 2000 others. This place worth to visit by a foreigner and if you happend visit Aceh you can ask Becak driver to escort you to KUBUEAN BELANDA

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  • SultanIskandarMuda Cemetery-Banda Aceh

    The grave of Sultan Iskandar Muda was one compound with Banda Aceh Museum, just five minutes walking to the left side of the Museum.

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  • ULEE LHEUE Sea Front Resort

    ULEE LHEUE was located about 20 KM east of Banda Aceh, this site was severely damage when Tsunami hit Banda Aceh in late December 2004. On the site which stated as 'Tsunami Zero Point' , we could see a new housing compound of Meuraksa village and a beautiful Panorama of Indian ocean, a bluish green of Bukit Barisan Mountain Range and from far away...

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  • TSUNAMI Zero Point

    Tsunami December 2004 which was hit Aceh Region , devastated all houses and buildings except masjid raya Ulee lheue which is now decided by Aceh Government as TSUNAMI ZERO POINT.

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  • Tsunami Memorial

    When I was take a walk from Masjid Baiturrahman to Pasar Atjeh, then continue stepping about 5 minutes to the River side, I found this Tsunami Memorial, the remark on tsunami was written on a mountain stone , it was donated by Japan Internatiaonal Cooperation Society as we can see Red circle Sun of Japan Flag on its

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  • Methodist CHURCH-Banda Aceh

    This is one of church we could find in Aceh, the Methodist church was located in Panglima Poleem street, not far from Simpang Lima Peunayong. Although Aceh was wellknown with moslem Shariah, but the other who have different believer are possible to do their own religion. It was the picture of the social life that Moslem in Aceh was also respect to...

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  • TSUNAMI Monument-Banda Aceh

    There are so many Tsunami Monument at Banda Aceh, Here in the picture is one of the monument located at Supratman street, just at the same line with Hotel Medan, Hotel Prapat and Hotel Wisata, the description on the monument said that the water level at this point was 2.57 meters, the monument was erected to the memorize thousand live of the...

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  • MasjidBaiturrahman-Bandqa Aceh

    It was one of the historic site in Banda Aceh. Masjid Baiturrahman is located at the city center. It was the landmark and the symbol of the glory of Aceh's Darusslam Sultanate. Masjid Baiturrahman was built during the REIGNs of Sultan Iskandar Muda (1607-1636).In December 1883 the Dutch in a move to appease the peoples of Aceh, rebuilt the MosQue...

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  • PendopoGUBERNUR-GovernorHouse

    Pendopo Gubernur is a Governor House where the Aceh Special Region Governor and Family live. Located just 5 minutes walking distance from Museum Negeri Aceh. This is an old building architecture which is established in Sultan Iskandar Muda era.

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  • TheRevival of a Gampong Jawa

    Gampong is an Aceh word for a Village, when Tsunami hit Banda Aceh, almost Gampong are devastated by Tsunami, we just see a wide lanscape and the ruin of the Gampong, a few years after tsunami, the Gampong begin to Revival with the AID from National and International Community. I have a chance to visit Gampong Jawa, not far from Peunayong bridge....

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  • Peunayong Bridge on the KRUENG ACEH

    KRUENG is an Aceh lingo which means River, Krueng Aceh and Peunayong Bridge is located just at Banda Aceh City Center. The bridge and the river are a place where Aceh people keep their mind to the great memory of beautiful Sunday morning in December 26, in the year 2004 when the big earthQuake and Tsunami hit the Region. If you happen visit Banda...

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  • A Chinese Grave in Kerkhof

    A few grave which is recognize by its written with chinese character and the third pictures also written in roman as LIONG SIAU HUNG

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  • From China in Kerkhof-Peutjot

    In Kerkhof we also could find a few CHINESE which has been buried here, as we can see that their grave stone was written in chinese character

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  • GUNONGAN- A Water castle

    TamanSariGUNONGAN was established in 1607 to 1636 by Sultan Iskandar Muda, This was a pleasure Garden used by the Queen of the Sultan where the river of DARUL ASSYIQI flow in the middle of Gunongan. The establishment beside Gunongan was called KANDANG, this is a graveyard where Sultan Iskandar Thani been buried in 1642

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  • TamanRatuSafiatuddin-BandaAceh

    This is a new landscape in Banda Aceh which could be seen by every visitors who come from Sultan Iskandar Muda AirPort. Taman Ratu Safiatuddin is Aceh in Miniature where we can see different kind architecture of Aceh Traditionil Houses from every Parts of Aceh Region.

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  • Banda Aceh, the Capital of NAD Province

    Banda Aceh is the capital city of Aceh Special Region, or now called as NANGGROE ACEH DARUSSALAM (NAD) Province. Banda Aceh is the seat of Governor Administration,the central for business, trade and Culture. Banda Aceh is where we can find Museum Negeri Aceh, The Dutch Graveyard which known as Kherkhoff, Masjid Baiturrahman etc. Banda Aceh is...

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  • Museum Negeri Aceh

    As we enter the museum gate, RuMOH ACeh is the main attractant, it was a prototype of Acehness Traditionil House which was built in 1914 by the Dutch colony, said that the construction was no nail. Visitors may enter RUMOH ACEh by stepping the stair in front of the House. On the backyards we can see a collection of tools that use by a farmer, a...

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  • Blang Padang, BANDA aCEH

    Blang Padang is a big SQuare in Banda Aceh, almost every day, in the morning, in the afternoon or even in the night, It was a place where all Aceh Peoples do jogging, strolling the sQuare by walking, playing foot ball, fly a kite or just sitting and relax at one corner of the SQuare. Don't miss to see an old Air Crafts, It was the first Garuda...

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  • ACEH RIVER

    Banda Aceh split into two side by ACEH River, the river Run from Aceh Besar and play an important role for the daily life of Fishermen. In the morning we can see a stunning panorama of Aceh River and its surrounding, a good view point is on the Bridge of Pinayong just beside Pinayong Market, the other view point is from Pante Pirak Bridge. Aceh...

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  • SultanISKANDAR MUDA AIR PORT

    Sultan Iskandar Muda is the name of an Aceh King who rule Aceh when it was as a Kingdom in an ancient time, for the memory, the local government name the airport with the name of the King. Long ago the name of the airport was BLANG BINTANG by it was located at Blang Bintang region

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  • MountSEULAWAH greeting welcome

    As the tyre of an airplane touch the ground, what the passengers seen from the window is a line of a mountain range and from the far away a bluish mount Seulawah is greeting us with her silent welcome and tell the pilot to make a turn and show the passengers a pin point part of Aceh's beautiful Land

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  • NanggroeAcehDarussalam seen from above

    A green scenery of mountain range with its cliffs is one of beauttiful panorama along the air trip from Medan to Banda Aceh, don't miss this very nice opportunity when you fly to Banda Aceh. in a good weather condition you can take so many pictures from a window behind you

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  • Nothing

    In Gapang, everyone dives. Don't! Get up late (this annoys the divers - they've been up since the cock crows), lie around on the beach, in the sea, reading, sunbathing etc etc. Have some lunch with a beer (you can get beer, despite the sharia law), then go back and have an afternoon kip, before waking up and socialising with the divers at night,...

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  • Simeulue--Busung Village

    I found Busung has good potential for tourism for its beautiful landscape, beach and waterfall.People also go to this place for surfing. I like my way down to go to other villages near Busung, such as Kahat, etc. Although road condition is not so comfy, but I am happy to see waterfall only few hundred meter away from the main road and waves. People...

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  • Simeulue-A Cow and The Sea

    In one afternoon in Simeulue, I found these scene, a cow with sea as background. I just like it. This is not unusual scene in Simeulue, you can also see water buffalo take a nice dip in the river very near from the sea. It’s just a nice scene.

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  • Simeulue-Surfing

    Although the wave is not as dramatic as in Nias island, people told me there are good areas for surfing. In Teupah Barat and Teupah Selatan, there are places nice for surfing. There is also one well-known resort name Willy’s Resort (in Busung village) which is known among the surfers.

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  • Simeulue--Islands and Beaches

    I find Simeulue is beautiful. I love the beaches, although many places are not enjoyable for swimming because of its reefs. Most of beautiful beaches are found in Salang and Alafan sub-district. Simeulue is also surrounded by small islands. There are surprisingly people living in some of those islands.

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  • Simeulue-Cloves

    Simeulue was famous for its cloves. When cloves price slightly declined in 1990, it ends the cloves emporium story in this island. These days, you can still see cloves are dried up in front of people’s house. I like the smell. And I do like scene of woman, cloves and the sea as shown in the picture.

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  • Simeulue--Lobster

    As Simeulue has reefs around the island, this is a perfect place for lobster, shrimp and crabs. When you visit Simelue, your visit is not completed without having a plate of lobster. Sambai village (Teluk Dalam sub-district) is my friend’s favorite to get fresh lobster. Although you can’t expect lobster to be cooked, you can buy lobster as much as...

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  • Ulhee Lee

    Ulhee Lee was the new busy spots for the business people of Banda Aceh. A big port was planned to built here as a hub for Banda Aceh with Sabang and international sea port. The construction started in 2003. The area was filled with big houses, ponds, traders, etc.When tsunami strucked, Ulhee Lee was nearly gone. One of the historical spot was...

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  • Alue Naga

    Alue Naga was one of the famous fishing spots in Banda Aceh before tsunami. Tsunami has destroyed the area, including took away the bridge who channel Alue Naga to Lamdingin. Now people started to go back. In the weekend this quiet spot fulled with people. At the writing time, road to go to Alue Naga is filled with temporary shelters and shacks.If...

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  • Takengon--coffee

    Takengon is also famous for its coffee. Anywhere you go in the town, you will see people dry the coffee. Seems that coffee plantation is still managed by people who live around the coffee field. Don't miss to have a sip of Gayo coffee!

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  • Takengon--Lakefront city

    Takengon is situated right in the heart of Aceh province. It is beautiful place, cool temperature, famous coffee and rich in art and culture. This quiet city is built around the lake. This place is photogenic, it has many beautiful spots to bring good pictures home. To reach Takengon, you need 8 hours driving, both from Medan or from Banda Aceh.At...

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  • Lhonga

    This used to be a beautiful beach, and one of the most visited beaches. Tsunami has changed its routine, but it can’t erase its beauty. Lhonga is situated on the way from Banda Aceh to Meulaboh. It takes around 20 minutes from the city.Unfortunately, Lhonga is also one of the tsunami hardest area. Villages along the beach line are mostly gone. And...

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  • Takengon--Puncak Pantan Terong

    Somebody we met at the hotel told us that it is a big loss if we didn’t go to this spot. So, half an hour later, we took him with us to take us to the top. The road to reach the top has passed several villages and we were happy to take him with us. The view from the top is amazing. Just before you reach the viewing point, you will be asked for...

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  • Takengon--Loyang Koro cave

    What is special about this cave? If you ask me, the road to reach the cave is more interesting than being at the cave itself. I just love the scenery. There is a family live next to the cave. This family we met offered us a boat ride and guide to enter the cave, including price for the torch.

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  • Around the lake with boat

    This activity should not be missed. The price for renting a boat for 15 minute is Rp 50,000. We were surprised to find that our boatman was actually a seven years old boy. Once he took us aboard and start the engine, we know that he is capable enough to run the boat.

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  • Pukes cave--a cursed princess story

    Pronounce it in Bahasa p-u-k-e-s. Yes fellow, this is a princess name, not a post effect after you drink too much. This cave is really interesting. With entrance fee of Rp 5,000, you will be accompanied by a guide who will gladly tell you a tale. Interior cave is nice with many forms of stones. Interesting part when you will not see a stone looking...

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  • Takengon--Puncak Pantan Terong

    Somebody we met at the hotel told us that it is a big loss if we didn’t go to this spot. So, half an hour later, we took him with us to take us to the top. The road to reach the top has passed several villages and we were happy to take him with us. The view from the top is amazing. Just before you reach the viewing point, you will be asked for...

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