Places Of Interest
Your visit to Aceh will not be complete without visiting some of these famous places.
BAITURRAHMAN GRAND MOSQUE
Baiturrahman Grand Mosque is a Mosque located in the center of Banda Aceh city, Aceh Province, Indonesia. The Baiturrahman Grand Mosque is a symbol of religion, culture, spirit, strength, struggle and nationalism of the Acehnese people. The mosque is a landmark of Banda Aceh and has survived the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
Rumoh Aceh (Acehnesse: “Aceh house”) is a type of traditional house located in Aceh Province in Indonesia. It is basically a dwelling or house made of wood. Rumoh Aceh is also known as krong pade, which actually refers to a rice barn (krōng, “warehouse” + padé, “rice”) and not a house. Rumoh Aceh is the largest and highest of all vernacular house types in Aceh Province, the others are Rumoh Santeut and Rangkang.
The Aceh Tsunami Museum, located in banda aceh indonesia, is a museum designed as a symbolic reminder of the 2004 india ocean earthquake and tsunami disaster, as well an educational center and an emergency disaster shelter in case the area is ever hit by a tsunami again.
Weh Island (Indonesian: Pulau Weh), often known as Sabang after the largest city, is a small active volcanic island to the northwest of Sumatra, 45 minutes by fast regular ship or 2 hours by ferry from mainland, Banda Aceh. It was originally connected to the Sumatran mainland and became separated by sea after the volcano’s last eruption in the Pleistocene era. The island is situated in the Andaman Sea. The largest city on the island, Sabang, is the northernmost outpost of Indonesia.
LUT TAWAR LAKE (TAKENGON)
Lut Tawar or Fresh Sea Lake is a lake that located in the Gayo Highlands, Central Aceh District, Aceh. At western side of the lake there is Takengon, which is also the capital of Central Aceh district. The name Lut Tawar or Fresh Sea taken because of the vast area that this lake has, and it has fresh water in it. The existence of Lut Tawar Lake for local inhabitants is used for the water resourcement for the entire needs, with other is about tourism destination.
MOUNTAIN PEAK GEURUTEE
Mount Geurutee is a mountain that is classified as unique. This mountain has easy access and is close to the highway and can be stopped by motorists at any time. From the top of the mountain, tourists can see a complete view because it is directly facing the Indian Ocean. Not to mention the cluster of small islands, beach sand, and mountains forming a perfect formation that is a pity to miss.
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