Top 10 things to do in Aceh
Top 10 things to do
Baiturrahman Grand Mosque
Jl. Mohammad Jam, Kec. Baiturrahman, Kota Banda Aceh, Aceh
This iconic mosque is a symbol of Aceh's resilience and faith, having survived multiple natural disasters and conflicts. Visitors can admire its impressive architecture and learn about its history through guided tours.
Jl. Iskandar Muda, No. 1, Kec. Baiturrahman, Kota Banda Aceh, Aceh
A poignant reminder of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami that devastated Aceh, this museum features exhibits and artifacts that tell the story of the disaster and its aftermath. It also serves as a warning and preparation center in case of future tsunamis.
Cut Nyak Dhien House Museum
Jl. T. Panglima Nyak Makam, Lambaro, Kec. Kuta Alam, Kota Banda Aceh, Aceh
This historic house belonged to Cut Nyak Dhien, a legendary female warrior who fought against the Dutch colonialists in the late 19th century. The museum showcases her personal belongings, weapons, and memorabilia, as well as her inspiring story of bravery and patriotism.
Ulee Lheue Beach
Jl. Ulee Lheue, Kec. Meuraxa, Kota Banda Aceh, Aceh
With its white sand, clear water, and gentle waves, this beach is a popular spot for swimming, sunbathing, and picnicking. It also offers a great view of the nearby Baiturrahman Grand Mosque and the Indian Ocean.
Jl. Tgk. Imum Lueng Bata, Kec. Baiturrahman, Kota Banda Aceh, Aceh
This vibrant neighborhood is a hub of Islamic culture, heritage, and commerce, with many traditional houses, mosques, shops, and restaurants. Visitors can experience the local hospitality, cuisine, and crafts, as well as learn about the history and influence of Arab traders in Aceh.
Gunongan Historical Park
Jl. Tgk. Mohd. Daud Beureueh, Kec. Baiturrahman, Kota Banda Aceh, Aceh
This park features a unique structure called Gunongan, which was built by a 16th-century queen as a symbol of her love and longing for her husband who was away on a pilgrimage. The park also has a beautiful garden, a pond, and a museum that showcases Aceh's cultural heritage.
Jl. Pulau Weh, Kec. Sukakarya, Kota Sabang, Aceh
This abandoned ship was washed ashore by the 2004 tsunami and has become a popular tourist attraction and photo spot. Visitors can climb on top of the ship and enjoy the panoramic view of the sea and the nearby islands.
Jl. Trans Sumatera, Desa Cot Girek, Kec. Peusangan, Kabupaten Bireuen, Aceh
This hill is a pilgrimage site for followers of three religions: Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. It features a mosque, a temple, and a pagoda, as well as a natural spring and a panoramic view of the surrounding landscape.
Jl. Lhoknga, Kec. Lhoknga, Kabupaten Aceh Besar, Aceh
This beach is a popular destination for surfing, with its consistent waves and scenic setting. It also offers opportunities for swimming, sunbathing, and beach sports, as well as local food and hospitality.
Ujung Pancu Beach
Jl. Ujung Pancu, Kec. Lhoknga, Kabupaten Aceh Besar, Aceh
This secluded beach is a hidden gem for nature lovers, with its pristine sand, crystal-clear water, and lush forest. It also has a picturesque lighthouse that offers a stunning view of the coast and the sea.