Most people bought a flight ticket to Aceh mean to visit Weh Island. The island on the top north of Sumatra offers the beauty of its marine treasuring sustainable underwater scenery. The beauty of its underwater biodiversity is perfect for tourists who love snorkeling, diving, and island hopping.
The charm of this lake can be savored perfectly from the surrounding mountains. Lut Tawar Lake brings the dream of the land above the clouds as it’s located on the Gayo highland at the height of 1.200 meters above sea level. The lake has a refreshing vibe and soothing feeling, making the place in Takengon-Aceh Tengah is a perfect place for relaxation travel. The highest indulgence can be felt as you enjoy the scenery while sipping a cup of hot Gayo Coffee.
This natural preservation is the center of wildlife conservatory in Aceh. GLNP spreads around 1 million hectares at a height of 3.404 meters above sea level as the natural ecosystem formed by beaches, mountains, and tropical jungles. Because of its wide area, GLNP is belonging to both Aceh and North Sumatera Provinces’ administrative territory. This park is recorded as one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 2004. Tourists can visit this conservatory park to enjoy educational recreation in the middle of nature. There are a lot of rare animals here, such as Sumatran Orang Utan, Sumatran Rhinoceros, Sumatran Tiger, Sumatran Elephant, Sun Bear, Great Hornbill, Siamang, and Dhole.
Visiting Aceh means we are humbled to acknowledge its tragic history. The Aceh Tsunami Museum is one of the must-visit destinations in the Porch of Mecca. The museum located in Jalan Sultan Iskandar Muda is a memorial and educational place to understand the heart-breaking natural phenomenon that has destroyed Aceh in 2004. Visitors can walk through the Lorong Tsunami (Tsunami Tunnel) to face the tension when the disaster is about to come, experience a tribute moment in Ruang Kenangan (Memorial Room) and Lorong Cerobong (Chimney Tunnel) while seeing the historical documentation and dioramas of the disaster, and then finally contemplate in Sumur Doa (Wells of Prayer) and Jembatan Harapan (Bridge of Hope).
The name of Cut Nyak Dien has been very popular in Indonesia. One of the pride figures of Aceh is recorded as a national female hero involved in the war against Dutch colonization. This traditional house is a replica of Cut Nyak Dien’s original house. This house is now functioned as a museum that stores various archives and documentation of her struggle. Cut Nyak Dien House is located in Lampisang Village, Peukan Bada, Aceh Besar.