Most Popular Things to Do in Aceh Indonesia – Best Activities & Tourist Attractions in Aceh, Indonesia

Discover top things to do in Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia and best sightseeing when you are on vacation in Aceh. Aceh is one of 33 province in Indonesia located in the northernmost of Sumatra Island with the capital Banda Aceh. Aceh has abundant of tourist attractions and the government of Indonesia put Aceh among one of the most popular tourist destination in Indonesia. Covering an area of 57.365,57 square kilometers and strategically located on Malacca Straits in the north and east. Aceh has many ethnic group namely Acehnese, Gayonese, Simeulue, Tamiang, Alas, Singkil, Aneuk Jamee and Kluet which is has own language and culture with the Acehnese language about 76% used. The custom and culture is based on Islamic Sharia Law.

To get to Aceh, you can book a flight serve by Air Asia which is has daily flight from Kuala Lumpur to Sultan Iskandar Muda International Aiport in Blang Bintang, Aceh Besar. This airport is precisely 17 kilometer from the center of Banda Aceh city. You can book other international flight serve by Malindo Airline or FireFly from Penang, Malaysia to Banda Aceh Airport. Besides, there are many domestic flight such as Garuda Indonesia serve the route from major cities in Indonesia such as Medan and Jakarta to Sultan Iskandar Muda International Airport.

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Since the tsunami disaster in last December 2004, Aceh has recognized worldwide. Aceh has many tourist attractions, ranging from historical tourism,Natural Tourism, Religious Tourism, Heritage & Historical Tourism, Marine Tourism, Culinary Tourism, Art & Culture Tourism, Scientific Tourism, Agro Tourism, Sport Tourism to Adventure Tourism which is spread out in many region such as Weh Island, Banyak Islands, Aceh Island, Banda Aceh, Aceh Besar, Aceh Jaya, Aceh Singkil, Simeulue, Central Aceh, South Aceh, Southeast Aceh and many others. If you are interested to explore the beauty of Aceh, here we have the travel guide and the list of popular things to in Aceh, Indonesia:

Top 10 most popular things to do in Aceh, Indonesia

  1. Diving in Weh Island

Diving in Weh Island is very amazing things to do. Weh Island is one of the best place to visit in Aceh, Indonesia offer the world class diving sites. There are up to 20 diving sites on the island located at indonesia’s westernmost and has been visited by thousands of world divers. The top dive spots in Weh Island namely Sophie Rickmers Wreck, Batee Tokong, Gapang House Reef, Rubiah Sea Garden, Batee Dua Gapang, Batee Meuroron, Batee Gla, North Rubiah, Pante Peunateng, Pante Seuke, Pante Ideu, Pantee Gua or Long Angen, Seulako Drift, Limbo Gapang, Meuduro, Sumur Tiga, Anoe Itam, Tugboat Wreck, Shark Plateau, The Canyon, Rondo Island and Arus Paleh. You will see hundreds of species of coral reefs, various marine biota and a group of rare fish. The beauty of underwater world in Weh Island become a magnet for thousands of local and foreign divers around the world. Read more article below:

2. Fishing in Rondo Island

Rondo Island is one of top best place for fishing. The water in Rondo Island has abundant of marine wealth and very perfect for heavy duty fishing with deep sea. You will hook up huge fish ranging from giant grouper to giant dog tooth tuna. The island is located northernmost part of Aceh or about 15 miles away from Weh Island. Lying in Andaman Sea where the huge immigration fish, Rondo Island is very perfect and strategic place for game sport fishing. If you are interested to hook a giant snapper and black marlin here, please check out the fishing tour offer to Rondo Island below:

3. Surfing in Lhoknga

Lhoknga is beach area. There are several beaches in this area included Lhoknga Beach. The beach offer world class wave for surfing during the north east monsoon start on October to April the wave is offshore and offer perfect barreling waves ranging 2-6ft high. On January to March, the wind is become stronger and very perfect for kite surfing. The beach with a distance of approximately 16 kilometers from Banda Aceh or 28 kilometers from Sultan Iskandar Muda International Aiport Blang Bintang is also one of the perfect place for sunset. There are many tourist places in Lhoknga such as Lampuuk Beach, Momong Beach, Pucok Krueng, Sea Side Beach Park and gold course.

4. Fishing in Aceh Island

Aceh Island or Pulo Aceh has a great spot for game fishing sport adjacent to Malaca Strait and Indonesian Ocean and bordered directly with Andaman Sea. The waters of Aceh Island are one of the best fish barns. The fishing spot in Aceh Island offer great catch of Tuna. You can fish with popping and jigging technique to conquer the school of Tuna such as Yellow Fin. Besides, there are still many giant predator in this water, with perfect metal jig you can hook a marlin. You can also hook a giant trevally, black snapper, wahoo, grouper and mackerel. There are one spot in Pulo Aceh where lots of giant trevally, Aceh Island is indeed a fishing paradise. You can prove by fishing here, want to fill up the fiber box with GT, book the fishing trip now with us:

5. Trekking in Leuser National Park

UNESCO has declared the Leuser National Park along with two other parks as the world heritage. Mount Leuser National Park is a one of the largest national park in Indonesia covering 7,927 kilometers square protecting the last remaining rainforest on Sumatra and protects a wide range of ecosystems. There more than 700 different species of animals and become a home for the endanger Sumatran Orangutan. Leuser National Park is also known as the lung of the world. Other species of animals you can find here like Sumatran elephants, Sumatran Tigers, Sumatran Rhinos, white gibbons, black gibbons, Thomas leaf monkeys, long tail macaques, short tail macaques, toucans, hornbills, lizards, moon snakes, saltwater crocodiles, pheasants and numerous bird species. The unique adventure can be done by trekking to this national park, to entrance this paradise you need special permit and accompanied by licensed guide. The two main gateway to this paradise. Bukit Lawang in North Sumatra and Ketambe in Southeast Aceh.

6. Horsing in Takengon, Central Aceh

Central Aceh is known as one of tourist destination in Aceh with the ecotourism offer such as coffee tourism and panoramic of Laut Tawar lake tourism. One of the best tourism activities offer in Central Aceh with the capital Takengon is horsing. You can ride the horse close to Laut Tawar Lake. You can ride this horse in Pante Menye or in Belang Bebangka racing field located about 5 kilometers from Takengon city. We also the tour program of horsing to takengon. This tour is combination tour between Weh Island, Banda Aceh and Takengon. Please check out the itinerary below:

7. Snorkeling in Rubiah Sea Garden

Sabang keeps a fascinating underwater charm. There are many snorkeling spots in Weh Island spread out in Gapang Beach, Sumur Tiga Beach and Iboih. One of famous snorkeling spot is Rubiah Sea Garden. Rubiah Island is a small island in Sabang located just in front of Iboih beach with an area of approximately 26 hectares. This island surrounded by charming sea garden. Snorkeling and diving are perfect things to do here. By diving or snorkeling here you will see a lots of fish. Besides you will see the species of fish such as angle fish, gigantic clams, lion fish and many others. Rubiah is also one of research site for marine life, there are more than 15 marine biota protected here. The beauty of Rubiah Marine Park or Rubiah Sea Garden are very charming. While snorkeling you will easily taking a picture with a lot of tropical fish, coral reef and other pelagic fish. Interested to snorkel here, book a tour:

8. Watching the Whale Shark at Weh Island

Watching the whale shark in Pulau Weh is one of the great thing. But this whale shark sightings sometime can not predictable and migration pattern of this species are not very well understood. The best time to see the whale shark in Weh Island is during December to February. But once again, the whale shark sighting aren’t predictable.

9. Rafting at Alas River

Alas river is located in Southeast Aceh precisely in Gunung Leuser National Park. The rafting in Alas River activities has been popular in the 1980s and become forerunner of development of white water rafting tour in Indonesia. Alas River is a difficult and heavy currents river rafting, But it is located strategically in the beautiful tropical forest in Leuser National Park. During the rafting, you will meet many animals that are still roaming freely in the wild such as primate, birds, elephant deer, Thomas leaf monkey, beautiful butterflies, gibbon, Orangutans and many others. Normally the rafting will take about 3-4 hours. For Adventurous traveler, Rafting in Alas River or Lawe Alas is one of perfect things to do in Aceh and become a challenge.

10. Watching Dolphins in Weh Island

Lately, Watching a dozens of dolphins in Weh Island is one of the greatest things to do in Aceh. You will see closely the dolphins swim around our boat. The schedule to see the dolphins will usually be seen in early morning and in the afternoon. While we reach the dolphins spot by the boat, the dolphins come approach and following our boat. If you are interested on the watching dolphin tour, book the package with us:

Top Other Enchanting things to do in Aceh, Indonesia

  1. Hiking the Bendahara Mount

Bendahara Mount is a great mount to hike. For hiking lover, this mount will be a great mount to hike. Normally you will reach the top of the mount within 7 days. You can start hiking from Bener Berpapah Village. Along the way, you will see beautiful view, savanna, flower plants and many endanger animal. The mount has 3.012 high above sea level.

2. Explore Banyak Islands

Banyak Islands is a paradise island consist of 99 islands offer blue lagoon beaches, great place for surfing, snorkeling, diving, home to endanger of many kinds of sea turtles, pristine jungle and lovely islands. The coral reefs in this islands are habitat to diverse species including pelagic and coral fish, octopus, lobster, green sea turtles, leatherback turtles and many others. Banyak Island is cluster of many uninhabited coral islands. Besides surfing & snorkeling, Pulau Banyak or Banyak Islands is one of the great place for kayaking in the world. You can explore these island to see the beauty of the islands or you can book a combination tour from us here:

3. Explore Aceh Island

Aceh Island is a group of islands in Aceh. Pulo Aceh or Aceh Island probably the name is not popular as Pulau Weh or Weh Island because the infrastructure reason. This island is a virgin island offer a charming beauty and similar to Weh Island. It has plenty of beautiful white sand beaches with blue crystal waters. It has fantastic sea garden and may be not all tourist know well. Besides, Pulau Aceh has also one perfect spot for surfing. The island has two big islands namely Nasi Island and Breueh Island and several small islands including Bunta Island, Batee Island, Keureusek Island and many others. Explore this paradise island with us by book a combination tour:

4. Explore Splendid Beaches

Aceh has many tourist destinations. There charming beaches scattered in various region in Aceh. Here is top 5 splendid beaches in Aceh to explore:

  • Lampuuk Beach

Lampuuk Beach is a popular white sand beach in Aceh located in Aceh Besar regency or approximately 15 kilometers from Banda Aceh city center. Lampuuk Beach has long coast line and adjacent to Lhoknga Beach. there are several coastal segments where the tourists can choose to entry namely Babah Satu, Babah Dua, Babah Tiga and Babah Empat or Empe Nulu. The clean white sandy beach, blue ocean, and green lush of pine trees with the mountain backdrop are perfect panorama.

  • Sumur Tiga Beach

Sumur Tiga Beach is a white sand beach in Weh Island, Aceh. Sumur Tiga Beach is located in the east coast of Weh Island which is one of the best beach in Pulau Weh. Sumur Tiga is become popular place where you can find cozy resort to relax, sunbath, swimming and snorkeling. Sumur Tiga is more peaceful place.

  • Gapang Beach

Gapang Beach is a white sand beach in Weh Island. it has crystal clear water, dense trees and peaceful nuance. The most popular things to do in Gapang Beach is snorkeling and diving. There are several dive site in Gapang namely Gapang House Reef which is one of perfect dive spot for macro over and Limbo Gapang Dive Site. Gapang Beach is located approximately 17 kilometers from Sabang which capital of Pulau Weh.

  • Iboih Beach

Iboih Beach is located northern part of Weh Island. The white sand beach is popular destination in Weh Island. The snorkeling trip to Rubiah Sea Garden is start from Iboih by Glass Bottom Boat. The shallow sea and very clear crystal water with great marine life offer a great snorkeling. The beach also known as Teupin Layeu is always the main destination by the tourist, there are many snorkeling operator, several dive operator and bungalow and café lined along the beach.

  • Lhoknga Beach

Lhoknga Beach is a long coast of white sand stretches till cement factory offer world class wave for surfing. It has blue sparkling sea water with lined up dense pine trees. There are many surf spot in this beach included left hander point, cemara right point, peak point, suri point and outside right hander. The shady trees in this beach offer a nice place for relax. In this beach has also a golf course namely Seulawah Golf Course.

5. Kitesurfing in Riting Beach

Riting Beach is a black sand beach located in Leupung or just 5 minutes from Lhoknga Beach. The beach is perfect spot with sandy bottom and flat for kite surfing. The off-shore wave is perfect for wave riding with many style. This kite surf spot is perfect during south west monsoon or from June to September. Riting Beach is located about 20 kilometers from the center of Banda Aceh city and can be reached approximately 30 minutes by car.

6. Birding in Gayo Highland & Leuser National Park

Leuser National Park is one of the riches tropical rain forest in Southeast Asia and one of the best forest for Sumatran birds. There are more than 600 species of birds with majority Sumatran endemic including Sumatran green pigeon, Sumatran Laughingthrush, Bronze-tailed Peacock Pheasant and many others. Besides of Leuser National Park, Gayo Highlands is also one of the good place for birding, you will see many indo-malayan bird species, from the broadbills, trogons and hornbills. The bird species you can found both in Leuser National Park and Gayo Highlands including Storm Stork, Helmeted Hornbill, Milky Stork, Masked Finfoot, White-winged Wood Duck, Sumatran Leafbird, Sumatran Treepie, Sumatran Babbler, Aceh Bulbul, Red-billed Hill-partridge, Graceful Pitta, Schneider’s Pitta, Roll’s Partridge, Hoogerwerf’s Pheasant, Cream-striped Bulbul, Spot-necked bulbul, Rusty-breasted Wren-babbler, Rajah Scops Owl, Shiny Whistling Thrush, Blue-masked leafbird, Sumatran Frogmouth, Sumatran Patridge, Sumatran Laughingtrush, Salvadori’s nightjar, Sumatran Bulbul, Sumatran Woodpecker, Sumatran Niltava, Sumatran Peacock Pheasant, Sumatran Shortwing, Sumatran Rimator, Sumatran Whistling-trush, Sumatran Spangled Drongo and many others. Besides of the birding, you can also found the wild life animal in Leuser National Park such as Sumatran Orangutans, Thomas Leaf-monkey, Black Gibbon, Sumatran Tiger, Asian Golden Cat, Sumatran Rhinoceros, Sumatran Elephant, Sun Bear, Lar Gibbon, Sunda Clouded Leopard, Long-tailed Monkey, Siamang, Sumatran Serow, Sambar Deer, Leopard Cat and others.

7. Surfing in Simeulue

Simeulue is a regency and island in Aceh. Around Simeulue Island has 56 small islands. Simeulue can be reach by plane from Kuala Namu Airport Medan, North Sumatra to Lasikin Airport, Sinabang which is the capital of this regency. The stunning beaches with world class wave make Simeulue become one of tourist destinations in Aceh who love surfing. The best surfing beaches in Simeulue Island are Nancala Beach, Alus Alus Beach with it left hander wave, Matanurung Beach, Pulau Batu Berlayar Beach with its right hander wave, Teupah Island, Mincau Island, Siumat Island,, Pinang Island, Lussia Island, Babi Island, Linggam Island, Salur Beach, Dihit Beach and many other great surf spot. In Nancala Beach, it had been held the International Surfing Champion offer pick hander wave up to 7 meters high. Nancala Beach is located about 30 kilometers from Sinabang city.

8. Surfing in Banyak Islands

Pulau Banyak or Banyak Islands is a group of islands which has a great beaches for surfing. The infrastructure in Banyak Island is not well developed yet, mostly the surfer surfing from the boat or surfing charter live-on-board. On the island there are about 12 surf spot which offer long wave with a height of around 6 meters spread over Bangkaru Island, Ujung Silingar and southern part of Tuanku Island. The most popular surf spots are at Amandangan Beach and Pelanggaran Beach on Amandaru Island. Banyak Island is one of the best surf spot.

9. Whale Shark Watching in Banyak Islands

The whale shark sighting in Banyak Islands is depend on season, immigration pattern and plankton. If you are lucky you will see this great opportunity watching the whale sharks in Banyak Islands.  The migration of whales at every turn of season where flocks of whales moved from south to north of Banyak Islands. The whales pass the Banyak Islands around March and April, however the date cannot be predicted because of the season is uncertain.

10. Rafting in Takengon

Rafting in Takengon is one of the great things to do in Aceh for beginner with the difficulties of grade I (Calm) and grad II (very easy). The rafting trip precisely in Pesangan River where the tourist can start the tour in Lukup Badak, Pegasing District towards Senehen, Silihnara District approximately 4,5 kilometers rafting trip.

11. Enjoy Lobster Culinary in Simeulue

Lobster is one of the marine resources in Simeulue. There are many lobster breeders in Sinabang City with various types such Maradona Lobster, Stone Lobster, Sand Lobster, Pearl Lobster and others. You can enjoy the Lobster dishes in Simeulue while on vacation to this island or going for surfing.

12. Snorkeling & Diving in Tailana Island, Banyak Islands

Both snorkeling and diving are great in Banyak Island especially in Tailana Island, Rago-rago Island, Matahari Island, Pabisi Island and Sikandang Island. most of this places has a great beaches and very clear water you will see the coral reefs with unique marine life including colorful reef fish. Diving in Banyak Island is also a great things to do in Aceh. There are a lots of unexplored dive spot in Banyak Islands. At this time, there is only in Tailana Island you can dive. The island has beauty white sand beach, lagoon, a great coral and amazing visibility. It is like Indonesia’s hidden gem.

13. Watching the Art & Dance performance in Putroe Phang Art

Putro Phang is a park in Banda Aceh. This Aceh Darussalam Kingdom heritage park is located only 8 minutes walking from Tsunami Museum. Banda Aceh Tourism Department Office routine held the Putroe Phang Art & Music Weekend Show program to develop the creativity of young people in Banda Aceh. There are various art attractions you can see such as dance, break dance, traditional dance, rapper and many others.

14. Trekking in Gurah Rain Forest

Gurah Rain Forest Park is a rain forest park in Leuser National Park and it is one of entry points to Leuser National Park. Gurah Rain Forest Park is located about 43 kilometers from Kutacane which is the capital of Southeast Aceh. While trekking in this forest park, you can easily meet Orangutan and other monkey such as Gibbon, Thomas Leaf Monkey, Long tail monkey and many other kinds of monkey.

15. Trekking in Pocut Meurah Intan

Pocut Meurah Intan is a forest park in Aceh Besar regency with an area of more than 6.300 hectares. There are many kinds of flora and fauna can be found here. The track offered is suitable for beginners because the track is not too difficult. Besides the jungle trekking you will also hiking. During trekking and hiking you will see natural scenery that is still very natural, meet a lot of kinds of animal such as monkey, deer, elephant, birds, mouse deer and many other. You will also see huge trees and other flora. The ather things to do in Pocut Meurah Intan forest park are shopping a chips cake in Saree, seeing the elephant show in Elephant Training Center, swimming in waterfall and scout camp.

16. Shopping in Peunayong

Peunayong is known as China town where you can shopping a souvenir here. In Peunayong there are many kinds of shopping center such as fish market, traditional market, souvenir center, fruit market and culinary center. You can easily find many handicraft, souvenir, gifts, and many other souvenir from various region in Aceh.

17. Cycling in Pulau Breueh

Pulau Breueh is one of a great island part of Aceh Island or Pulo Aceh. The island offer a great panorama and great terrain for cycling. You will go over medium terrain tracks through the mountain, traditional village and stunning beaches. You will see the unique jungle, amazing nature view in the island.

18. Have nice view of Rice Field in Blang Bintang

Blang Bintang is a district in Aceh Besar Regency where is the Sultan Iskandar Muda International Airport located. The district offer a great view of rice field with the backdrop of Seulawah volcano and mountain surrounding. The romantic view of the paddy fields during the active of weeding to harvesting. There twice a year.

19. Enjoy the dining at Grand Aceh Culinary

Jl. Sultan Iskandar Muda Street till to Ulee Lheue beach is a great place for dinning. There are numerous romantic café are located in this place. One of the good place for dinning is Grand Aceh Culinary. You can the great Acehnese Arabica Coffee here and other dishes. During evening there are a lot of people spend their time with family in this place. Besides, there are many other places in this street offer great dinning with great café design. You may spend time with friend chill-out and dining here.

20. Watching Sunset at Sabang Culinary Center

Sabang Culinary Center are located along Sabang Fair where you can see many people spend their time in evening here with friend and family. There are gazebos built along the coast. There are also café and culinary center such as in Paradiso Beach offer a great place for dinning as well as watching a dramatic sunset.

21. Watching Sunrise in Sumur Tiga Beach

Sumur Tiga Beach and Pasir Putih Beach are both the best places to see a sunrise in Weh Island. In early morning you will see dramatic sunrise from Sumur Tiga Beach. Located on the eastern part of Pulau Weh with the length of about 2 kilometers with sloping contours and turquoise sea water. the beach has many beach resort and you can enjoy the morning time and sunrise from the resorts.

22. ATV Ride in Aceh Jaya

ATV Ride in Aceh Jaya is an activity that uses four-wheeled motorbikes, at this time used for adventure tour. ATV Ride is a tourist activity to test andrenaline and it will be an unforgettable and interesting trip. You will be invited to enjoy the nature by riding ATV and passing the paddy fields, forests, splendid beaches and rural area.

23. Visit Flower Garden in Aceh Jaya

Aceh Jaya has many natural beauty, one of the interesting things to see is Selocia Frower Garden. This one hectare garden is located in Alue Pliet village, Panga District. The garden was made at the beginning of 2019. The garden is planted celosia flowers which are often found in Netherlands. This garden at this time become one of agro tourism in Aceh.

24. Hiking Kemiri Mount

Kemiri Mount is one of the highest mount in Leuser area with an altitude of 3.304 meters above sea level. The hiking of the mount will take about 4 days and descend about 2 days. The temperature, 21 degrees Celsius minimum and 28 degrees Celsius maximum. The hiking trail is indeed a bit extreme but that’s where the thrill for those who like adventure. At an altitude of 2,500 meters above sea level, the vegetation is dominated by low-trunked shrub plants. Upon you reach the top at an altitude of 2,800 meters above sea level, you will see the vast grasslands and beautiful view.

25. Visit Lubuk Traditional Village

Aceh has a lot of local culture and wisdom, one of interesting culture to see is Lubuk Tourism Village. The village is located 20 kilometers from Banda Aceh. The interesting things in this village is the old Acehnese houses are still well preserved by local community. This fairly old house has its own ancient design. These Aceh traditional house can be seen in the origin place where other place in Banda Aceh is very rare to find. Only some village in Aceh Besar regency still have it.

26. Hiking Perkison Mount

Parkinson is a mount in Leuser National Park, Southeast Aceh. Parkinson is another mount to hike in Leuser National Park where you can easily meet the primates and horn bill on the way. Besides of hiking the mount, you can also trekking where you can start trekking at Lawe Harun village. the journey will take more than 7 days. You can also see a huge flower of Rafflessia on the trail. Upon arrival on the top of the mountain, you can see the great view of green forest and Kutacane.

27. Visit the Baiturrahman Grand Mosque

Baiturrahman Grand Mosque was built by Sultan Iskandar Muda in 1612. In 1873 during colonialism, the Dutch burned the mosque several times. A few later, in 1877 the Dutch rebuilt the mosque to attract the attention and to reduce the anger of Acehnese people. Now the mosque is symbol of religious and struggle of Acehnese People and also a pride of Acehnese. In 2015, the green grass yard renovated, replaced by marble floor with 12 electric giant umbrellas and it completed in 2017. In 2016, Baiturrahman Grand Mosque won the title of “Best Travel Attractions” in the National Halal Tourism Competition and World Halal Tourism Competition in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

28. Playing Golf in Seulawah Golf Course

Seulawah Golf Course is one of golf course in Aceh located near the Lhoknga Beach. The golf course has 9 holes golf where 18 other holes still under development. The golf offer beautiful picturesque of lake, ocean view, hill and green lush. The golf course can be reached about 30 minutes by car. This golf course is a great place to practice the swing or enjoy the playing golf with friend.

29. Hiking Seulawah Mount

Seulawah Mount is an active volcano located between Aceh Besar regency and Pidie Regency or approximately 70 kilometers from Banda Aceh. This mount has an altitude 1.800 meters above sea level offer natural beauty. Seulawah Mountain is one of the nice mount for hiking. Many student who love the nature hike this mount with the slope of 70 degrees, To reach the top of the mount, the hikers can start from Saree and enter the Pintu Rimba. On the way you will see huge trees and unique green forests. Upon the top the hikers will find a monument that say P.137 which is mean you already reached the top and you can feel the beautiful nuances. To climb the mount it will take approximately 6 hours and 3 hours descend.

30. Explore Nice Mangrove Forest in Langsa

Mangrove Forest in Langsa is one of eco-tourism in Aceh. This forest is located in Kuala Langsa or approximately 5 kilometers from Langsa City. This forest has an area of 8,000 hectares and planted 38 kind of mangroves. Many international tourists and researchers come here to research mangrove diversity. With the wooden bridge built through the forest, you can see the beauty of the forests.

31. Enjoy Seafood in Lamnyong

Lamnyong Seafood Corner is the seafood culinary center in Banda Aceh. There are many seafood restaurant lined along the street offer fine grilled seafood such as grilled reef fish, shrimp and cuttlefish. You will enjoy the typical Acehnese grilled fish which is very delicious with its spicy and sour soy sauce. The reef fish are very varied such as grouper, giant trevally, pomfret and many other reef fish that still fresh.

32. Play with the children in Rusa Park

Taman Rusa is a family tourism park located in Lam Tanjong Village, Sibreh District, Aceh Besar Regency or about 15 minutes from Banda Aceh city. This park offer the beautiful view of nature where the family can see many deer and other animal. The park is also equipped with various children’s playing facilities such as pools with different size, water bicycle, fishing pond and other. The park has restaurant where you can have variety of delicious food. This park is one of a great family tourist attractions in Aceh.

33. Have a nice water slide game at Wahana Impian Kuta Malaka

Wahana Impian Kuta Malaka is a theme water park located in Aceh Besar Regency. It was built on 5 hectares land on 2013 and officially opened in 2014. The location is strategically between the hills make the place offer beautiful view of natural tourism and artificial attractions. In this water park has the adult and children pools for swimming and long water slides about 96 meters and 25 meters high. There is also a restaurant to enjoy delicious food after the enjoy water activities.

34. Enjoy the Sunset & Beuatiful Landscape at Gurutee Sea Canyon

Geurutee is a mountain in Aceh, the top this peak has amazing view. Geurutee is part of Ulu Masen Forest which is known as one of the forests supplying the oxygen to the world. Gurutee Sea Canyon offer a great panorama of Indian Ocean where you can see vast expanse of blue sea, there are also a cluster of small islands and the exotic white sand beaches. There are many food stall and cafés here where you can have a coconut drink. Around the peak can also be found the monkeys and if you are lucky you will see Siamang monkey, the big black monkey that very tame. When the evening, you can watch the dramatic sunset view that truly amazing.

35. Visit Tsunami Museum

Tsunami in Aceh on last December 2004 has left bitter impression for Aceh people. To remember the deadliest tragedy of tsunami and earthquake in Aceh that killed more than 240.000 people, the government built the tsunami museum and it was inaugurated in 2008. There are two floors, the first floor has several rooms namely the tsunami showroom, pre-tsunami room and post-tsunami room. You can see many pictures of tsunami, tsunami trace artifacts and dioramas. The second floor contains earthquake and tsunami learning center in form of libraries, 4D rooms and many others. 

36. Visit Aceh State Museum

Aceh State Museum is one of the oldest museum in Indonesia located in the center of Banda Aceh city. The museum established in 1915 in the form of Acehnese Traditional House. The museum was originally used as the Dutch colonial exhibition as showcased Acehnese artefacts. Today the museum has many collections since it returned back to Banda Aceh and had rehabilitate in 1974 and built new buildings consist of exhibition room, conference hall, laboratory, library and an office. The collections in the museum can be seen including the house hold items used in past, archaeological items, flora and fauna from Aceh, ethnographic items, stone and minerals from Aceh, Old manuscripts, Acehnese ceramic, coins and seal from kingdom of Aceh, historic paintings, wooden Islamic prayer beads, wooden qur’an stand, the gift items to Aceh Kingdom from many kingdoms including the Cakra Donya Big Bell gift from Emperor Yongle handed by Admiral Cheng Ho to Sultan of Samudra Pasai and it becomes a symbol of Aceh and China friendships since the 15th century and many other collections.

37. Take a Swim at Ie Suum Hot Spring

Ie Suum Hot Spring is located in Ie Suum Village, Masjid Raya District, Aceh Besar Regency approximately 40 minutes driving from Banda Aceh. The hot spring is coming from the volcanic mount of Seulawah. From the slops of the mount, the hot water spring flows into a small river. The water also flows to the pool where the visitors can take a swim and sauna. You are also presented with a very beautiful of natural view and green jungle.

38. Caving at Guha Tujoh

Guha Tujoh or Seven Cave is a cave located in Laweung, Muara Tiga District, Pidie Regency. The cave is precisely on rock mountains. Initially, the cave consisted of 28 caves which had 7 main entrance. But the entrance now only 4 where other can’t be entered anymore. Many visitors try to measure how long this cave, but they were fail because no one know where this cave ends.  

39. Take a tour to Lut Tawar Lake

Laut Tawar Lake is a popular tourist attractions in Central Aceh and become a tourism icon. The lake has an area of 5.472 hectares with a length of 17 kilometers and width of 3,2 kilometers. Laut Tawar Lake offers a beautiful panorama of nature. It’s surrounded the panorama of the hills. The hills with green forest that still very natural and home to number of rare animals such as pangolins, porcupines, gibbons, deer and jungle cats. It is very good to have a tour to go around the lake which is one of the tourist destinations in central Aceh.

40. Visit Indra Patra Fortress

Indra Patra Fort is one of the fort in Aceh and it is a witness of the golden age of Hindu Kingdom in Aceh before Islam arrived. This fort is located in Ladong village, Masjid Raya district, Aceh Besar Regency precisely near the beach. Later the fort was taken by Sultan Iskandar Muda which was from Islamic Kingdom of Aceh to defend from Portuguese attacked in Malacca Strait. The fort consists of a main fort measuring 4.900 meters square and other 3 fortress. 2 of the fortress had been destroyed.

41. Have a nice agro tour at Gayo Highland

Gayo Highlands is located in Central part of Aceh consisting three regency namely Bener Meriah, Gayo Lues and Central Aceh. The region is very famous as one of the best Arabica coffee producer namely Gayo Arabica Coffee and has been exported to many countries in the world. The region has cold temperature. Besides the region is one of productive region and produce many kinds of fruits and vegetable and send it to other region in Aceh. Gayo Highland is now popular as agro tourism destinations in Aceh where you can see the coffee plantation and other kinds of plantation. You can also pick the coffee bean with farmers and have a nice coffee in the plantation area offer by local people. This such a tour is popular in this region. You can also see the pineapple plantation, sugar cane plantation and many others.

42. Elephant Safaris at Teunom & Sampoiniet, Aceh Jaya

There are elephant conservation in Teunom & Sampoiniet, Aceh Jaya which the purpose of minimalize the conflict between human and the elephants. At this time, the place is open for the tourist who love to see the elephants. In this conservation, the tourists are allowed to have elephant safari where you can go deep into jungle and learn about the elephant and it habitat. You are also allowed to bathe the elephant in the river. The places is located approximately 3 hours from Banda Aceh and can be reached by car.

43. Watching the Turtle at Banyak Islands Turtle Conservation

Watching the turtle at Banyak Islands is one of amazing things to do in Aceh. You can go to Bangkaru Island, one of the island in Banyak Islands offer beautiful untouched jungle and pristine beaches where many turtles lying eggs. There are many kinds of turtles including Green Turtles, Leatherback Turtles, Hawksbill Turtles. Almost every night all year around the turtles lay eggs. Besides, Bangkaru offer gorgeous beaches with fantastic wave for surfing especially in Amandangan Beach.

44. Try the Off-Road to Western Coast & Eastern Coast

Aceh is one of best place for off-road adventure. There is off-road federation in Aceh who held the event in Aceh. Jungle in Aceh with the extreme trail offer fantastic off-road adventure tour. You can explore both western coast of Aceh forests and Eastern Coast of Aceh forests. This will be one of amazing adventure for adventurous travelers.

45. Observe the Wild Life in Leuser

Leuser National Park is one of the largest park in Indonesia and it home to many endanger wild life. With an area of 850.000 hectares the park represents the whole rain forest ecosystems from swampy areas to highlands. This park become a research center of wild life. There are also various kinds of primates, mammals, insects, birds and colorful butterflies. You can observe wild animal in this park such as Orangutans, Rhinos, Elephant, Tigers, Thomas Leaf Monkey, Gibbon, hornbill, Magpie Robin and many others.

Top Beautiful destinations & Must-Visited Tourist Attractions in Aceh

Aceh become the place where the tourist can interact with the community and the nature closely. By this article we are Safari Wisata International provide the information about things to do in Aceh and other related information of places of interest, travel guide, activities and the attractions by its uniqueness to invite the tourists to visit and explore the beauty of Aceh Tourism.

Top 30 Things to do in Banyak Islands – Attractions & Travel Guide to Pulau Banyak, Aceh Singkil

Discover the best things to do in Banyak Islands. Pulau Banyak or Banyak Islands is a group of islands part of Aceh Singkil Regency, Aceh Province, Indonesia. It consists of 99 islands the local said, but it is actually 71 islands. The islands offers breathtaking natural scenery. Surfing, diving, kayaking and fishing are among the most popular things to do in Banyak Islands. Besides offerning world class kayaking & surfing spots, there are numerous endanger species of turtles to see such as green turtle and hawksbill turtles.

How to get to Banyak Islands

To get to Banyak Islands, you may have to reach Singkil first either from Banda Aceh or Medan. If you depart from Banda Aceh you can take a night bus in Batoh Terminal or Lueng Bata Terminal. You may also book a transport from us. the journey will take approximately 13 hours and along the way you may stop at many interesting places in western coast of Aceh such as Lhoknga Beach, Gurutee Sea Canyon, Pasie Saka Beach, Ujung Serangga Beach and many others.

Upon arrival to Singkil, you may take a ferry at Pulau Sarok Port leave Tuesday at 10.00 a.m and Friday at 14.00 p.m with the transfer time about 4 hours. the schedule sometimes change without prior notice depends on many conditions. You may also hire the speed boat if you are in rush.

Banyak Islands Tour Packages

Pulau Banyak or Banyak Islands has fantastic blue clear beaches, perfect snorkeling spots, pristine jungles with endemic flora and fauna and a calm tourist destinations. Eco-tourism now being develop in Banyak Islands. There are a lots of hidden paradise in Banyak Islands continuing attract more and more tourist to visit. If you are looking for a private special tour package to Banyak Islands, here we provide you the combination tour packages:

We also provide the fishing tour to Banyak Islands, check the itinerary below:

The tourist attractions in Banyak Islands consists of dozens of small islands. Among the most beautiful island often visited are Tailana Island, Palambak Island, Tuanku Island, Asok Island, Malelo Island, Bangkaru Island, Sikandang Island, Balai Island, Rangit Island and Lambudang Island. Banyak Islands is also one of the sea turtles conservation with various species. Can’t wait to explore the island, here are the travel guide and top things to do in Banyak Islands:

Top Things to do in Weh Island – Best Tourist Attractions & Travel Guide to Pulau Weh, Aceh, Indonesia

Discover top things to do in Weh Island and best sightseeing when you are on vacation in this island. Weh Island is one of the best place to visit and an island full with natural beauty in Aceh Province, Indonesia which is become most popular tourist destination and it’s also known as one of the best place to dive in Indonesia. The island offer clear sea waters and beautiful beaches. Sabang is the capital of Weh Island. Weh Island is a beautiful place to visit, the island consists of five islands namely Klah Island, Rondo Island, Rubiah Island, Seulako Island and Weh Island as the biggest one. The island offers various places of interest that you can visit during your vacation to this island.

Life on Weh Island is safer, more relaxed and you will spend more time admiring the nature, beautiful Blue Ocean, beautiful underwater world and the people are very friendly. Weh Island is also known as Sabang Island, just 45 minutes transfer by fast ferry from Banda Aceh. There are plenty of activities you can do while on vacation to this island ranging from exploring the beautiful nature to having fresh seafood on Rubiah Island. The best part is to stay longer and explore more and more the natural beauty.

To get to Sabang, you can book a flight ticket served by Air Asia from Kuala Lumpur to Sultan Iskandar Muda International Airport in Blang Bintang, Aceh Besar, which is the main gateway to visit Weh Island. The airport is about 21 kilometers from Ulee Lheue Ferry Port to Sabang and it takes approximately 35 minutes driving from the airport. There are also domestic flights you can book from major cities in Indonesia such as Medan and Jakarta with served by many airlines such as Garuda Indonesia, Citilink, Batik Air and Lion Air.

From Sultan Iskandar Muda International Airport to Ulee Lheue Ferry Port, you can book a transport from us, we are Safari Wisata International providing the transport services both pick-up and drop off option and rental car. You can send us the inquiries or booking to our WhatApp: +6285360131941 or Email us to :, You may check the rates below:


You may also book a day tour or trip if you have time and want to see several interesting places in Banda Aceh, here is the day tour and trip we offer for you:

Check also: Top Things to do in Banda Aceh, Aceh – Indonesia

Besides the transport services and day trips, we also providing the tour package, fishing tour, surfing trip and diving trip. Check the webs and itinerary below:

Travelling to Weh Island is like a different journey and impressing you on a unique and exciting experience. Here are travel guide & top things to do in Weh Island, Check out the tourism activities and tourist attractions in Weh Island below:

Top 10 Most Popular Things to do in Weh Island, Aceh, Indonesia

  1. Scuba Diving and Explore the fantastic dive sites

Weh Island is a small island at the northernmost of Sumatra Island which has the best diving spots in Southeast Asia. For many visitors, the underwater world is the main attraction. Sabang offers a beautiful underwater world rich in coral reefs and marine life. You are easily seeing the parrot fish, manta rays, eagle rays, moray eels and many others. Here you will have the opportunity to dive in some stunning dive spots from shallow diving to wreck diving. The Indian Ocean in the east and the Pacific Ocean in the west both contribute to the diversity of marine life. The underwater visibility is always good, usually about 25 meters and rarely below 15 meters and good dives over the year. At the end of September, the water become cooler and the big creatures will come such as the whale shark. You can also diving in the Tokong Dive Spot which is known as the world’s sea eel capital. There are plenty of sea eel or moray with various species but the spot has strong current. Weh Island is also a great place for deep dive, Rickmers Wreck is a 134 meter long World War II cargo ship located at a depth of 37 meters. The deepest part of the wreck at a depth of about 60 meters offer abundant rare sea creatures. By diving on this island, you will think every time you go diving elsewhere, you will always think about how good it is about diving on Pulau Weh. There are many diving spots in Weh Island namely Limbo Gapang Diving Spot, Batee Dua Dive Site, Batee Meuroron, North Rubiah, Arus Paleh, Seulako Driff, Seulako Cave, Batee Tokong, Shark Plateau, Sabang Wreck, Volcano, Batee Meuduro, Shopie Rickmers Wreck, Sumur Tiga, Lhong Angen, Rondo Island, Batee Gla and Anoe Itam. If you want to dive in Weh Island, we offer a diving package for you. You may check our website below and find out Aceh diving post and diving package:

2. Snorkeling in many best snorkeling spots in Weh Island

Snorkeling is one of the best things to in Pulau Weh. This snorkeling activities of one a must do. There are many snorkeling shop in Teupin Layeu Iboih or in Gapang rent snorkeling equipment. The famous snorkeling spots here are Rubiah Sea Garden and Gapang. Rubiah Sea Garden has conservation sea area of 2,600 hectares offer attractive natural beauty. In this Rubiah Marine Park has many snorkeling spots, one of the famous one is just in front of Rubiah Island in the southern part. To reach the island, the nearest place is Iboih Beach. You can rent the glass bottom boat and it will bring you to explore several best snorkeling spot and drop you off to Rubiah Island. if you want to take a photos with hundreds of fish, we recommend you to buy a feeding which is a boiled noodle selling in Rubiah Island. You can feed it to the fish and it will come hundreds of fish very close to you.

3. Seeing the Dolphins Attraction

You can watch dolphin attractions directly from the boat on Weh Island. This attraction offer truly amazing experience for you. There are some places you can see the dolphins in Weh Island. if you are lucky, you will see more than 30 dolphins swimming. The dolphins comes at a certain time usually in the morning and in the evening. Are you happy to dozens of dolphins in Pulau Weh! We provide the special package for you:

4. Ride a Jet Ski

There are many exciting holiday activities in Sabang. This will provide a holiday experience in Sabang by riding a jet ski in the middle of the sea. The jet ski activity in Sabang is need to be accompanied by an instructor. Not all location in Sabang can be used as a location for jet skiing. Sea waters that can be used for jet ski must have a tranquil sea wave and no people snorkeling around. In addition, traffic must be safe from large vessel traffic. The suitable place for jet skiing on Weh Island are in front of Rubiah Island, Paradiso Beach and Sumur Tiga Beach.

5. Yachting around the Island

Weh Island is the perfect place for yachting. To enhance international tourists, the Sabang Marine Festival (SMF) or Sabang Yacht Club is one of the yacht tour festival that is becoming a trend every year held by the authorities of Sabang. Not only during the festival, the yachter can visit and open daily to visit Weh Island. The government has also provided the Marina Port for yachts located in Lhok Weng, Sabang.

6. Watching the Whale Shark

Another great things to do in Weh Island besides watching the dolphin attraction is watching spectacular whale shark attraction. This is the number one tourist attractions in Weh Island. Swim with the whale shark with the length of 7-10 meters. The whale shark can usually be seen in the Sabang area within the first two months depending on the growth of planktons and migration patterns. The Whale Shark is the largest fish and including to the group of sharks (Rhincodontypus). Even the large animal, this fish are known to be tame to humans. The whale shark movement is very slow of 5 kilometers per hour. This whale Shark is determined to be exposed or vulnerable to extinction.

7. Fishing in one of the top 5 fishing spots in the world namely Rondo Island

Fishing spots on Weh Island are scattered around the island such as Rondo Island, Meuduro, Klah Island and Anoe Itam. One of the world’s best fishing spot is Rondo Island located in the Andaman Sea. Fishing is the best activity on Pulau Weh that will give you unique experience. You can use all fishing technique here. Ruby Snapper will give you a strong resistance when you hook up. If you are fishing with jigging techniques, Dog Tooth Tuna and Yellow Fin Tuna are interested in your metal jig lure. The use of metal jigs greatly affects the fishing results. The metal jigs size of 60-100 grams of blue and red are the best to attract the Tuna gangs. The use of metal jig is adapted to the underwater currents, so the metal jig does not sink to the bottom. There is one of the most popular spot on Rondo Island and this place is great for fishing with big boat. You will catch Giant Trevally, Giant Grouper, Dog Tooth Tuna, Marlin or Sailfish, Yellow Fin Tuna to the big Dogtooth. You want to try fishing the giant trevally. Book a fishing package from us:

8. Riding around the Island & Trekking

Find a variety of activities besides snorkeling and diving on Weh Island. you can try exploring further this beautiful island with Riding the motorcycle around the island. The nature of Sabang also offers a variety of interesting flora and fauna and you can enjoy it with trekking. When you ride the motorbike you will be touched by the fresh air of the tropical jungle. You will also see the nature and the Blue Ocean while on a motorcycle. Sabang has a very attractive green landscape as well as the hospitality of its people who will sincerely help you if you do not know the way. on Your way to explore this island with motorcycle, you can stop and take a break at the coffee shop and enjoy a cup of special Acehnese Coffee. When you travel to Sabang city, you will find some of the Japanese fortress and other historical relics. To rent the motorbike, you can rent it either in Iboih or Balohan Harbor.

9. Kayaking in the wonder beauty of Rubiah Island

There are several interesting beaches around Sabang that can be explored with kayak. Kayaking or canoeing is one of the activities that can be done on Weh Island. you can explore by kayak from Iboih Beach to Rubiah Island or you can also explore the surrounding Rubiah Island with kayak. Don’t forget to wear the life jacket for safety.

10. Swimming in Splendid Beaches in Weh Island

Sabang is famous for its marine tourism. Many foreign tourists come to enjoy the beauty of Sabang. One of the best activities to enjoy the natural beauty is swimming in many splendid beaches in Weh Island. Are you happy swimming with hundreds of fish! The stunning natural scenery, white sand beaches and blue clear water are in front of your eyes. The beaches in Sabang that you can swim are Teupin Layeu Beach, Rubiah Island Beach, Gapang Beach, Teupin Reudeup Beach, Pasir Putih Beach and Three Wells Beach or Sumur Tiga Beach. the beaches is good with small waves. The water is very clear like an in huge aquarium and you can see freely the fish swimming.

Best Sightseeing & Tourist Attractions in Weh Island, Aceh

  1. Rubiah Sea Garden

Rubiah Island with its marine park, Rubiah Sea Garden, offers a magnificent underwater beauty and spectacular tourist spot on Rubiah Island. Rubiah Island is the name of a famous person called Cut Nyak Rubiah who was buried in Rubiah Island. at this time, many people come to Rubiah Island to explore the marine park and enjoying the beauty of it. Snorkeling is one best things to do to enjoy the beauty of the marine park or you can also rent a glass bottom boat and you can see the beautiful underwater through the glass bottom like in a huge aquarium. In this marine park is also perfect place for marine biota research site and there are at least 15 protected marine biota species here. You will find a variety of tropical fish species such as angle fish, giant shell, lion fish, and various colorful reef fish. There are also various types of coral reefs that you can see. This place is the best place for diving activities especially for the beginners. Exploring the marine park, there are many activities you can do including swimming, snorkeling, exploring the beach, kayaking, diving and you can take pictures with hundreds of colorful fish. Travelers may spend a lot of time here. To rent snorkeling equipment, you can rent it on Iboih Beach or in Rubiah Island also available. If you are planning to spend time vacation on this island and enjoy the snorkeling and swimming with hundreds of fish, we offer you a special package:

2. Iboih Beach

Iboih Beach or also known as Teupin Layeu Beach, is located west of Sabang Island, about 40 minutes from Balohan Port which is a port where you get off the ferry from Banda Aceh. Iboih Bach is a small heaven in Aceh with more relaxed atmosphere. There is a tropical protected forest with charming white sand beach. The Iboih is popular among the tourist which is the beauty of this beach is the main tourist destination in Weh Island. the tourists can also enjoy delicious fresh seafood. what you can do in Iboih Beach! here are the holiday guide on Iboih Beach:

  • Swimming

Swimming on Iboih Beach is the best things to do, with shallow sea water and clear water, you can see the seabed clearly.

  • Snorkeling

Snorkeling is the top things to do in Iboih Beach. you will see the beauty of marine life on this beach. without having to dive, you will see a lots of fish swim around you. You can rent the complete snorkeling equipment on this beach.

  • Diving

If you want to explore deeper, you can dive to see many protected fish species in Iboih. There are unique and beautiful coral reefs. You can book diving trips at the diving school at Iboih or you can also book a dive package with us:

  • Enjoying Seafood Culinary

You can enjoy fresh seafood on the beach, there are several seafood restaurant in Iboih, one of them is Babah Alue Restaurant. You can choose whatever fish you like to eat such as reef fish, squid and others.

  • Watching the Sunrise

Iboih Beach is one of the best beaches to see the sunrise on Pulau Weh. You can enjoy fresh air in the morning while watching the sunrise.

3. Sumur Tiga Beach

Sumur Tiga Beach or Three Wells Beach is a beautiful beach located in the village of Ie Meule, Sabang. The beach offers a panoramic view of a stunning white sand beach, coconut trees and clear crystal water. the beach is about 15 minutes from Sabang downtown. The beach is named Sumur Tiga as it has three fresh water wells located along the coast. You can snorkel and windsurfing here with calm water but windy. The white sand beach is very clean and very enchanting. Sumur Tiga is a beautiful beach on Pulau Weh and one of the best place for swim. The beach is also perfect place to see the sunset and sunrise. Sumur Tiga Beach keeps its own beauty in contrast to Iboih Beach, although the coral reefs here are less beautiful but there are many fishes in Sumur Tiga. There is a dive site in Sumur Tiga, the diving in Sumur Tiga begins in a sandy area withstrong currents. You can see the pelagic fish and if you are lucky you will see manta. you will also see various reefs, turtles, crabs and others.

4. Gapang Beach

Gapang Beach is quiet and tranquil place with white sandy beaches and shade trees along the beach. there are some accommodation with dive shop and restaurant. Gapang is one of the best tourist spots on Weh Island with a relaxed and tranquil feel. The beach becomes one of the favorite beaches for many European travelers located about 17 kilometers from Sabang Town. This beach offers many interesting activities to do. Diving and Snorkeling are the main activities offered on this beach. There are some dive shops you can book diving trips. The majority of visitors to this beach are from European, America and Australia. The beach is where some dive sites are popular with macro lovers just in front of the beach called Gapang House Reef dive site. In addition to diving and snorkeling on the beach, you can also take a swim in this beach with calm water.

5. Teupin Reudeup Beach

Teupin Reudeup is a beach in Sabang and sometimes tourists call it Kincir or Long Beach. the beach is located not far from Iboih Beach towards Zero Kilometer Indonesia Monument. The beach has beautiful white sandy beach and it very close to favorite diving spot and Seulako Island. you can also snorkeling on this beach. this is look more privacy and there are several diving resort here. To reach this beach, you can rent a motorbike in Iboih with six minutes journey or about 2,7 kilometers from Iboih Beach. if you are jogging in the morning towards the Zero Kilometers Monument, you can reach this beach within 15-20 minutes.

6. Anoi Itam Japanese Fort

Anoe Itam Japanese Fort is a historic building on Weh Island located in Anoi Itam Beach Area. The Japanese Fort was built between the year of 1942 – 1945 and used as a shelter for Japanese troops. The Japanese Troops landed in Sabang in 1942. There are a lot of Japanese Fortresses in the form of a cave. The Anoi Itam Japanese Fort with half of the building was made in the ground with the spy view on the enemy from the top of the hill. In this fort there is still a cannon weapon with a length of more than 3 meters. This Japanese Fort is one of famous fortress in Sabang between the other fortresses scattered in Sabang. Its location is close to one of beautiful beach. visitor who visit this fort, they will see stunning natural scenery including hills, huge trees and beautiful beaches. From the top of the hill and fort, the Malacca Strait can be seen clearly.

7. Pasir Putih Beach

Pasir Putih Beach or Payakeuneukai Beach is a beautiful beach located in Keuneukai with a soft white sands and the panorama surrounding area such as mountain views and jungle. The beach also offers clear sea water. in front of this beach, there is a very beautiful dive site, you will see many sharks such as thresher shark, white tip reef shark, black tip reef shark, grey reef shark and other sharks. Visiting this beach, you will enjoy beautiful and exotic beach atmosphere. This beach is one of the best beach to see the magnificent sunrise make this beach worth to visit.

8. Anoi Itam Beach

Anoe Itam Beach is a black sandy beach in Sabang, located 13 kilometers from Sabang city. Anoe Itam Beach may be the most distinctive beach with other beaches on Weh Island. its black sand contains high nickel mineral in its mineral composition. The beach is very exotic to visit. You will see the clear blue waters of the sea. On the beach there are several cafes and you can have a meal or coconut drink. You can also enjoy the underwater attraction by snorkeling on this beach. if you are lucky you will see the turtles.

9. Sarang Cave

Sarang Cave is a sea cave located at the edge of the protected forest hills in Iboih Village approximately 12 minutes driving from Iboih Beach. the cave is a nesting cave for wallets and bats, but remains a favorite tourist destination in Sabang. You can see beautiful natural scenery, sturdy cave walls, green lush and blue sea water. to reach the location, you must walk down the step. This becomes a soft trekking for you. To explore deeper inside of the cave, you can rent a boat at a cost of IDR 200.000 to see at the mouth of the cave. Only one cave can be entered by a bout inside and you can see many birds and bats.

10. Zero Kilometer Indonesia Monument

Zero Kilometer Indonesia is one of the best place to visit in Weh Island. the Zero Kilometer Indonesia Monument is a monument marking where Indonesia start from. This monument is approximately 1 hour driving from the center of Sabang town. One of the stunning things to do here is watching the sunset in the evening and enjoy the coconut drink that sells in the stalls around the monument. Some shops also sell original souvenirs from Sabang. The area of surrounding monument is a protected jungle. You will meet a wild monkey along the way and if you are lucky you will see endemic birds of Weh Island. in this monument, you can walk up the building and see the entire area from the top. At this time, you will see the new monument that has been renovated with an attitude of 43.6 meters. Tourists who visit Sabang will definitely visit this monument.

The top must-visited places and must-see in Weh Island

  • Seeing the Panorama of the Klah Island

Klah Island is an uninhabited small island, but there are various activities can be done in the island such as fishing, snorkeling and other tourism activities. The island is very small, but its natural beauty is very attractive with calm and peaceful atmosphere. For the fishing activity, you can fish the skipjack and snapper fish here. You can also snorkeling on Klah Island Beach that offer fantastic underwater attraction that is different from other beaches in Sabang. Generally, the travelers enjoy the beauty of this island from the top of the hills or the Klah Island View Point when you are heading to Iboih. Most of them stop a while here and taking a pictures.

  • Visit Ujong Kareung Beach

Ujong Kareung Beach is one of the beach in Sabang located at Ie Meule, Suka Jaya district, Sabang. This beach is a rock formation around the beach with its clear water. the landscape of Ujong Kareung is different than other beaches. The rock formation combined with Blue Ocean is very perfect for photography. if you want to swim, the waves on the beach are not too big. You can jump right into the sea. For those of you who are first time visit Sabang, it is worth for you to visit this beach.

  • Visit Pria Laot Waterfall

Pria Laot Waterfall is a natural tourist destination in Weh Island and the only waterfall on the island. the name of the waterfall comes from the village name where the waterfall is located in the village. At this waterfall, you can see the clear water and the unspoiled beauty of the forest. Sabang is not only rich in beautiful beaches but also offer the waterfall located about 12 kilometers from the center of Sabang city. There is a pool of about 10 square meters and you can swim here.

  • Seeing the Panoramic view of Aneuk Laot Lake

Aneuk Laot Lake is a lake located in the middle of Sabang city, Weh Island, which is the source of fresh water for the residents of Pulau Weh. Aneuk Laot Lake has a beautiful panorama that is perfect for photography. you can take a picture from the top of the I Love Sabang Monument. This lake with an area of about 37.5 hectares is an attraction for travelers with beautiful panoramic views and bluish water. the best time to enjoy the panoramic view of the lake is in the evening when the sun goes down. In addition, the green lush around the lake makes the panorama more dramatic.

  • Visit the Sabang Fair

Sabang Fair is a cultural park where the cultural events are held located near the beautiful beach. the Sabang fair also has a seaside park where you can enjoy the breeze in Gazebo or watching magnificent sunset. Sabang Fair is one of the best place to watch the sunset. Almost every day the location is full of local and foreign tourists. At the Sabang Fair you can also see Japanese bunker and Portuguese heritage canons line up along the Sabang Fair arena. Close to Sabang Fair, you can find the culinary center of Sabang Culinary Park where you can enjoy Sabang special cuisine here such as the popular Octopus satay.

  • Visit the Sabang Grand Mosque

The Grand of Babussalam is a great mosque in Sabang city located in the center of Sabang city. The mosque is a religious center of the Sabang majority Muslim community and also a tourist destination for worship while travelling to explore the beauty of Weh Island. The mosque was built in 1970 at initiated of Tgk Harun Ali who was the first Sabang mayor. The mosque is built with beautiful architecture of middle-east style.

  • Visit the I Love Sabang Monument

I Love Sabang Monument is a monument with ocean and lake of Aneuk Laot as backdrop. This monument is the first venue for new people arrivals in Sabang. Many tourist take pictures as an attractive place for travelers. The tourists visiting Sabang will definitely stop to take a photo together at the I Love Sabang Monument.

  • Visit Kasih Beach & Paradiso Beach

Kasih Beach is a white sandy beach that is very close to the center of the city. There are many things you can do at Kasih Beach such as playing at the beach with family, watching the sunset and walking around the beach with friends. Paradiso Beach is a beach adjacent to Kasih Beach. for those of you who are unsatisfied playing at Kasih Beach, you can also explore the beauty of Paradiso Beach. Along Paradiso Beach has several cafes that you can enjoy delicious cuisine.

  • Visit Marina Beach

Marina Beach is a beach equipped with a marina port for yacht. Usually in the event of Sabang Marine Festival or Sabang Yacht Club many yachts are coming to this Marina port. Not only during the events, you can also come here by yacht at other times you want if you want to sail around the island.

  • Visit Jaboi Volcano

Sabang also has an adventure tourist destination namely Jaboi Volcano. Jaboi Volcano is an active volcano located in Jaboi Village, approximately 15 kilometers from Sabang Town. This volcano is not too high or about 200 meters above sea level. At this mountain location there is a trekking route that adventurer can use. Jaboi Volcano is not in danger status, it is still permissible to visit this volcano. If the tourists come to this volcano, you will smell the sulfur that emerged from the crater of the mount. You can also see the flow of hot water containing sulfuric acid and sulfur around the crater.

Best Cuisine in Weh Island you should try

Sabang is famous for its beautiful marine tourism and beaches. In addition, the tourist can also have best cuisine with variety of dishes offer in Sabang. Here are some delicious dishes you can try on Weh Island while you are on vacation to this island:

  • Octopus Satay

Octopus Satay is one of the most popular cuisine in Sabang. You can enjoy this satay with pasta sauce of peanut sauce. The meat is chewy and usually the satay enjoyed with packed rice. You can enjoy this dishes at Sabang Culinary Park.

  • Jalak Noodle

Mie Jalak or Jalak Noodle is a noodle cooked with soup and then served with cuts of meat, bean sprouts and boiled eggs. These dishes are well-known among local and tourists.

  • Pingsun Noodle

Pingsun Noodle is noodle served with a variety of seafood such as squid, shrimp and fish. In addition to seafood, this dish is also served with vegetables.

  • Zero Kilometer Fruit Salad

Zero Kilometer Fruit Salad is a fruit salad made from various fruits, palm sugar, chili, peanut and sago palm fruit sauce. This fruit salad can be found at the Zero Kilometer Monument.

  • Fruit Salad Klah Island View Point

Fruit Salad Klah Island View Point is a fruit salad that you can enjoy in the street side stall to Iboih or just right in front of Klah Island or popular as Klah Island View Point. From this store we can see clearly Klah Island. This fruit salad is small slice of fruit served with special Acehnese sauce.

  • Mie Seudap

Mie Seudap is not an instant noodle brand of Mie Sedap, Mie Sedap is a noodle shop located at Perdagangan Street Sabang. This noodles are made from flour and eggs without preservatives. This delicious noodle are usually served with meat and celery and chicken soup as well.

  • Acehnese Noodle

Acehnese Noodle is a typical Acehnese Noodle dish. Thick yellow noodles mixed with beef or seafood like squid and crab.

  • Italian Pasta

You can enjoy excellent Italian pasta on Weh Island. This pasta is made using traditional recipes from the Emilian region. You can enjoy this Italian Pasta at Bixio Café. 

  • Seafood Grilled

The Seafood in Sabang is very tasty, the seafood is cooked with a barbecue then eaten with rice, vegetables and dipped the seafood into a typical Acehnese sauce. You can choose seafood such as snapper, grouper, squid and others. You can enjoy the seafood dishes at Iboih Beach or on Rubiah Island.

  • Acehnese Curry

The Acehnese Curry can be found in front of the Great Mosque of Sabang which offers Aceh’s special curry. This special curry should you try. You definitely be addicted to the taste.

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Top 34 Most Popular Things to Do in Banda Aceh, Indonesia – Travel Guide & Tourist Attractions in Banda Aceh

Discover top things to do in Banda Aceh, and best sightseeing when you are on vacation in Banda Aceh, Aceh, Indonesia. Banda Aceh is a capital of Aceh province, Indonesia, located in the northernmost of Sumatra Island. this city holds a lot of historical and cultural values that based on Islamic Sharia Law. However, the Hindu culture still had influence on Banda Aceh traditional ceremonies. Banda Aceh has interesting tourist objects. For the culture and historical tourist attractions you can visit namely Aceh State Museum, Baiturrahman Grand Mosque, Gunongan, Kerkhof Peucut and many other. Banda Aceh has also marine tourist destinations such as Ulee Lheue Beach, Ceureumen Beach and Alue Naga Beach. the marine tourism activities that you can do in that beaches are swimming, fishing and wind surfing.

Banda Aceh had fully recovered from tsunami and earthquake disaster on late December 2004 and brought many international aid such as Red Cross and NGO to helped many victims and recovered Aceh from the disaster. And at this time Aceh is recognized worldwide and inviting many tourist to come. There are many memorial tsunami heritage that still well preserved till now. The tsunami historical object in Banda Aceh that you can visit are Tsunami Museum, Stranded Floating Electricity Vessel PLTD Apung, Boat of Roof, Aceh Thank to The World Monument, Baiturrahim Mosque, Tsunami Mass Burial and many other.

How to get to Banda Aceh

To get to Banda Aceh, there are daily flight from Kuala Lumpur Malaysia served by Air Asia Sdn, Bhd to Sultan Iskandar Muda International Airport in Blang Bintang, Aceh Besar which is located approximately 17 kilometers from the center of Banda Aceh. There are also other international flight served by Malindo and Fire Fly from Penang Malaysia. If you are from Jakarta or Medan, there are domestic flights served by Garuda Indonesia, Citilink, Batik Air and Lion Air with 2 hours 50 minutes flying from Jakarta and 1 hour 5 minutes from Medan to Banda Aceh Airport.

Transport in Banda Aceh

If you need a transport to go for sightseeing in Banda Aceh city or need a pick up and drop off transport from Sultan Iskandar Muda Airport Banda Aceh to many destinations in Aceh such as Ulee Lheue Ferry Port, Lhoknga Surf Beach, Takengon, Singkil or Ketambe, we are Safari Wisata International Company provide you a transport both rental car and pick-up – drop off. You may check below the transportation service you may need with the cost list:

Half Day & One Day Trips

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As the main gateway to many enchanting tourist destinations in Aceh, Banda Aceh has many points of interest and things to do. You will many amazing & unique culture and interesting places. Here we invited you to see more points of interest, travel guide to Banda Aceh and Best things to do in Banda Aceh city.

Top 34 Most Popular Things to do In Banda Aceh & Popular Best Places to Visit in Banda Aceh, Aceh, Indonesia:

  1. Visit Baiturrahman Grand Mosque

Baiturrahman Great Mosque is a landmark and religious center in Aceh located in the middle of the city and become one of the most popular place to see. The mosque has beautiful architectures which combine Europe and Middle East Style. The mosque is one of the icons of Aceh region. Baiturrahman Grand Mosque is a symbol of religion, culture, spirit and struggle of Acehnese. The mosque built in 1612 during the reign of Sultan Iskandar Muda. But some people say the mosque built earlier in 1929 by Sultan Alaidin Mahmudsyah. The mosque had caught fire several times by Dutch during colonialism and rebuilt by Dutch in 1879 and completed in 1881 during the reign of Sultan Muhammad Daud Syah which is the last Sultan of Aceh. Nowadays the mosque become a landmark in Banda Aceh. The mosque was also survived from Tsunami and Earthquake in 2004 with little damage. Today the mosque has 7 union shaped domes, 8 minarets and 32 pillars. Now, the mosque has more beautiful sight like Nabawi mosque in Medina, Saudi Arabia. The expanse of green grass replaced by marble floor with 12 giant electric umbrellas and a pound built in front of yard.

  • Visit Tsunami Museum

Aceh Tsunami Museum is the historical tsunami disaster museum in Banda Aceh. The tsunami museum built to commemorate the horrific tsunami disaster on 26th December 2004 and the victims estimated more than 240.000 people. Aceh Tsunami Museum is located on Sultan Iskandar Muda Street, Banda Aceh and open daily from 9.00 to 12 and 14.00 to 16.00. the museum has several sections on the first floor including the main entrance that showing the darkness path with the water flow down the wall reminding of the devastation, videos played room that showing the tsunami disaster. The second floor are the educational, library, simulation room, 4D room and a souvenir shop.

  • Visit PLTD Apung Tsunami Monument

PLTD Apung was floating electricity vessel to support electricity to Banda Aceh city and the ship was pushed by the tsunami wave of about 4 kilometers from the Ulee Lheue Beach to the middle of Punge Blang Cut Village. At this time, it becomes the popular tsunami monument. The 63 meter long vessel was capable to produce the power of 10.5 megawatts. The vessel has a weight of 2,600 tons and no one imagines this vessel can move by the tsunami wave about 9 meter high to the middle of village. At this time, the tourist can walk up to the vessel and inside of the vessel has a museum where you can see the history of the boat and the tsunami.

  • Visit Stranded Boat on Roof

This Stranded Boat on Roof is the fishing boat that was stuck on house roof during the tsunami disaster on last December 2004. The tsunami wave on December 26, 2004 had carried a 20-ton fishing boat to above Mr. Misbah & Abassiah family house in Lampulo. The ship is 25 meters long and 5,5 meter wide and made by the wood. The ship has save a total of 59 peoples live on a wooden boat when the tsunami happened. Every day, there are the tourists from both domestic and foreign tourist visit this tsunami monument. 

  • Visit Baiturrahim Mosque

Baiturrahim Mosque is a mosque located close to Cermin beach Ulee Lheue area which is a witness to the power of tsunami destruction in 26th December 2004. The tsunami waves at about more than 10 meters high wave hit the mosque but it still remained standing among the ruin surrounding building. Baiturrahim Mosque was built around 17th century and one of the legacy of Aceh Sultanate.

  • Visit Ulee Lheue Tsunami Mass Burial

Uluee Lheue Tsunami Mass Burial or Meuraxa Tsunami Grave yard is the tsunami mass grave located in the former Meuraxa Hospital complex which had been destroyed by the tsunami and earthquake in 2004. The Ulee Lheue Tsunami Mass Grave in every 26th December, the people of Aceh especially the family of victims come to pray. In this graveyard, there are 14,264 tsunami victims buried. The grave is located on Sultan Iskandar Muda Street, Meuraxa District, Banda Aceh. Not so far from Ulee Lheue ferry harbor. 

  • Visit Aceh State Museum

Aceh State Museum is cultural and Acehnese heritage museum that keep various historical items and antiques. The Museum built resemble a traditional Acehnese house in form of a stilt house a high as 9 feet above the ground. The building is more than 200 meter square. The pillars of this house made from selected types of hardwood with the total 44 pillars. Aceh State Museum is one of the oldest museum in Indonesia established in 1915. Today the museum collects various items such as archaeological items, ethnographic items, old manuscripts, historic painting, traditional household items, kingdom’s item and many others.

  • Fishing at Buro Islet

Buro Islet is the very small island about 10 miles from Banda Aceh. This fishing spot is a good spot for angle to catch various kinds of fish such as grouper, trevally and tuna.

  • Visit The Cemetery of Syiah Kuala

Syiah Kuala Grave is the tomb of Aceh’s Great Moslem Scholar & Leaders in the Sultan Iskandar Muda era. Syiah Kuala is the popular name of Teungku Syekh Abdurrauf As Singkily, a large-scale Acehnese Iternational Ulama. He was born in Singkil in 1615 and studied for 19 years in Egypt, Mecca and Medina. He died in Banda Aceh in 1693, buried near the estuary (Kuala in Acehnese). It was the name of the place that was sown on him with the nickname “Sheikh in Kuala”.

  1. Having a Seafood at Lamnyong Seafood Culinary Center

Lamnyong is famous seafood culinary center in Banda Aceh. The most popular dishes is grilled fish. You can choose the reef fish you like such as grouper, snapper and many other. Besides, the squid and shrimp also available. The grilled fish serve with Acehnese traditional sauce and delicious.

  1. Visit Peucut War Memorial of Kerkhoff (Dutch Cemetery)

Kerkhoff Peutjut Cemetery is a Dutch’s soldier cemetery who died during the Acehnese Peucut War. There was more than 2.200 Dutch soldiers were buried in this grave yard including General Kohler. At this time, the place become a tourist attractions in Banda Aceh especially the Dutch tourists. As we may know, the Acehnese people were very determined against the Dutch colonial. This Kerkhoff is become a historical evidence. This Kerkhoff Dutch Grave is the largest overseas Dutch military cemetery located in Banda Aceh. In Dutch history, the Aceh War was the most bitter war experience more than Napoleon War.

  1. Visit Sultan Iskandar Muda Tomb

Sultan Iskandar Muda was Aceh’s King of Aceh Darussalam Kingdom who brought Aceh reached its golden age era. Aceh Kingdom was the fifth largest Islamic Kingdom in the world in 16th century ago. Sultan Iskandar Muda was known as a fair king, including to his own family. One of his son named Meurah Pupok was beheaded in front of public because he made serious mistake. The Sultan Iskandar Muda Tomb is located near Krueng Daroy river, close to Governor residence or adjacent to Aceh State Museum.

  1. Seeing the Thanks to the World Monument

Aceh Thanks to the World Monument is the monument in the form of gratitude from the people of Aceh to the volunteers, NGO, International Institution and the countries who have participated in reconstructed Aceh after the Tsunami and Earthquake disaster in 2004. The monument is located strategically in Blang Padang Square Park precisely in the center of the city and very close to many other tourist destinations such as Seulawah RI 001 Monument, Kerkhoff Peucut and Tsunami Museum. The main of this monument in the form of 5 building resemble waves with the inscription. There are also placards can be found along jogging track with a total of 53 placards made in the shaped of like a half of ship’s body sank. In the placards wrote a message of “Thank You & Peace” with the flag of the countries that help Aceh during the tsunami. The message in the placards wrote in various official language of the countries.

  1. Visit Seulawah RI 001 Monument

Seulawah RI 001 Monument was the first Indonesia aircraft donate by Acehnese people in struggling against the Dutch and later become forerunner of the Garuda Indonesia Airways. The Monument is located in Blang Padang Square Park close to Tsunami Museum. This monument was erected with the aim of commemorating the resistance of Acehnese people against the Dutch in 1948. This aircraft monument was a Dakota DC-3 type aircraft with the length of 19.66 meters and 28,96 meters wingspan which can fly up to speeds of 346 km/hr. at that time, the RI 001 had a role in transported the weapons and ushering the journey of Indonesia’s first president Mr. Soekarno in raising spirit of the struggle.

  1. Visit Kandang Meuh Burial Ground

Kandang Meuh Grave is an ancient tomb complex located on Jalan Sultan Alauddin Mahmudsyah No. 12 Banda Aceh. The grave buried the kings who ruled of Sultanate of Aceh Darussalam and their relatives. According to the board, on the left, the tombs included the princess of Raja Anak Bulu Hulu King, Sultan Alaudin Mahmudsyah (1760-1764) and Tuanku Zainal Abidin and other’s Sultan’s families. On the right side, Pocut Rumoh Geudong or Meurah Limpah or Pocut Lamseupeung (Consort of Sultan Alaiddin Ibrahim Mansur Syah), Pocut Sri Banun (daughter of Sultan Alaiddin Ibrahim Mansur Syah), Sultan Alaiddin Ibrahim Mansur Syah (1857-1870), Sultan Alaiddin Jauhar Alam Syah or Sultan Husein (1795-1824), Putro Bineu or Pocut Meurah Di Awan (mother of Sultan Alaiddin Jauhar Alam Syah), Tuanku Prince Husein (Son of Sultan Alaiddin Ibrahim Masur Syah and Commander of Aceh Fleet. Tuanku Zainal Abidin (Commander of the Aceh Darussalam Sultanate during Sultan Alaiddin Ibrahim Mansur Syah and father of the last Sultan of Aceh, Sultan Alaiddin Muhammad Daud Syah.

  1. Visit Pendopo Governor Complex

Pendopo or Meuligoe is the former Dutch’s governor residence and today it’s the official residence of the Governor of Aceh. This building was built on the remains of the Sultanate of Aceh in 1880. This building was initiated by Lieutenant Karel Van Der Heijen who at that time served as the Dutch Military and Civil Commander in Aceh (1877-1881). This building can still be seen and functioned as the Residence of Governor of Aceh.

  1. Visit the Grave of King Reubah

According to the history, Raja Reubah was a traveler from Malaya who came to Aceh then married with a cousin of Sultan Iskandar Muda. This historical grave is visited by some Malaysian tourist to see the history of it. The grave is located in Lamlagang Village Banda Aceh.

  1. Visit Gunongan

Gunongan is mountain miniature with labirins inside built by Sultan Iskandar Muda for his beloved queen named Princess of Putroe Pahang from Pahang, Malaysia. The building is the rectangular building resembling a flower and three-storey with a crown-shaped in the main level. It was built in the 16th century located in Jl. Merapi No. 37 Banda Aceh.

  1. Visit Putro Phang Park

Putroe Phang Park is a park made for Empress of Sultan Iskandar Muda named Putroe Phang which means Princess of Pahang, who was from Pahang, Malaysia. The park is located at the city center of Banda Aceh.

In this park is often held the Art & Music Weekend Show where you can see a variety of art performances ranging from music to various kinds of dance including the traditional dances.

  • Visit Tsunami Education Park

Tsunami Education Park is a tsunami education park built to give the information and tsunami education related to tsunami and earthquake. The park has an area of 4500 square meters located in Punge Blang Cut Village close to PLTD Apung Stranded Ship, Banda Aceh. You can see the tsunami historical records here and photos of the tsunami in Aceh in the last of December 2004.

  • Visit Bugis King’s Burial Ground

Bugis King’s Burial is located in front of Aceh State Museum. It reflects the long and best relationship between Aceh Kingdom and Bugis Kings which was from Celebes Island.

  • Visit the Grave of King Jalil

Raja Jalil is said to be grandfather to Sultan Iskandar Muda who ruled Aceh Kingdom in 1607-1636 and his father is Sultan Alauddin Riayat Shah Al-Qahar who ruled in 1539-1571.

  • Visit Alue Naga Beach

Alue Naga is a one kilometer long black sand beach in Banda Aceh. The beach is really calm with a great view. You can see the remains destroyed area surrounding.

  • Visit Syiah Kuala Beach

Syaih Kuala Beach is another black sand beach located in the northern part of Banda Aceh. The beach is normally visited by local people and playing with kids in this beach. along the way to this beach you will see a flat area overgrown by mangrove which was the area that destroyed by the tsunami in 2004.

  • Having nice Acehnese Traditional Dishes & Curry in Hasan Restaurant or Lem Bakri Restaurant

In Banda Aceh you can have variety of Acehnese Traditional Foods. Acehnese cuisine is always refer to the using herbs. Ayam Tangkap is a popular cuisine in Banda Aceh which is fried chicken with leaf of traditional herbs that produced very nice flavor.

  • Visit Ceureumen Beach

Ceureumen or Cermin Beach is the black sand beach in Banda Aceh located in Ulee Lheue area. Many local visitors with family visit this beach during afternoon and crowded during weekend. They come for marine activities such a swimming, sunset sightseeing, and other recreational activities. The beach is located approximately 7 kilometers from Banda Aceh city center

  • Visit Aceh Market

Aceh Market was exist since 1965 located on the Perdagangan Street built during Dutch era. At this time the Aceh Market has modern and traditional market where you can get both traditional items or modern items.

  • Visit Blang Padang Square

Blang Padang Square is open space and the center for community activities, ceremonies and to relax and exercise. There are the jogging tracks, volley court, basketball court, tennis court and others

  • Having Special Culinary at REX

REX is open space restaurant located strategically in the center of Banda Aceh and very close to many tourist attractions in Banda Aceh. The place is also close to various popular hotel. REX is serving variety of foods and beverages usually during night time.

  • Visit Baitul Musyahadah Mosque

Baitul Musyahadah Mosque is unique mosque in Banda Aceh with the dome shape of a Traditional Acehnese Hat called Kupiah Meukeutop. The mosque also known as Kupiah Meukeutop Mosque.

  • Enjoy the Sunset at Ulee Lheue Beach

Ulee Lheue is one of most visited tourist attractions in Banda Aceh and it also the best place for sunset sightseeing and fun fishing.

  • Enjoy the best coffee in Solong Coffee

Almost all of Acehnese people like coffee very much and it becomes the custom of Acehnese in everyday life drinking coffee sometimes more than one times day. Ulee Kareng coffee is one of the most popular coffee in Banda Aceh where you can get it in Solong Coffee. You can have a good coffee in Solong Coffee Shop located in Ulee Kareng, just 13 minutes from Baiturrahman Great Mosque.

  • Enjoy Acehnese Special Noodle at Mie Razali

Acehnese Noodles is Acehnese special noodle cooked in Acehnese traditional style and very delicious. You may have a great Acehnese special noodle in Mie Razali.

  • Dining at Grand Aceh Culinary

Last things to do in Banda Aceh is dining at Grand Aceh Culinary. Aceh Culinary is the culinary center and one of the best place for dining in Banda Aceh located on Sultan Iskandar Muda Street, Meuraxa District, Banda Aceh which is close to Ulee Lheue Beach. you can have various drink ranging from coffee to milkshake. You can also have various food ranging from rice to noodles. The price is not so expensive and the place is perfect for chill-out with friend or family.

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