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
- 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
- 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.