It is the province of Aceh in Indonesia, in particular, and this position is the same thing with Jakarta and Yogyakarta. Aceh is located on the northern tip of Sumatra island. full name is Aceh Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam.
Banda Aceh, the provincial capital and largest city in the province of Aceh. Banda Aceh is a city on April 22, 1205 by Sultan Alaidin Johansyah was founded, is one of the oldest Islamic cities in Southeast Asia. The population of about 000 people, 500 in 2007. The name of the city before Kutaraja as the state capital in 1956, he said. He later changed his name in Banda Aceh, anywhere is in the first part of the name of Bandar Persian and means "port" or "Sanctuary." E 'with pride that even in the port of Mecca "like Muslims in Aceh province and spread throughout Southeast Asia.
In the seventeenth century, during the first years the Sultanate of Aceh, the rich and powerful state and cultivated in the Straits of Malacca. Aceh has a history of political independence and fierce resistance to foreign control, including the Dutch colonists and the Indonesian government. Aceh has substantial natural resources like oil and gas - some estimates of gas reserves in Aceh as the largest in the world. For most of Indonesia, in a religiously conservative area.
By December 26, 2004, and Banda Aceh, a city is relatively unknown. On this day, the earthquake in the Indian Ocean off the west coast of Sumatra. Banda Aceh was the closest town to the epicenter suffered much more damage pls help soon after the tsunami. This was the region most affected in all areas. The 130 000 people were killed and several injured. Three years after tsunami, a small number of people still live in temporary barracks lifestyle centers ([i]) or in tents. Reconstruction is visible everywhere, which is great for the people of Aceh.
Good to see Aceh
But few know that the rich Aceh events, attractions and unique culture, charm anyone. In Aceh is rich in natural beauty, and the waves of the sea and the garden which is ideal for diving. In addition, damaged some of the most beautiful tourist beaches and historical sites in Aceh and the earthquake of '04 and the December tsunami, but people care about the place is beautiful.
This province, which is also known as the "Mecca known Terrace" (Porch of Mecca) and many features of the coast, handicrafts and traditional industries of the various features of the coast, nature tourism. Also, you can enjoy the spiritual tourism and family tourism. Indonesian government wants the image to an interesting journey, not just on the beach or the beauty of others is change, but also places of tourist attraction and the spiritual nature and family, provide the vision and spiritual values can.
Some of the interesting nature of the beautiful town Locke survived the beachside Bhat, Rencong Crafts, hot springs, and so on. Family tourism, intellectual and poor Indragiri mosque Castle (one of the oldest mosque in Aceh), the tomb of Admiral Malahayati Ditiro CIK Teuku cemeteries, etc.
Below is a list of interesting places in Aceh
First State Museum. Is filled with the Textile Museum. Among the exhibits is a clock, a gift from the Emperor of China, and brought Aceh is famous admiral Zheng in Aceh and 1414th Museum is a museum in Banda Aceh, near the residence of the Governor. The main museum building is the house built in traditional style with Swart, the Dutch government in 1914. The museum is filled with antiques, was one of the great bell findings Chakra minimum gift from the Emperor of China sent by Admiral Cheng Ho in 1414th The bell is on the stage of China and hand Fang Tongues Juut Caterpillar intention, no known to occur, it really means.
Second history, structure and resources Gunong mountain in Aceh, and a man of a mini-mountain, built by Sultan Iskandar Muda. This was a gift from Sultan Iskandar Muda his wife, Fang Putra, who arrived from Malaysia. to climb This consolidation of peace as an important recreational potential of the Queen and other members of the royal family. The structure and history of one of the oldest buildings in Aceh. She survived and is in the street Teuku Umar, lies in the complex of Taman Sari, a cemetery for the Dutch in the structure and history of the earthquake and tsunami. African cultures before the palace, he said, was a year of construction in 1607.
You can upload, but you have to contact the guard to open the door and the view from above is beautiful. It's nice to walk around the building, and access to higher and higher. It is very interesting to visit this place in the afternoon or evening. I could not stop trying to understand what was the vision of Banda Aceh in 1607. And when the queen was able to climb the mountain in miniature. The idea was exciting.
Third Khop Pinto which is a few steps from the room and the magic of the city. Due to the structure was about 16 century during the reign of Sultan Iskandar Muda built.
Fourth Great Mosque of Abdul Rahman is the main feature of Banda Aceh today. Located in the heart of the city, was completed with a unique architecture of this mosque is really one of the two sides of the Indonesian Minister of Tourism. The mosque has been during the reign of Sultan Iskandar Muda (1607-1636) and Standard Chartered Bank caught fire, fixed and mobile, built under attack, including the time of the Dutch Kutaradja (Banda Aceh) in 1873. in place of another mosque, the former was built later by the Dutch government that the military was completed in 1883. The mosque is extra ordinary in architecture and decoration. With five onion domes, two rats mines high and wide white walls, and columns of "various kinds of beautiful ornaments.
Fifth Kerkhof, or yard of the church is visited website, and especially a lot of visitors in the Netherlands. Kerkoff Peucut Kerkoff War Memorial is the burial place of soldiers in the war in Aceh were killed. About 2,200 soldiers buried in the cemetery, including the Assembly Kohler. Name and fixed phones and mobiles across the table who want to see Matt in the Kerkoff Declaration.
Aceh Besar / district Jantho
Spare Nyak Dhien First House. The house is a replica of the heroine Cut Nyak Dhien House, the war in Aceh. They burned the house of the colonial power, but a replica was built at a later date. This house in Lam Pisang, about 6 kilometers from Banda Aceh, is now a museum.
Second Lhoknga beach, white sand beaches and the point of view of the charming and beautiful, especially to enjoy the sunset. It is used to Lhoka Nga visited by surfers from around the world during the winter months. And "the long white beaches and remains the most famous place to visit, even after the tsunami. Lhoknga can access the beach by bus, minibus or taxi, about 17 km from Banda Aceh to Meulaboh Guide. The trip takes about 20 minutes from the city. They survived the rice fields on the way Lucas .... A new chapter can be found in the province of Aceh was the beginning, the beginning of a new beauty and new life in Aceh after the tsunami.
Third Lumpuuk beach, once popular Lumpuuk. calm sea and the cliffs overlooking the nearby island is simply beautiful. There is a cave hidden in a rocky hill.
Although the situation is very different now, but it's still interesting to see the place. Close to the beach Lhonga Lumpuuk.
Cuarto Bate Pandang Pandang Patty Beach is a beautiful black sand beach to walk and collect shells. The beach is decorated with fir trees. It's nice to go to picnic, enjoy the shade under the pine trees and overlooking the beach, under the influence of waves.
Sabang (Pulau Weh), the island of Sabang, beautiful beaches and dive sites. Iboih Virging forest with waterfalls and beautiful Keuneukai HotSpring. This beautiful island in the west to start measuring geographical Indonesia. Marcos zero miles on the island. Sabang is also a popular place for visitors on weekends from Banda Aceh. The island is a wonderful place for snorkeling and diving. The beautiful beaches and beautiful coral. I hope I am proud to say much and Sabang Divers Heaven. Some companies dive in Sabang. Popular dive sites is Iboih, Rubiah Gapang Iceland. Services in Sabang simple and modest. Gapang was found in middle class. There are houses with air conditioning and private bathroom. Homes Iboih much easier. Bring a sleeping bag, if not the courage to discard the mat. The price is a huge budget. It is rare breakfast. From Banda Aceh, you should use a speedboat Lheue Ulysses. It takes only 45 minutes for a total of $ 60,000. If you or Iboih Gapang address, public transport (300 mini-bus full of passengers). The total cost of approximately 40.000 50.000 hours drive about an hour.
North Aceh Kseyoumawi
Kseyoumawi is a city 274 kilometers from Banda Aceh, are now developed as an industrial park. It is the creation of many huge factories following the discovery of huge LNG resources in the region. Features tourist attractions of the city or Pasai Ocean. This was the first great Islamic kingdom in Indonesia. All that remains of it is, but in the cemetery, 18 km east of the city. One is a tomb "for Ocean King Malikussaleh Pasai axes first. Other exhibits in the city of Acco and waterfalls Blang Blang beach Lhoksuawe Pandang
Aceh Tengah / Takengon
First Takengon Takengon is a town in central Aceh removed. And they are in a resort that second-degree Celsius temperature promoted (68F), good enough for the people. The main advantage of the country and Lake According to Tawara. Sarah, a city on a cold, at an altitude of 1,200 meters above sea level. Central Aceh is one of the producers of Sumatra for everything from high-quality coffee. Warm water pool in Simpang Balik, bowls and trays vomiting Kourou caves in the Tawara sound is also very interesting objects.
According to Tawara Second Lake, and is located near Takengon, located in the highlands of Aceh province Cental and very scenic. The rise of the slopes around the lake, ideal for climbing. This is a title on the lake with trout y. There are pools of hot water in Simpang Balik. Many of the caves near Point Lake, trays and vomiting Kourou in caves across the lake to explore interesting According to Tawara. You can rent boats for fishing and tourism.
Aceh Nusa Kutacane
First National Park of Gunung Leuser Leuser is probably the most brutal in Indonesia, located in Southeast Aceh, can be accessed from any Kutacane or Takengon. This wonderful National Park has an abundance of plants and animals. The Garden of study and research, monkeys, birds, insects and other animals. Basic accommodation is Ketambe. What are the rapids of the river, unfortunately Krueng in the park is popular with rafters.
Second Unfortunately, the river, the river, unfortunately, is 165 km southwest of Takengon, through the Gunung Leuser National Park. This area is especially popular among young people and adventures. Sharp bends and many rapids challenge the whitewater rafters.
Simeulue is beautiful. Places, although many do not swim as coral reefs. Located in one of the most beautiful beaches and semi-alpha, living wages. Take small islands of Simeulue. There are people who live in fear of some of these islands. And Simeulue and coral reefs around the island, and this is a great place for lobster, shrimp and crabs. When you visit Simelue, had not finished their visit, without the need for a lobster dish. Sambai people (in the Gulf sub-district) are a popular place for fresh lobster recommended. Although you can not wait, boiled crabs, lobster to buy what you want, and then taken to the stands and small restaurants nearby for you to cook. Although the wave is not as great as in the case of the island of Nias, a ski resort right on the water. In the west and south Teupah Teupah, and there are good places to surf the Internet. There are also some famous names Resort "and a following in the place (village Busung), which is popular with surfers.