5 Historic Places in Banda Aceh

1. Masjid Raya Baiturrahman 

5 Historic Places in Banda Aceh - The mosque was built by Sultan Iskandar Muda in 1612, this has become an icon of Aceh. The main mosque building is white with large black dome is surrounded by seven towers. The magnificent impression increasingly felt in the presence of a large pond and fountain in the front of the mosque that is reminiscent of the Taj Mahal in India.

The mosque is a place of religious tourism in Aceh who visited because of its beauty. The site the Huffington Post put the Baiturrahman Mosque to its list of 100 most beautiful mosques in the world, Yahoo! even mentions it as one of the 10 most beautiful mosques in the world. This of course makes the proud citizens of Aceh and Indonesia.

If you want to buy souvenirs, you can come to the market in Aceh, located on the back of the mosque. Once satisfied around, you can take a culinary because there are many food vendors in this market.

2. Museum Tsunami 

Tsunami ever braved Aceh in 2004 leaving only grief for the citizens of Aceh survivors. In memory at the same time respecting the victims died, woke a Tsunami Museum in Jalan Sultan Iskandar Muda in 2009.

Inside the museum, there is a long hallway with the sound of thundering waves and endless water will remind you on such a major disaster. Attractions in Aceh is widely visited by tourists who want to see what is left over from the waves of the tsunami. Many of the remaining objects were displayed like the disaster that the bike belonged to the victim. In addition to the objects of the tsunami, there are photos of the victims died and the testimony of survivors are also tools of electronic simulation of earthquakes.

The Museum was built as a center of education and place of refuge if the tsunami comes back. The Museum is open daily except Friday from 10: 00 to 17: 00.

3. Kapal Diatas Rumah(The above Home)

Aceh Tsunami disaster on 26 December 2004 which brought this ship weighing 20 tons stuck on top of the houses in gampong Lampulo neighborhood, exactly above the family home Misbah and Abassiah. The ship with a length of 25 meters wide and 5.5 meters is made of wood. The bottom of the boat is painted black, whereas the body of the ship appears to have been painted again with a silver-coloured oil paints. Some parts of the walls of the ship are seen starting to rotten with age. For the visitors of the existence of this ship will of course reminiscent of the power of the creator.

To make it easy for visitors to see the top of the ship, built of flat ladder as high as five feet. The entire building is colored gray. From the top we can freely look at the inside of the ship and also houses in the vicinity.

4. Kapal Apung(The above Home)

Fierce the tsunami Aceh, at least recorded in the ship's Buoyancy is located in the village of Blang Cut Punge Village, Kecamatan Meuraxa, Banda Aceh. Now that location became one of heritage's flagship in the capital of Aceh province.

Enter the ship's buoyancy, complex on the left side a prominent reminder of the tsunami stands. There were written the names of the victims of the tsunami from the village where the ship was a floating perch. The ship is stranded there when tsunami hit Aceh, menggada 26 December 2004 ago.

Ship tangible evidence as waves of the Kingdom. When the tsunami came, the ship functioned as power plants offshore, crammed into the middle of ocean waves settlement residents. As a result, the ship weighs berlabuhlah tons with a length of 2,500 dead 63 meters to the ground. Shifts about 5 kilometres from where the ship was supposed to be.

Now, the ship has changed function. By the Government of the city of Banda Aceh, the ship entered as one of the attractions of a tsunami in the capital of the province. The visitors were coming, look near the rest of the magnitude of the disaster and imagined the tsunami that came six years five months ago. The management is done by the Ministry of MINERAL RESOURCES and the Government of the city of Banda Aceh.

On top of the ship, a view presented. Visitors will know, how far the ship was dragged down the current tsunami, because of the 20-metre-tall deck over looks the sea and Pier Ulee Lheu. Some cities also plastered over the top there.

Engine power plant was no longer inside the ship, has been moved from the end of 2010 ago. At night, the lights turned on by wearing an electrical current, similar lighting facilities to homes of citizens.

The location of the floating ship ever closed a couple of months for renovations and is fenced all around him. Once restored, the tsunami fear in the marker's location was reopened on 4 April 2012. Its more beautiful and orderly, visitors were getting crowded.

Almost all tourists visiting there did not leave the opportunity to pose set aboard the floating. The location of the floating ship always busy end of the year, along with the tsunami warning. Various events commemorating the disaster held there, from photo exhibition to communal prayer. The schools also often makes it as a place to learn, students take a while to educate.

5. Taman Putro Phang(Garden Putroe Phang)

Garden Putroe Phang (Pahang Princess Park) was built by Sultan Iskandar Muda (1607-1636) to his consort Putroe Phang originating from the Kingdom of Pahang. The Park was built for the sultan of Pahang's daughter and love so that the Empress was not lonely when running sultan's reign.

The construction of the Park is told is a request from Putroe Phang, daughter of King brought to Aceh by Sultan Iskandar Muda of Pahang after being defeated.

Inside the Park is the small gate which Khop Pinto shaped dome which is a door that connects the park with the Castle. This is where the Khop Pinto resting Daughter Phang, having tired of swimming, it is located not far from there, Gunongan dayang-dayang to wash the hair of the Empress. There are also outdoor for the Empress shampooing and bathing the flowers.