Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam (NAD) is a province in Sumatra Island at the end of the motherless city of Banda Aceh. Bordered by the North Sumatra and South China Sea. NAD consists of 23 regencies / cities with a total area of 56,500 km2. NAD has a native tribe of Aceh, Gayo Alas, Tamiang & Siemeleu. If the equity in the current era of each tribe are mingled with other tribes, either with or with indigenous immigrants. Population of almost 99% of NAD converted to Islam. Because this is where the province is called the Veranda of Mecca, because historically this is the first time in the province of Islam into Indonesia.
NAD that now you will see far different, more modern, more rapid development, although on December 26, 2004 the Province was destroyed by a tsunami caused. NAD province still has a very extensive forests, culture is still firmly in the grasp and has an incredible history. This you can see from the many funerals and the Palace of the King, Sultan, Sheikh, and Chair of the territory in the past. NAD also has an unbelievably beautiful natural week, many waterfalls, natural hot springs and the panoramic beauty of the beach from the start until the city of Banda Aceh city Langsa.
Here are some attractions in the province of NAD.
Mosque High BAITURRAHMAN Banda Aceh – Indonesian
Incomplete to the city of Banda Aceh if you have not visited the Mosque of Baiturrahman highway. This mosque is the pride of people of Aceh, which is a landmark and an icon of Banda Aceh. This is a historic mosque because the mosque was burned several times by the Dutch, for the feast of the mosque became a symbol of the Acehnese struggle against the Dutch colonialists. Baiturrahman mosque also witnessed the history of the tsunami in December 2004, because at that mosque persitiwa still standing strong despite being hit by tsunami waves.
Tomb Colonial England Banda Aceh – Indonesian
Banda Aceh is a grave Kerkhoff Dutch military cemetery located outside the Netherlands. These soldiers cemetery is one of the largest in the world. About 2,200 soldiers, including four generals buried here, in the land where the fighters are very persistent Aceh against the Dutch colonialism.Aceh war took place in 1873-1904, a war in which the history of the Netherlands, this is the most bitter war over their bitter experience in the Napoleonic Wars.
Kerkhoff cemetery is the second largest cemetery after the first Dutch soldier of the largest in the Netherlands. Kerkhoff cemetery became interesting attractions, especially for foreign tourists from the Netherlands. Until now the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands is very touching and respect the residents of Banda Aceh to treat with the cemetery tidy.
Cave Queen Pukes Aceh centre – Aceh – Indonesian
CAVE Pukes Princess is one of the attractions in Central Aceh district. The story is narrated as a legend among the myths and facts.True or not the legend of Princess Pukes, until now no one can tell. Princess Pukes cave where legend is told, has now become tourist attractions.Inside the cave there is stone Princess Pukes are believed to be the daughter who has been a rock Pukes, well great, pitcher who had a stone seat for the formerly imprisoned people, the ancient cutting tools.
Abdullah, guards the cave, Tuesday (9/3) to tell the Daily Aceh, the bigger the rock princess pukes because sometimes the stone was crying so the tears that came out into the rock and the rock more and more enlarged.
Abdullah said while huge wells, every three months the water in the well was dry and no water was, if there is water smart people will come to take water. While the pitcher who has become the rock ever taken by people, but returned again as affected by restless after taking it. “The place was imprisoned in use by the ancients to do penance in order to seek knowledge and cutting tools (blades) that says ancient human remains found in cave princess pukes,” said Abdullah.
Not all people know the story of the legend of Princess Gayo Pukes, some of the Gayo people that knew the legend but does not know what’s the story. According to the story and the information gathered from various sources with knowledge of the legend of Princess Pukes.Princess Pukes cave is located on the north, precisely in Kampung Mendale, stout District, Middle Aceh Pukes Princess is the name of a girl child’s pet and the only one who comes from a family in Kampung Nosar, Star District,
Hotsprings wih pesam-simpang balik Bener Meriah – aceh – Indonesian
Turn the hot water bath can be said Simpang very special. Water sources clean and odorless. Powered extremely cold ambient temperatures hypnotize people around to soak in hot tubs.
Currently there are 3 locations in Smpang Behind baths. We can be termed
Hot water on
Hot water was
Hot water under
Each site has two separate pools, one for men and one for women. Water temperature of each pool is different. Successively from the most heat to the coldest; upper-middle-bottom. Simply pay Rp 2000, -/org we can pamper your body with warm water healthy.
Location of these baths is located in Jl. Behind-Simpang Tekengon Bireun district. Bener Meriah. Located about 25 km from the city of Takengon (Kab. Central Aceh) and approximately 75km from the town of Bireun (Bireun).
Visitors usually come from late afternoon until evening. On day2 days off let alone the visitors are very crowded. Barely enough room. If you want to bathe with satisfaction, can swim at will usually come early days.
Tailana Island Aceh Singkil – Aceh – Indonesian
Still Tailana Island district. Many of the island, we can visit an island with white sand and the beach is very quiet, perfect for swimming, diving and having secured the scenery will not disappoint you. Many trees on the beach make this island we feel cool and comfortable.
Gunongan Aceh Banda aceh – Indonesian
Gunongan built during the reign of Sultan Iskandar Muda who reigned from 1607-1636. At that time, in the year 1613 and in 1615 through the attack with 20,000 troops in Aceh expeditionary force of sea and land, Sultan Iskandar Muda succeed to conquer the Kingdom of Johor and Pahang Royal Northern Malay Peninsula. As is the tradition of old, who lost his battle royal should submit glondong pengareng-areng (war reparations), tributes and annual taxes. In addition, it also must submit to the royal princess carried off as a sign of submission. Boyongan daughter was usually diperistri by the king in order to strengthen the ties of a conquered kingdom, so the kingdom winners become bigger and more powerful position. Apart from being a frolic, Gunongan also used as a place to change clothes after bathing in the river empress flowing in the middle of the palace
Brakel (1975) describes the Bustan, Gunongan is known as the Malay word gegunungan of the mountain by adding the suffix ‘an’ that gave birth to the meaning of “building as a mountain” or a “symbol of the mountain”. So Gunongan mountain is a symbol that is part of the palace gardens of the Sultanate of Aceh.
Gunongan is part of a larger complex, ie Ghairah Park, which is part of the palace garden. In this complex is now the only remaining four buildings: Gunongan itself; leusong (stone mortar) is located at the foot of Gunongan, somewhat in the Southeast; cage, a rectangular building in the north in the northeast along the river Krueng Daroy; and Pinto KHOP is a dome-shaped gate that was once the palace overlooking the park and connect to the palace square.
Sultan Iskandar Muda Tomb Banda Aceh – Indonesian
Tomb of Sultan Iskandar Muda is located in the city of Banda Aceh. He is an important figure in the history of the sultanate of Aceh. Kingdom of Aceh has experienced the glory days, when the Sultan ruled in the kingdom of Aceh Darussalam in 1607-1636. At the time of his reign, the Islamic kingdom of Aceh was ranked fifth in the world’s largest Islamic empire.
Beach Of Aceh Jaya Aceh – Indonesian
Aceh Jaya district is one of the districts in Aceh Province, Indonesia. Aceh Jaya district was formed as a result of the division of West Aceh district.
The district of Aceh Jaya, Jaya sub-district in particular is famous for its distinctive profile of its population. Jaya sub-district portion of the population is profiled as one of Europe where there is a fair-skinned, blue eyed and blond berrambut. They are believed to be descendants of Portuguese soldiers in the 16th century whose boat washed up on shore power the kingdom, and taken prisoner by the king of the region.
The Portuguese soldiers who captured it in the long run to Islam, married with locals and adapt the Acehnese tradition from generation to generation. Their offspring, especially when this is seen in Jaya sub-district (about 75 km southwest of Banda Aceh).
Beach Turtle Aceh Singkil – Aceh – Indonesian
Coast of this island is where the turtles lay eggs green, leatherback and hawksbill. Moreover, in both this beach is one of the favorite places for surfing with waves up to five meters.
Lhok Nga Beach Aceh – Indonesian
The westernmost island of Indonesia is Aceh appeared to have beautiful beaches to enjoy, one of which is located on the coast of Aceh Lhoknga large and is 20 KM from the center of Banda Aceh coast rather it be in the area of PT Semen Andalas Indonesia.
The beach is never melted lantah Aceh when the Tsunami hit in 2004. After a few years after that, the beach is clean again. This beach area is quite shady coconut trees due banyaknyab growing on the beach, the beach besides da coconut tree or a fir tree aron.
This beach has white sand with a few small rocks, beach has clear blue water color so it allows you to see the colorful fish.
Leuser Mountain National Park Aceh – Indonesian
Gunung Leuser National Park is representative of coastal forest ecosystems, and tropical rain forest lowlands to the mountains.
Almost the entire area covered by forest cover Dipterocarpaceae with several rivers and waterfalls. There is a rare and distinctive plant which leaves a giant umbrella (Johannesteijsmannia altifrons), Raflesia flowers (Rafflesia atjehensis and R. micropylora) and Rhizanthes zippelnii which is the largest flower with a diameter of 1.5 meters. In addition, there is a unique plant or plant strangler fig.
Endangered and protected animals found in national parks, among others, introspect / orangutan (Pongo abelii), gibbon (Hylobates syndactylus syndactylus), Sumatran elephant (Elephas maximus sumatranus), Sumatran rhinoceros (sumatrensis sumatrensis Dicerorhinus), Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae), forest goat (Capricornis sumatraensis), hornbill (Buceros bicornis), sambar deer (Cervus unicolor), and cats (Prionailurus sumatrana bengalensis).
Kuta Malaka Waterfall Big Aceh – Indonesian
This time we visited one of the attractions are waterfalls in Kuta Malacca, Samahani district, Aceh Besar district, the Aceh. This waterfall is located on approximately ketinggin 600 m above sea level, which is terraced. It is said that local people said to reach 8 levels and some say 20 tingkat.Untuk to the location we have to travel as far as 30 miles from the center of Banda Aceh.
These tourist sites are not professionally managed either by the Government of Aceh Besar and private, so not many tours that visit and the facilities are not available. The location is surrounded by virgin forest that is very cool and gives a feel of its own and the road leading to the site must go through a very beautiful mountains. If you go to Aceh should be able to visit these attractions.