28 Latest Tourist Attractions In Banda Aceh

Indra Patra Fort-Benteng Indra Patra

When talking about Aceh, it will not be separated from Banda Aceh because Banda Aceh is the capital of Aceh province which is also a gateway to the mainland of Sumatra on the north side.

Banda Aceh is a city known as Serambi Mecca because it became the first Islamic distribution area in Indonesia.

Even according to the information that appeared, this Sultanate of Aceh was part of the Ottoman Turkish Sultanate, which was very popular in its time.

Banda Aceh is not only rich in historical values but also boasts natural beauty. Banda Aceh is no less attractive than any other part of Indonesia.

Although in 2004 Banda Aceh was hit by a tsunami that devastated the city, Banda Aceh has been transformed into a beautiful city.

Its stunning tourist attractions are undoubtedly part of the beauty of Banda Aceh.

28 Latest Tourist Attractions In Banda Aceh

Tourist attractions in Banda Aceh are very suitable to visit during the holidays and guaranteed to provide an unforgettable experience.

If you plan on vacationing in Banda Aceh, here are some of the most notable tourist attractions you can visit.

1. Baiturrahman Grand Mosque/ Masjid Raya Baiturrahman

Location: Jl. Moh. Hour No.1, Kp. Baru, Kec. Baiturrahman, Banda Aceh

Baiturrahman Grand Mosque is the first tourist destination in Banda Aceh and is a top-rated historical and religious tourist attraction.

There can be no separation between the Baiturrahman Grand Mosque and the history of the Islamic civilization in Aceh, which is rich with Islamic values in daily life.

This mosque has a beautiful architectural design and is more stunning with 12 electric umbrellas in the mosque’s courtyard.

The existence of these umbrellas makes Baiturrahman Grand Mosque similar to the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina. The Baiturrahman Grand Mosque was built in 1612 AD.

Even though it is hundreds of years old, the mosque has remained intact and has not been damaged by the 2004 tsunami. Therefore, when visiting Banda Aceh, you should not miss visiting Baiturrahman Grand Mosque.

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2. Kuta Malacca Waterfall/Air Terjun Kuta Malaka

Location: Lam Ara Tunong, Kuta Malaka, Luthu Lamweu, Suka Makmur, Aceh Besar

Banda Aceh also has a natural tourism charm that you should not miss when visiting Aceh. One of them is the Kuta Malaka waterfall which presents a seven-story waterfall located on the Kuta hill of Malacca.

3. Pekan Bilui Waterfall/Air Terjun Pekan Bilui

Location: Lamsod, Darul Kamal, Aceh Besar

Pekan Bilui waterfall provides a beautiful panorama of nature that is refreshing for the mind and the eyes.

There is a location in the upper Seunong Bate Doeng river, not far from Banda Aceh. If you visit the area of Pekan Bilui Waterfall, you will be spoilt by the natural scenery of rice fields and hills.

After arriving at the waterfall location, you can see the natural scenery that amazes the eyes. While playing water, you can fish around the downstream of the waterfall to get freshwater fish.

Not only that, you can get a challenging experience by climbing the stairs to the top of the waterfall hill, and then you will find a small meadow dubbed the lush romance.

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4. Indra Patra Fort/Benteng Indra Patra

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Location: Krueng Raya, Baet, Baitussalam, Aceh Besar

Indra Patra Fort, another tourist spot in Banda Aceh, is a relic of the Hindu-Buddhist kingdom in the area.

Perhaps you didn’t know that Aceh, a modern Islamic civilization, also has remnants of Hindu Buddhism.

Indra Patra Fort was built before Islam entered the earth at Serambi Mecca. It is estimated that the construction of the fort was carried out in the 7th century AD.

Indra Patra’s largest fortress has a dome shape on it. Within the modern walls, you can find a well that was once used for religious rituals.

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5. Kelindu Tip/Ujung Kelindu

Location: Lamreh, Grand Mosque, Aceh Besar

Ujung Kelindu is a natural tourist attraction located in Lamreh Village, Aceh Besar. This tourist spot offers a view of the very charming beach cliffs.

Ujung Kelindu location is not far from Lhok mee Beach so that it can be reached easily. Not only the cliff part, but you can also visit the headland of Ujung Kelindu, which is guaranteed to be no less exotic.

The green seawater combined with the beautiful savanna hill will undoubtedly create perfect natural scenery.

Getting to Ujung Kelindu tourist attractions takes about a 1-hour drive, but the trip will be paid off with the beauty of Ujung Kelindu.

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6. Pucoek Krueng Raba, Lhoknga/Pucoek Krueng Raba, Lhoknga

Location: Mon Ikeun, Lhoknga, Aceh Besar

This tourist spot is a forest tour that was once considered mysterious by the local community. However, the forest has now been transformed into a fascinating tourist attraction.

Pucoek Krueng Raba in Lhoknga Village is very popular and much discussed. As you travel to Pucoek Krueng Rana, you will see rice fields that stretch green environments.

You can also rent a boat to sail down the Raba River, starting from Downstream to Hulu. The Pucoek Krueng area is a beautiful upstream riverside area with neat plants.

It would be a pity to miss out on the relaxed and calm atmosphere combined with the spectacular view of the limestone mountains while in Banda Aceh.

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7. Lhok Eumpe Hill/Bukit Lhok Eumpe

Location: Gampong Nusa, Lhoknga, Aceh Besar

Banda Aceh has a hill tour called Lhok Eumpe Hill, herocated in Gampong Nusa, Lhoknga, Aceh Besar.

Take a road trip about 10 kilometers from Banda Aceh. Usually, tourists who want to visit Lhok Eumpe Hill should ask for the help of residents to drive to the hill.

The road access to Lhok Eumpe hill is also quite good and not so steep. Getting to the top of Lhok Eumpe hill takes 15 minutes.

After arriving at the top of the hill, you can see the view of savannas and hill rows that spoil the eyes.

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8. Lhok Mee Beach and Soeharto Hill/Pantai Lhok Mee dan Bukit Soeharto

Location: Lamreh, Grand Mosque, Aceh Besar

Lhok mee Beach is a beach in Banda Aceh that has soft white sand beaches. Furthermore, the seawater on this beach is so clear and even looks like crystal.s.

The beauty of Lhok Mee Beach is spectacular, especially the trees around the beach that enhance the calming atmosphere.

The uniqueness of the trees around this beach is very typical of Grumbang trees that grow from the water. Tourists can also snorkel to see its beautiful underwater nature.

Don’t forget to enjoy the grilled fish dishes that are widely sold around this beach.

If you visit Lhok mee Beach, you can also visit Soeharto Hill.

The hill got its name because it was once used as part of a greening program during the presidency of Soeharto.

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9. Lampuk Beach/Pantai Lampuk

Location: Lhoknga, Aceh Besar

Lampuk Beach is a white sandy beach located about 15 kilometers from Banda Aceh. 

This beach was deserted by visitors after being hit by the tsunami in 2004 but has now been flooded with tourists from many different regions.

To get to Lampuk Beach, there are four entrances to the beach section: Babah Satu, Babah Dua, Babah Tiga, and Babah Empat. For Jakur Babah, Tiga is a path to get to the surfing location.

The Babah Dua trail has turtle conservation education rides. Along this coastal path, there are food stalls that provide a variety of seafood dishes.

Facilities in Lampuk Beach are also trendy, namely lodging, banana boat, and so on, to make you feel more at home traveling in Lampuk Beach.

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10. Lhoknga Beach/Pantai Lhoknga

Location: Lhoknga, Aceh Besar

Lhoknga Beach is a beach that is located not far from Lampuk Beach. This beach is very famous for its golf courses as well as fishing and surfing activities.

This is because the waves at Lhoknga Beach are relatively large and are already very popular among the world’s surfers.

This beach offers a stunning unset spot and provides a romantic atmosphere. For those of you who plan to honeymoon, then this beach is the perfect place to go.

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11. Ulee Lheue Beach/Pantai Ulee Lheue

Location: Ulee Lheue, Meuraxa, Banda Aceh

There is a nautical tourism charm to Banda Aceh that you should not miss. Ulee Lheue Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Banda Aceh.

Although in 2004, this beach was hit by a tsunami and suffered very severe damage until the color of the sand turned brown.

The change in this beach does not reduce the beauty of Ulee Lheue Beach because this beach has calm waves and complete facilities.

Don’t miss enjoying the grilled corn that traders widely sell along this beach.

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12. Lampulo Floating Ship/Kapal Apung Lampulo

Location: Lampulo Village, Kuta Alam District, Banda Aceh City

Besides having natural tourism, Banda Aceh also has a historical tour that is no less fascinating to visit, namely the Lampulo Floating Boat tour.

This floating ship is a silent witness to the devastating Aceh tsunami in 2004, and a 65-ton ship was stuck on top of a resident’s house after being swept away by a tsunami in Lampulo Village.

Lampulo boats are looking for fish that lean on TPI Lampulo when they are fishing. Even this ship also managed to save 59 people when the tsunami hit Aceh.

This wooden ship was then used as a monument and a historical tourist destination in Banda Aceh.

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13.Kerkhof Peutjoet Tsunami and Cemetery Museum/Museum Tsunami dan Pemakaman Kerkhof Peutjoet

Location: Jl. Sultan Iskandar Muda, Sukaramai, Kec. Baiturrahman, Banda Aceh

This tourist spot in Banda Aceh is a monument of reminder and appreciation for people who have survived the devastating Aceh tsunami in 2004.

To visit this museum, visitors are free of charge and only need to pay a parking fee.

The architectural design of this museum is unique. Kaena has a curved shape, and there are names of tsunami victims written on the walls of this museum.

The atmosphere when the tsunami seemed so felt when entering this museum. 

From the outside, the museum building looks like a giant ship, but when seen from the top, its shape resembles the ocean waves.

Not only a historical tourist location, but this museum is also a place for evacuation in case of a tsunami.

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14. Gunongan And Pinto Khob Sari Park/Taman Sari Gunongan dan Pinto Khob

Location: Sukaramai, Baiturrahman, Banda Aceh

If there is a Taj Mahal in India, then in Banda Aceh, there is Taman Sari Gunongan. Both buildings are symbols of the love of the kings for the princess.

For Taman Sari Gunongan, this is a gift from Sultan Iskandar Mudah to Princess Kamaliah from Pahang State Malaysia, who is none other than her empress.

Taman Sari Gunongan is in the Bustanussalatin Sari Park complex, which the Krueng Daroy River also traverses.

The Empress of the Lands is searching for a place that will satisfy the longing she has for her hometown.

No wonder the shape of this park resembles the hills in Pahang Country. The Gunongan building consists of three levels that are all scattered white.

At the back of Taman Sari, there is a cage that is Sultan Iskandar Thani’s tomb. A stone penterana marks the place where the Sultan of Aceh was crowned.

There is also a Khob Gate not far from Gunongan, where this Khob Door is the liaison of the royal ladies and Putroe to go to the bathing location.

This wooden ship was then used as a monument and a historical tourist destination in Banda Aceh.

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15. Aceh Museum (Aceh House)/Museum Aceh (Rumah Aceh)

Location: Jl. Sultan Mahmudsyah No.10, Peuniti, Kec. Baiturrahman, Banda Aceh

The next tourist attraction in Banda Aceh is The Aceh Museum or Rumah Aceh. This modern museum was founded in 1915. Its main building resembles the House of Aceh, which contains many values of Islamic philosophy.

Upon entering this museum, you can find many relics and artifacts from pre-historic times. There is also a trendy collection of more than 1,400 years old named Cakra Donya Bells.

The thousand-year-old bell was a gift to Sultan Pasai of the Chinese Emperor of the Ming Dynasty in the 15th century on the journey of Admiral Muhammad Cheng Ho’s muhibah.

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16. Queen Safiatuddin Park/Taman Ratu Safiatuddin

Location: Jl. Senangin, Bandar Baru, Kuta Alam, Banda Aceh

This tourist spot offers magnificent sites to take pictures ranging from traditional Acehnese houses to conventional, unique furnishings.

Usually, the park is also the location of art and cultural performances. The price of free tickets is guaranteed to make your holiday more memorable in Ratu Safiatuddin Park.

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17. Blangpadang Square/Lapangan Blangpadang

Location: Kampung Baru, Baiturrahman, Banda Aceh

Dahlunya field in Blanpadang is a rice field area in the city. Now, however, it has been transformed into an open space that is beautiful and calm.

This park has many historical relics, and here you can see many inscriptions thanking the countries that have helped Aceh recover after the 2004 tsunami.

The Dacota donation to Indonesia is also commemorated in this park by a replica of the DC-3 Seulawah RI-001 of the Dacota.

This aircraft has a significant history that was the forerunner of the aerospace industry in Indonesia. So if you go to Banda Aceh, don’t forget to stop by this park!

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18. Floating Power Plant (PLTD) 1/PLTD (Pembangkit Listrik Tenaga Diesel) Apung 1

Location: Punge Blang Cut, Jaya Baru, Banda Aceh

The next tourist spot in Banda Aceh is the monument of a diesel power plant that weighs 2,600 tons.

This heavy power plant was brought by a devastating tsunami as far as 5 km from the Ulee Lheue water area to the center of Banda Aceh.

Now, this power plant has become a monument as a means of educational tourism. 

Around this pltd monument, you can see relics that resemble flood waves. You can also get on board and see the stunning mountain range of Bukit Barisan.

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Some more Tourist attractions: 

19. Putroe Phang Park/ Taman Putroe Phang

Address: Sukaramai, Baiturrahman, Banda Aceh

20. Alue Naga Beach/Pantai Alue Naga

Location: Syiah Kuala District, Banda Aceh

21. Heritage Preservation Center/Balai Pelestarian Cagar Budaya

Location : Jl. Teuku Umar No.1, Sukaramai, Baiturrahman, Banda Aceh

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22. Tomb of the Sultan of Aceh Kandang XII/Makam Sultan Aceh Kandang XII

Location : Jalan Sultan Alaiddin Mahmudsyah No.10, Kampung Baru, Baiturrahman, Kp. Baru, Baiturrahman, Banda Aceh

23. Syiah Kuala Tomb/Makam Syiah Kuala

Location : Gp. Deah Raya, Syiah Kuala, Deah Raya, Syiah Kuala, Banda Aceh

24. Baiturrahim Ulee Lheue Mosque/Masjid Baiturrahim Ulee Lheue

Address: Gp., Ulee Lheue, Meuraxa, Ulee Lheue, Banda Aceh, Banda Aceh

25. Tomb of the King of Aceh/Makam Raja Aceh

Location : Jl. Sultan Alaiddin Mahmudsyah No.10, Peuniti, Baiturrahman, Banda Aceh

26. Simpang Mesra

Address: Jl. T. Nyak Arief, Jeulingke, Syiah Kuala, Banda Aceh

Simpang Mesra is also a culinary spot in Banda Aceh that you should not miss. Feel the pleasure of eating here.

27. Bni Banda Aceh City Forest/Hutan Kota BNI Banda Aceh

Address: Jl. Hutan, Tibang, Syiah Kuala, Banda Aceh

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28. Culinary Tour Keudah/Wisata Kuliner Keudah

Address: ( Keudah) Kuta Raja, Banda Aceh City

It is time to pamper your tongue and stomach after visiting various tourist attractions in Banda Aceh above. 

Head directly to the culinary center Keudah after being tired and hungry. You can order a variety of food from Aceh and other regions.

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These are the tourist attractions in Banda Aceh that make for a memorable holiday. 

You choose the best tourist attractions described above for those of you who want to vacation or travel to Banda Aceh.

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