The 2004 tsunami that hit Aceh brought a number of deep sorrow for many people. To remember and at the same time provide lessons for future generations, many buildings or various evidence of the effects of the tsunami are now used as tourist sites. Many tourist attractions in Aceh were built after the incident. Here are 4 tourist attractions that you must visit when traveling to Aceh to learn from these natural events:
Floating PLTD Ship Site The Floating
PLTD Ship is one of the heritage sites created from the catastrophic event. This floating PLTD ship is 1 of 2 ships that were brought ashore when the tsunami occurred besides the ferry at Lampulo. The Floating PLTD ship was carried over 5 kilometers to Punge Village, Blang Cut, Jaya Baru, Banda Aceh. The location of this ship is not far from the tsunami monument which is a memorial to this disaster.
Monument Thanks To The World
When the tsunami disaster ended, many countries from abroad entered the disaster area to provide assistance to the people of Aceh. Not only the government, but also non-governmental organizations, private companies, various groups of the general public, and the military participated actively in rebuilding infrastructure and the lives of the people of Aceh. The 5 wave-shaped monument is located in Blang Padang Field and is a symbol of all the Aceh people gratitude to the world.
Tsunami Education Park
Tsunami Educational Park or Tsunami Education Park is one of the tourist attractions in Aceh which was established for a learning center about Tsunami. Here you can learn various things related to the effects of the tsunami. There are also various historical testimonies relating to the 2004 tsunami. In addition, various documentation and photographs taken as a result of the incident can also be used as learning material. The Tsunami Education Park was established on an area of 4500 m2 and is located in Banda Aceh.
Tsunami Museum Tsunami
Museum has become a tourist attraction in Aceh that was built to commemorate and educate the public about the 2004 tsunami. Located in the city of Banda Aceh, this museum looks very majestic and beautiful. There are several sectors that you can enter when you are inside this museum. Not only are the displays of various items left over from the incident, but some of the rides here also bring you to the tense atmosphere felt by the people of Aceh at that time. The museum was inaugurated in 2008 and has become one of Aceh’s historical sites related to the Tsunami. In addition, this museum building was also designed as an evacuation and protection zone if at any time the tsunami struck this rencong land again.