Aceh rich in nature tourism. Beautiful beaches and seas on the west and south coast of Aceh, forests and mountains in the middle, swift river flow in the southeast, to hot springs and some islands in other parts.
One area in Aceh that has a complete tourist destination is Aceh Besar District. Everything that illustrates the natural beauty of Aceh, can be found there. Including hot springs. By the people of Aceh Besar, the village with hot springs was named Desa Ie Su’um. Located in Masjid Raya District, Aceh Besar Regency.
From the city center of Banda Aceh, it takes approximately one hour to get there, using a special or private transportation. To make it easier for you to travel to a hot spring, it is advisable to bounce the car. This information is easily obtained through the Google search application, with the keyword “car rental services in Banda Aceh”. Many websites will appear that provide information related to this car rental service.
I regularly visit the hot springs in Aceh Besar. Not only want to enjoy the nature, but more on the body’s needs that require reflection after working for a week. The habit of this hot bath is able to reduce headaches and trouble sleeping that I usually experience due to fatigue.
Me and some friends used to travel to the hot spring after the morning prayer around 06.00 WIB from Banda Aceh and arrived an hour later. If it’s lucky and the weather is good, we usually find the sun rising next to Selawah Mountain not far from Gunong Meuh or Gunung Mas, which is a hot spring.
The benefits of a hot shower, in addition to reflection, are also able to eliminate toxins in the body. For those of you who are lazy to exercise, you can choose to soak for thirty minutes in hot water to keep getting a healthy body. Only by paying an entrance ticket of five thousand rupiah per person, you already get these health benefits.
The facilities provided by the manager of this hot spring are quite complete. There is a traditional sauna room with plywood and tarpaulin layers. There is a children’s bathing pool. Pool for adults separated from men and women. Place to change clothes and bathroom. Mushalla and some traders who sell instant food, coffee, tea, and other small snacks. Interestingly, you will easily get chicken eggs sold at each stall trader.
The thing that must be done by tourists who come from outside the area after soaking in hot water is boiling eggs in boiling hot water. The level of hot water for boiling eggs and bathing is different. The location is also different.
Water that is used for bathing, has been exposed to the sun and does not flow. The place is lower and some distance from the hot springs. While the water used to boil the eggs is above, close to Gunung Mas. Less than fifteen minutes, if you find hot water with the appropriate level, then you can enjoy boiled eggs boiled from natural hot water.
Some things to consider to feel the sensation of the best hot shower. First you try to soak in Ie Su’um at 07.00 WIB. The cool morning air makes the body want to touch hot water immediately. Then, make sure you bring breakfast and water. Because the food vendors there, only provide instant food without rice. Next, don’t forget to bring a change of clothes if you want to continue your journey along the beach after morning reflection at the hot spring baths.
What are you waiting for, let’s plan your tour to Aceh. And feel the pleasure of healthy benefits while on vacation by soaking in hot water in Ie Su’um, Aceh Besar.