Museum Negeri Banda Aceh
In the same compound as the Museum Negeri Banda Aceh is the Rumah Aceh - a fine example of traditional Acehnese architecture, built...
All that remains today of Aceh's powerful sultanates are on view at Gunongan. Built by Sultan Iskandar Muda (r 1607–36) as a gift for...
It cost a whopping US$5.6 million to build and today Banda Aceh’s impressive Tsunami Museum is the highlight (in a very sad and...
One of the most popular coffee shops in town and a good place to fall into conversation with Banda Aceh’s young middle class. If you’re...
PP Cafe & Restaurant
Popular with local teenagers, PP's is a great place to escape the heat for a cold drink, a good selection of Indonesian food and some...
Lonely Planet review
The Museum Negeri Banda Aceh has displays of Acehnese weaponry, household furnishings, ceremonial costumes, everyday clothing, gold jewellery, calligraphy and some magnificently carved recong (Acehnese daggers) and swords. It also has a display of a baby two-headed buffalo.
In the same compound as the museum is the Rumah Aceh – a fine example of traditional Acehnese architecture, built without nails and held together with cord and pegs. It contains more Acehnese artefacts and war memorabilia.
On weekends it’s sometimes possible to see traditional dance and music sessions here.