Siron Tsunami Memorial Park

Banda Aceh

The largest of the 2004 tsunami mass graves is at Lambaro, on the road to the airport, where 46,000 unidentified bodies were buried. It's a peaceful, moving sight.

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2. Rumah Aceh

4.08 MILES

In the same compound as the Museum Negeri Banda Aceh, the Rumah Aceh is a fine example of traditional Acehnese architecture, built without nails and held…

3. Museum Negeri Banda Aceh


This state museum displays Acehnese weaponry, household furnishings, ceremonial costumes, everyday clothing, gold jewellery, calligraphy and some…

4. Gunongan

4.23 MILES

All that remains of Aceh’s powerful sultanates today is on view at Gunongan. Built by Sultan Iskandar Muda (1607–36) as a gift for his Malay princess wife…

6. Kherkhof

4.36 MILES

The Kherkhof is the last resting place of more than 2000 Dutch and Indonesian soldiers who died fighting the Acehnese. The entrance is around 50m west of…

7. Water Tower

4.38 MILES

A legacy of Dutch rule is this rather squat 1880s water tower, which now stands as a city landmark.

8. Tsunami Museum

4.38 MILES

A visit to this beautifully designed, hard-hitting museum commences with a walk through a dark, dripping tunnel that symbolises the 2004 tsunami waves…