Kilometer Nol


At the hilltop viewpoint reached by following the road 8km north of Iboih through the forest reserve, a gaudy 44m-high globe-shaped monument marks the northernmost tip of Indonesia (if you ignore the outlying islands). It's in a state of disrepair, however. To appreciate a more natural outlook stroll down the hill to where boardwalk platforms lead to a peaceful viewpoint of the ocean. There are snack vendors if you're feeling peckish.

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Nearby Aceh attractions

1. Llong Angen

4.83 MILES

This rocky beach on the western side of Pulau Weh is ideally located for sunset viewing.

2. Gua Sarang

5.16 MILES

This pretty cove is set up for families, with activities including swimming, snorkelling and a flying fox. The best views are from above, where there's a…

3. Pria Lot Falls

7.87 MILES

Signposted off the main road about 8km from Gapang are the Pria Lot Falls. It's a five-minute scramble over rocks to reach the beautiful waterfall, but…

4. Gunung Merapi

10.22 MILES

Worthy of a stop when touring the island are the volcanic sulphuric fumaroles that steam and bubble from the rocky landscape on the side of Gunung Merapi…

5. Keuneukai Beach

10.62 MILES

Keuneukai has a nice beach in the south of Pulau Weh; however, given it's a conservative village, females will need to cover up if going for a swim. Give…

6. Japanese WWII Bunker

11.48 MILES

One of several remnants from the Japanese occupation during WWII, this bunker perched on the east coast of Pulau Weh looks out to magnificent ocean views…

7. Lampulo Boat

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8. Meuraxa Mass Grave

24.56 MILES

Near Uleh-leh port, this is the most easily accessible of the 2004 tsunami mass graves.