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Kapal Tsunami, Banda Aceh

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Pay your respects to the victims of the 2004 tsunami at Kapal Tsunami, memorializing the natural disaster that wreaked havoc on the town of Aceh. Witness a displaced barge, pushed 5 km (3.1 mi) from its original mooring, which now sits on pavement. The barge now houses a museum depicting the tragic events of that day. Survey further damage from the rooftop of the barge, which gives you a panoramic view of the wounded city. Outside, a bronze wave statue gives a true-to-size representation of the debilitating surf that crashed over the city. There are many more displaced boats to see, including one fishing boat now sitting atop a house. Before you head to Banda Aceh, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Banda Aceh vacation builder, to make sure you see all that Banda Aceh has to offer, including Kapal Tsunami.
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  • there's nothing special about this ship. it just stranded fisherman ship at the top of the house. but this ship already save 59 person during the tsunami catastrophe. most reviews and pictures get swi...  more »
  • The only attraction this place held is a stranded ship atop of house. What made it really interesting was listening to the story of the survivor of the tsunami, there was a grandma who survived becaus...  more »
  • Ketika saya datang cukup ramai pengunjungnya padahal hari biasa, hari Kamis siang bukan weekend. Disini kita tidak dikenai biaya masuk tapi bisa membeli souvenir-souvenir di depan museum. Sayang sekal...  more »

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Backpackers looking for budget-friendly accommodations will tend to struggle in Banda Aceh, as most of the affordable hotels, bed and breakfasts, and hostels don't seem to accept foreign tourists. The budget-conscious may want to check out lodgings in nearby Pulau Weh. midrange options exist in convenient locations, however, with nearby amenities such as supermarkets, museums, restaurants, and Internet cafes generally within walking distance. Do bring a phrasebook, as not all hosts or hotel staff will speak English.
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