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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. To visit Kapal Tsunami on your trip to Banda Aceh, use our Banda Aceh trip planning app .
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  • October 3, 2017
    This was our first visit to Banda Aceh, custom-made to see for ourselves what took place that tragic day, 26th Dec 2004. We went only after being recommended a private tour by a freelance tour guide, ...  more »
  • September 20, 2017
    Salah satu tempat wisata yang menarik karena sejarahnya, bagian dalam kapal sudah diperbaiki dan dibuka untuk umum.  more »
  • September 6, 2017
    Here lies the fishing boat which was lifted by the tsunami of 2004 and on a House. The ship is now supported some more still on the House. There's a slippery slope to top, one can not on the boat. From above one can in the House. In the House in a room there is a list of almost 1000 victims. Outside there is a memorial monument
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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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