Museum Tsunami Aceh, Banda Aceh

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Remember the tragedy caused by a major natural disaster at Museum Tsunami Aceh. Enter the building through a narrow corridor between two high walls of falling water, recreating a small fraction of the terrible power of the 2004 tsunami. Inside, find a large open space for contemplation, as well as pictures, videos, recovered objects, and names of those lost in the disaster. Some of the images are quite graphic, which may not make this attraction suitable for young children. The building also serves as an emergency shelter, in case of future tsunamis. Plan my day in Banda Aceh using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • Located in the city centre you will get a feel of conditions in which the time of the Tsunami. Many items are still intact when exposed to a Tsunami. At the 3rd floor quiet visitors, perhaps because there are no guide
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  • Tsunami Museum is a museum which features illustrations of the tsunami, as well as photos after the tsunami, here there are also serving short film about a tsunami. Hygiene and care of the stuff are very skimpy on taste. Hopefully there is a later party will pay attention to this issue, because the visitors are mostly tourists from different countries.
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  • The monument is not far from the city centre with a modern-looking design and magnificent. Entry tickets are still free with the purpose of educating the public about the tragedy of the tsunami that floods in Aceh and had swallowed the casualties up to 230 thousand people on December 29, 2004. Consists of several sections, starting with the dark watery aisle which is meant to describe the mood of the morning of the 29th 2004 Desmber ' when the tragedy happened. At the entrance there is a warning for pregnant women, heart disorders, asthma and various other physical conditions. The warning was made my heart skip a beat because that is a terrible simulation imaginable. Turned out to be just a normal dark hallways with voice sayup2 Athan. And the room is shaped similar to nisan2 yg tinggi namin turns the tragedy foto2 slide show. After that, visitors Ascend into the hallway and into the oval room is sort of like a chimney with the names of victims. This room makes us contemplate dansyatnya disaster with hundreds of thousands of victims. Here we can pray for all the victims in order to get the best spots on the sides. After that there is the potential of marine foto2 in aceh and history as well as its development. Recently she was escorted to a conference room (because the theatre is currently remodeling) to view the video the tragedy. Video with quality images blur. Frankly it doesn't match our expectations. The magnificent building but its contents are not very informative as to how to handle disasters, earthquake or disaster simulation etc. Mudah2an can be developed again in the future.
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  • I have visit it, 3 year ago. good architec and memorial design.
  • This is actually the first time that I really get into this museum. I've visited here for two times, but every time there was something that stop us from entering. Finally, in this visit together with Prof. Wang, we entered. This is really a good place especially for understanding the happening and the recovery of the 2004 Tsunami in the history. The museum was built by the former mayor here in Aceh, and this is really a symbol of rebirth. The featuring entrance hall way, which is narrow, dark, with water falling from the two sides, with the sounds of chanting, really impressed me. It is to say the imitation of the presentation when Tsunami strikes and the sounds it makes.
  • Fantastic architecture, I believe it design and build by modern society. It's do the work to educate 2004 tsunami. Also the Must see place in Arch. But you do feel that local people is incapable to maintain the quality. The soft material is not well organized and not comprehensive as I expect. Most of picture, words, video are vague and hard to read. And close 2 hours in lunch time, really not good for tourist.
  • Amazing architecture. Noble value. Important history.
  • The visitor will feel very deep all the tsunami. The building is great and is free entrance. I think they must improve the audiovisual staff, it looks done by a non professional people. Most of the interaction galleries didn't work when we visited it

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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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