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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  • The whole subject could have been presented a lot better We were expecting more coverage ...more stats  more »
  • The best place to see how residents of Banda Aceh when the tsunami 2004 much science in May about the tsunami here
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  • Built with the typical Architecture which resembles a boat and under pole that shows typical rumoh Aceh shows the Museum to commemorate the tragedy aside stunami stunami diaceh which claimed hundreds of thousands of human beings could also be made for education about how mengantipasi tsunami disaster for the community and the student both in the present and for the future
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  • It was a great experience to visit this uniquely museum. The praying room is the deepest heart toeuching for me. Indeed, more English translation was required for the foreigner to get more information. The diorama display also need be more artistic also the movie in the theater room.
  • If there was ever a museum that was over-hyped, it'd probably be the Bob Marley museum, but this one I'm afraid to say would also be high on that list. It seemed to me to be a typical Asian museum - grand architectural building, with a whole lot of empty spaces and empty walls on the inside. The best part is probably the audio/visual experience. Otherwise to museum is just a bunch of shoddy displays and pictures with little accompanying information.
  • Good place to learn about tsunami & what happened to Aceh/Banda Aceh before, during & after the fatal December 26th 2004 tsunami. Sadly the exhibits & museum a bit run down. Entrance is free though.
  • it used to be a good place to spend time at. However, last time I went there, it looked like that it was not maintained very well. The waste and trash were everywhere. A little bit hot inside and the fan or air conditioning did not work normally. Dirt was all over the place and the parking management was bad. Need to be improved since this museum is one of renowned landmark of Banda Aceh
  • This museum was amazing. Designnya keren, it contained lots of mementos from the tsunami, interviews from survivors, and a short movie documented the tsunami. And there's no entrance fee! Harus visit kalau ke Banda Aceh.
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