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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. Arrange your visit to Museum Tsunami Aceh and discover more family-friendly attractions in Banda Aceh using our Banda Aceh vacation builder.
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  • Wow.. Thats the words that i can describe when the first time i saw the museum... Is architectural was amazing... Even is free for the entrance to all... Those room inside it will tell us the chronolo...  more »
  • 2014 tsunami Museum is a recreation of the tremendous tragedy that devastated these lands. Interesting recreation of what happened through the models and the authentic remains, uprooting trees of rennet and the appearance of some utensils recovered after the tsunami. We moved.
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  • Museum without much interest despite the tragic event that it represents. We soon enter the path and the bathrooms are poorly organised.
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  • The fact that this place provides free entrance is awesome enough! I wish that the video shown to us was in a better quality. Understand that the footage was from a decade ago but at least proper editing would make it more watchable. A smaller screen would do too as the room was small. We were lucky too that our tour guide really brought us around and explained things in detail.
  • Great place tO visit tO learn about from Aceh Many tourists from around the world been here. As Acehnese we always to say thank you to every countries those have been as donator for this building. To be honest this from the world to Aceh that can open eyes of us about tsunami knowledge.
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  • This was designed as the momentum of Tsunami tragedy that happened in Aceh in 2004. It represents most of the pictures of before and after about the tragedy. It can be also a place for learning new things. It is such a seriously touching place, we can also watch a video of the tragedy back then that obviously brings us to tears, what more impressing is that, on the top of the museum, there is a "shelter of disaster" so that the refugees can take that place to save their lives in the future. All in all, a very amazing place!
  • The Aceh Tsunami Museum, located in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, is a museum designed as a symbolic reminder of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami disaster, as well as an educational center and an emergency disaster shelter in case the area is ever hit by a tsunami again