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Banda Aceh

Trip Planner Asia  /  Indonesia  /  Sumatra  /  Aceh  /  Banda Aceh
(3.8/5 based on 1,100+ reviews for top 10 attractions)
Things to do: museums, historic sites, sightseeing

Porch of Mecca

The relaxed, relatively peaceful atmosphere and viable tourism industry in Banda Aceh attests to the city's resilience in rebuilding after over 160,000 people were killed in the 2004 tsunami. Nicknamed the "Porch of Mecca," this is a devoutly religious city, and a Banda Aceh holiday would not be complete without checking out the ornate and intricately carved mosques that are central to life here. Bicycle tours, diving clubs, and island trips offer diversions for the active traveler. With the Inspirock custom trip planner, Banda Aceh and other destinations across the globe can be made central to your personalized travel plans.
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Where to stay in Banda Aceh

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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