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Aceh Tsunami Museum

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Address: Jl. Sultan Iskandar Muda no.1 | Blang Padang, Banda Aceh, Indonesia

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Overall very nice to walk and see the history of tsunami , architecture of this building also very nice , locate in the middle of aceh town ,

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Shah Alam Selangor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall very nice to walk and see the history of tsunami , architecture of this building also very nice , locate in the middle of aceh town ,

Thank RR1231
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The design and lighting perfectly captured the trauma of the event. Not cheery but definitely a must see.

Thank Alan O
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've got to thank our tour guide, Mr Ifan for kindly explaining every inch of this place to us, that made the trip soooo much interesting! If we were to go by our own, we might miss out the Japan exhibition and video presentation

Thank mastikatniss
Forster, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Aceh Tsunami Museum during our shot stop over in Banda Aceh and were very glad we did. The entrance walk through the Tsunami tunnel which gives you the atmosphere was sobering in itself. You then are in a huge room with lots of individual terminals with graphic photos of both the earthquake and the tsunami. The video was... More 

Thank Anita T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place gave us memory and information about tsunami that happened on 2004. This place is awesome, definitely. They provide us videos, dioramas, pictures and a room that placed victim's names around its wall. I was shiverring inside. The place was clean, and friendly for all ages.

Thank elfridaz i
Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tsunami museum imposes with its wonderful architecture - and that's about it. The most impressive part is the beginning where one walks through a narrow wall with water and the roaring sound of the tsunami. The rest of the museum is sadly a bit run down, the 3rd floor was closed and it has no structure and does not... More 

Thank Federico M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I never imagine that this museum is very amazing and has very amazing modern architecture. I'm so in love with that! But the content of the museum is kind a lack. I suggest that this museum should add more content to the museum and english direction for foreign! I recommend this museum to visit if you come to Aceh

Thank naomiind
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have first visit to Banda Aceh on April in this year. I'm very excited because i want to know history of tragedy tsunami for years ago. I'm speechless when come to this museum because this museum remember me about almighty of God. For me there is one room that make my heart touched, so i also pray for victims

Thank Alfonsus T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

An informative museum on the tragic earthquake and tsunami that occurred in 2004. A lot of the displays are only in bahasa but you still get a sense of the destruction and terror that this incident caused. A tough but must visit museum.

Thank Joe M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Quite nice, especially the dark watery bridge.. they don't open the rooftop n the whole area is not clean, quite a letdown..

Thank Jeumpa B

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