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“Nice place”

Aceh Tsunami Museum
Ranked #2 of 42 things to do in Banda Aceh
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

A nice place to visit...however it is not very well organised for the exhibits in there...most of the simulation is not really working any more...generally photos in there...you can plan to be there and finished within 1/2 hour!

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Reviewed August 13, 2013

While the museum's design is interesting if you like modern architecture, there was nothing particularly memorable about the exhibits inside (like many museums in Asia...). However, behind the the museum or so is the rather interesting and the largest Dutch military cemetery outside the Netherlands with the names of everyone killed in the Aceh wars inscribed by the front gate. If you are also Dutch, it might be interesting to have a look at it...

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Reviewed July 9, 2013

The building architecturally is very interestering with its spiral walk way. Found the exhibits and film sobering and provided photos and info re the earthquake and tsunami that we were unaware of. I say it is uplifting because what is now Banda Aceh has been almost been completely rebuilt, and people have got back to their lives without continually dwelling on the past every day. The people of BA are genuinely friendly.

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

The collections of the museum is nice. But some are broken and need to be repaired. I love to hang out in the library room, because there are a lot of interesting books to read.

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Reviewed July 7, 2013

Disappointed as just tried to go to the museum but it's closed on a Monday....only in Aceh for the day so will miss it this trip unfortunately. I did get a driver to take me to the tanker ship that the tsunami dumped 5km from the sea though..... This ship is huge and gives you an insite into just how powerful the tsunami was and the devistation it caused. Some of the pictures in the gallery there ate a little disturbing and bought a fre tears. I also managed to see the boat on a house roof. Banda Aceh have recovered well from such an awful ordeal but good to see they are remembering in some ways too. As a final point the people in Banda Aceh are so happy, warm
and helpful, very different to other Indonesian cities that I've experienced.

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