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Heritage Sites

Mesjid Besar Baiturrahman

Baiturrahim Mosque, Ulee Lheue
Rumoh Aceh
Royal Mausoleum,
  Kampung Pande

Royal Mausoleum Complex,
  Kandang Meuh

Royal Mausoleum of
  Sultan Iskandar Muda

Pintho Khop
Kandang XII at Keraton Village
The War Cemetery
  of Kerkhof Peutjoet

Gate to Dutch Cemetery
Governor's House
High School Building
Former Telecommunications
  Building

Former Water Tower
Former Water Storage Building
Former Railway Station
Gedung Joeang (Juang),
  Keraton Compound

Old Dutch House in Blang
  Padang Area

Old Dutch House
  in Keraton Area

Bank Indonesia Building
Old Chinese Shophouses
Catholic Church
Proclamation Monument
Historical Aircraft Monument
  RI.001 Seulawah

Tjut Nyak Dhien House

 
 

 

Pintho Khop & Gunongan

Pintho Khop, also called Pintu Aceh, is the palace gate to the compound of the Gunongan complex. The Pintu Khop and Gunongan are set in the Taman Sari, a pleasure garden near the Krueng Daroy river, landscaped for the enjoyment of the Queen. This complex was reputedly built by Sultan Iskandar Muda in the early 1700’s for his wife, a princess from the Malay Peninsula , to remind her of the mountainous landscape of her homeland. Gunongan is a man-made miniature mountain made of stone and plaster. A symbol of Aceh, the image of this lovely monument was used to decorate jewelry and coins. The architecture has influences from Hinduism even though it was built during the Muslim kingdom of Aceh Darussalam. There is a gate that leads up to the top.

Kandang Gunongan

Kandang Gunongan is the grave of Sultan Iskandar Thani, built by his wife, the daughter of Iskandar Muda, Sri Ratu Safiatuddin. Iskandar Thani was favored by Sultan Iskandar Muda and was given his daughter as wife and also inherited the sultanate. It is centrally located, not far from Kerkhof.

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