Tsunami Historical Tour
The city of Banda Aceh, formerly named Kutaraja and also known as Rencong Land, is the capital of Aceh province. The Sultan Iskandar Muda international airport is about 30 minutes away by car. Many surfers from around the world frequent nearby Lhok Nga village during the winter months. The tropical climate gets quite hot after 10.00 am but is seldom above 30º C in the shade.
On 26 December 2004, Banda Aceh was struck by a tsunami that damaged about 60% of its buildings.