Hello Steemit Community
On a vacation to Aceh, a traveler needs to know some unique facts related to this province in the western tip of Indonesia.
Aceh is a special autonomous region in Indonesia, in addition to DKI Jakarta and Yogyakarta Special Region.
No wonder that Aceh has several unique things that make it special.
These unique things consist of a variety of things from legal provisions, tourist areas, to culture such as women with the most expensive dowry.
Next I summarize some unique things and facts about Aceh that you can meet with regard to the province of Aceh.
Mosque with Underground Parking
Baiturrahman Grand Mosque in Banda Aceh, besides being one of the most beautiful mosques in Indonesia, also has underground parking facilities.
The underground parking area of the Baiturrahman Grand Mosque is certainly no less fun than underground parking in a Mall or a star hotel.
Have Special Rules and Whip Law
Aceh is a special region with special rules so that the province has the privilege of making its own legal rule, the Qanun.
The Province of Aceh makes laws based on Islamic law.
With this legal basis, Aceh enforces caning for those who commit immoral acts such as stealing, gambling to adultery.
Museum of Tsunami and Mass Grave
Aceh was once hit by a sad tragedy, namely the earthquake and tsunami that occurred on December 26, 2004.
To commemorate this, the Tsunami Museum was built to commemorate the tragedy of the disaster.
The Tsunami Museum is the only museum with a tsunami theme in the world.
Not only that, because of the disaster Aceh has a mass grave of victims who died after the Tsunami.
A Paradise for Coffee Lovers
For coffee lovers will surely agree if Aceh becomes an area for coffee fans.
There are many types of coffee with a distinctive taste from Aceh such as Gayo coffee and Ulee Kareng coffee.
Therefore, you can find thousands of coffee shops in various places from big cities to rural areas in Aceh.
And most of the coffee in Aceh is open 24 hours.
Woman with the Second Most Expensive Mahar
Acehnese women are known to have the most expensive dowry because of their beauty.
The majority of Acehnese women come from a mixture of many races in the world such as ethnic Chinese, Indians, Europeans to Arabs, so their appearance is not in doubt.
Mahar in Aceh is calculated in units of gold mayam. Equivalent to 3.33 grams of 24 carat pure gold which has a price of Rp550 thousand per gram.
Mahar female Aceh range from 5 to 50 mayam.
If the woman asks for 20 mayam gold, then that means you have to pay around Rp. 36 million, not including wedding costs.
Has Two Non-World Heritage Sites from UNESCO
The Aceh region has two non-objects world heritage established by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization).
In July 2004, UNESCO determined that Sumatra's Tropical Rain Forest as a non-material world heritage included Gunung Leuser National Park, where 70% of the forest area is in Aceh province.
Gunung Leuser National Park is one of the most important conservation areas on earth.
As a conservation area where wild rhinos, orangutans, elephants and Sumatran tigers live in one area.
Then, in 2011 the Saman Dance became one of the non-world heritage objects.
The most female hero in the world
It is known that 2 women fighters in Aceh entered into 7 Warlord Women in The Lord namely Admiral Keumalahayati and Commander Cut Nyak Dhien.
Even the two generals are included in the ranks of 10 Best Female Warriors at All Time and Women Warriors in South East Asia.
In the history of Indonesia, there were at least 11 Acehnese women who fought from the era of the Samudra Pasai Sultanate to the Dutch colonial era.
Some of the names of these women are Ratu Nahrisyah, Sri Ratu Tajul Alam Safiatuddin Syah, Sri Sultan Nurul-Alam Naqiatuddin Syah, Sultanah Inayat Zakiatuddin Syah, Ratu Kamalat Zainatuddin Syah.
Then Admiral Malahayati or "Keumalahayati", Cut Nyak Dhien, Cut Meutia, Pocut Baren, Pocut Meurah Intan, and finally a great female ulema named Teungku Fakinah.
Some Regulations that Only Exist in Aceh
Aceh Province has some special rules, such as when on campus it is prohibited to wear tight and transparent clothing.
Then not allowed to wear T-shirts and long-haired.
Especially for female students, they are not allowed to wear pants and must wear skirts.
When you travel to Aceh, women are required to use a head covering to respect the local culture.
And also don't go out above 10 pm especially for women.
Well, those are some Unique Facts in Aceh, one of which is the expensive dowry for women
Warm Regards, Let's Have Fun
Don't delay Happiness