TAKENGON

TAKENGON

Takengon is a town in Aceh, a province of Indonesia and is the seat (capital) of the Central Aceh Regency. The indigenous people in Takengon are the Gayonese people or as they’re usually called, “urang Gayo”. The most of popular dance in this region is Didong. Formerly Didong used as tools by Islamic preacher to spreading Islamic teaching. In recent time, Didong usually is exhibited in important and special events, such as wedding party or welcoming ceremony in formal agenda.

Takengon is a remote town in the middle of the north Sumatra highlands. It is famous for its fish and coffee and for being close to the beautiful Laut Tawar Lake, which is well worth a visit. Some people consider the lake being one of the highlights in northern Sumatera with its charming fishing villages and clear mountain water. Also Takengon as a city is a relaxing place to be, consisting of a small but lively city center with a huge market selling all kind of goods. Due to the remote location of the city there are few tourists which means that the standard of the hotels is typcial indonesian. Notice that Takengon is a part of the partly sharia law governed Aceh-province. Alcohol and drugs are strictly prohibited. In this place, you can enjoy the beauty of “the country above the clouds”.

Sumber : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takengon
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