HomeBlogs Museum Negeri There is a museum in Banda Aceh located near the Governor's residence.
The main building of the Museum is a house built in a traditional style
by the Dutch Governor Van Swart in 1914. The museum has 3 floors filled
with antique weapons, gold jewelry, ceremonial costumes and household
furnishings. The 'Rumah Aceh' is an excellent example of traditional
architecture, built completely without nails, being held together by
cord and pegs. Among the exhibits is a big clock Cakra Donya, a gift
from China Emperor and brought to Aceh by the famed Admiral Cheng Ho in
1414. On the bell can be found a Chinese script, Sing Fang Niat Toeng
Juut Kat, no one knows what it really means.