Have you ever heard a story about land above the clouds ? Do you believe it ? Have you been there ? Actually. What’s land above the clouds and where is it ? Have you ever wanted to taste the clouds in your hair and run the mist through your fingers ? for some people it’s folk, but for me it’s a feeling. A feeling that appeared when we stepped on the land namely “Takengon, Central Aceh – Gayo Highland”.
Takengon, Central Aceh – The Land above the clouds
Aceh Tengah (Central Aceh) is a regency in Aceh Province with Takengon as capital. Located in highland of cold weather called “Gayo Highland” with average height between 1200 to 1700 meters above the sea level (mdpl), making this area surrounded by mountains and natural forest at a high altitude. This area offers charming scenery that creating an awe–inspiring sight where you can see the forming of clouds and their subtle movement just before your eyes. An experience that will make you feel like you are standing above the clouds. It makes the reason why people called as “Negeri diatas awan” (land above the clouds).
Takengon, Central Aceh has a unique blend of local culture, tourist object, stunning natural beauty and culinary delight. lake and mountains are important icons that make this area one of the reasons tourist visit Aceh. The lake namely “Lut Tawar lake”, the largest lake in the province of Aceh. This lake also has naturally unique habitat, such as fish called “Depik”, which can not be found in other areas. In addition to lake lut tawar, you can also enjoy other tourist attractions sites such as Pantan Terong, Bur Gayo, Lancuk Leweng and many other tourist attraction. This place is also very suitable for camping, you can set up a tent and feel cold sensation.
In addition to its beautiful natural charm attractiveness, called as “the land above the clouds” , Takengon, Central Aceh is well known for its delicious coffee commodities “Gayo Coffee”. Coffee is main contribution to people livelihood. The main commodity sector of the area (gayo coffee) has been known in the world for the best quality and distinctive flavor. When visiting Takengon, it is recommended to enjoy the beauty of Takengon, Central Aceh while slipping a delicious coffee. Some coffee shops will serve you a cup of gayo coffee.
For those reasons, This is what paradise on earth looks like. It’s as close to heaven as you can get. All those things trying to tell world that there is a piece of heaven’s land in Takengon, Central Aceh –Gayo Highland dubbed as “the land above the cloud”, region of coffee-producing plains with its uniqueness that cannot be found in other areas. (AY).
“Better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times…,”
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