Takengon Tourism, Indonesia

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Takengon is a town in Aceh, a province of Indonesia and is the seat (capital) of the Central Aceh Regency. The town is in the highlands of western Sumatra and situated on the shores of Lake Laut Tawar. The region around Takengon is well known for its coffee. 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. Nowadays Didong performed mainly as entertainment purposes. Takengon to Medan You can take numerous bus services from Payailang Bus Terminal. There is also a night bus that leaves at 20.00 to Medan run by Sampati Star bus service. Their ticket office is located at Payailang. You can also take private travel service which will pick you up on your location. Price for ticket rate from IDR 100K to IDR 150K (around USD 8- USD 13). It will took 10-12 hours from Takengon to Medan. Takengon to Banda Aceh You can also take numerous bus services or private travel from Payailang Bus Terminal. It took 8-10 hours from Takengon to Banda Aceh.


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Facts and Stats for Takengon*

  • Pollution Statistics in Takengon

    Know the pollution level of Takengon before you plan your visit.

    • Unattended dirt and garbage 37.5 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • Takengon: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Takengon for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Takengon.

    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25 (Low)
  • Living in Takengon - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 89.06 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 9.48 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 5 (Very Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.95 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Takengon

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Takengon

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.14 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 17.67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 14.67 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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