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 • Jawi تقاڠاون
Takengon is located in Indonesia
Coordinates: 4°36′N 96°51′E / 4.600°N 96.850°E / 4.600; 96.850Coordinates: 4°36′N 96°51′E / 4.600°N 96.850°E / 4.600; 96.850
Country Indonesia
Province Aceh
Regency Central Aceh Regency
 • Etnic: Aceh 80%, chinese 10%, minangkabau, gayo and javanese
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)

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.


Takengon is served by the Rembele Airport (IATA: TXEICAO: WITK), which on March 3, 2016 has been improved to accommodate bigger airplanes with 30x2,250 meter square runway, 95x150 meter square apron and 1,000 meter square terminal to serve up to 200,000 passengers per year.[1]



  1. ^ M Iqbal (March 2016). "Jokowi Hari Ini Resmikan Bandara Rembele di Takengon". Retrieved 2 March 2016.