Pigeon Park in Aceh, maybe many tourists not familiar with this place. This park is located in Gampong Glee Karong, Indrapuri, Aceh, North Sumatra.
At first, Aceh was known as Aceh Darussalam from 1511 to 1959, the Special Region of Aceh from 1951 to 2001, Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam from 2001 to 2009 and 2009 until now known as Aceh. But since ancient times the City of Aceh has been dubbed as “Port to Mecca”.
The typical flora in Aceh is Cempaka Yellow also known as the Flower Jeumpa. This plant has a distinctive scented aroma and the color of flowers there are yellow, orange or white.
While the typical fauna of Aceh is Cempala Kuneng or Kucica Tail Yellow (Trichixos Pyrropygus). This bird is the mascot of Aceh Province. The medium-sized Cempala Kuneng bird has a length of 21 cm. Chest, stomach, and tail are reddish yellow. Head, back, and ends of black tail feathers. The eyebrows are white for the male Yellow Cempala Kuneng.
This time we will discuss the birds, but the birds that will be discussed not the Cempala Kuneng Bird but the pigeon. Pigeon is an independent animal because it can build the cage by collecting the branches of trees and other natural materials on the ledge, soil or also in the trees. This pigeon eats grains and fruits.
Burung Dara tourism park in Aceh is still felt foreign by local tourists who are outside the city of Aceh other than that because this place is not long standing.
The owner of Bird Park is named Mursalin Nagaya, a native of Indrapuri, Aceh, North Sumatra. A 42-year-old man was admitted inspired when he watched video on Youtube that shows a tourist attraction abroad has hundreds or even thousands of pigeons.
“Abroad hundreds or even thousands of pigeons or pigeons can be an interesting thing to be a tourist attraction, people can take pictures, relax and so on”, said Mursalin Nagaya the owner of Pigeon Park.
Many people who think of pigeons are a pet in the countryside, whereas the birds can be interesting things to promote tourism in Indonesia.
He converted a tennis court belonging to his family into a pigeon tourism place. This place is made with a relaxed style overlooking the forest as a natural panorama. You can enjoy food and drink accompanied by birds, pigeons that paced back and forth and beautiful natural scenery.
Learning from Youtube, Mursalin combines natural beauty, birds and culinary. According to him, these three things become a strong attraction to undergo a hobby as well as opening a great business opportunity.
Although it has only been open for a month and has not fully operated yet, many people have been enthusiastic about this pigeon tourism park. A lot of people who accidentally stop by to see the beauty presented this pigeon tourism park.
Currently, Mursalin is also preparing a number of other facilities, such as camping, swimming pool, fishing pond, outbound and many other facilities.
Mursalin makes this pigeon tourism as an environmentally friendly place. All the elements of the building which is no longer used, such as iron or wood.
According to most visitors, this pigeon park is a comfortable place, cool air, and scenery is still natural. These pigeon sights make eco-friendly tours become more affordable.
You only spend Rp. 2,000 for feeding birds and Rp. 3,000 for photos with birds and the files will be sent directly to your phone. This pigeon park is open daily from 9 am to 12 pm.
Pigeon tourism park presents a positive alternative tour because in addition to environmentally friendly you can also add education point in this place. This place is a must visit when you are going to Aceh, North Sumatra. But do not forget to keep and protect the nature by not polluting or destroying the beauty of this Pigeon Park in Aceh.