Aceh Besar is one of the Regencies in the Province of Nangroe Aceh Darussalam which was established in the late 1970s. Initially, the capital city of Aceh Besar was in Banda Aceh. However, after the city of Banda Aceh split into a municipality, the Regency capital was moved to Jantho in the Seulawah Mountains.

The tourism potential in Aceh Besar is enormous. Not surprisingly, Aceh Besar is one of the cities in Aceh whose economy is quite good. Despite being one of the cities that was hit by the tsunami quite badly about 14 years ago, but the city continues to improve itself. Some tourist destinations are also ready to welcome us for a vacation there.