Things to do in Medan

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  • David R
    Sydney, Australia147 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very interesting mansion. The family history was interesting. The guide was a bit uncertain with his English so he wasn't offering as much information as we realised another guide was offering but he tried.
    Written 12 February 2024
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  • Michael Anbumani
    Seremban, Malaysia329 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the best tourists destination in Indonesia. A beautiful and amazing Multi-cultural great architecture. Thousands of faithfuls, Christians and non Christians throng together everyday to get he and blessed. There is a natural spring water come from under the stature of Annai Velangkanni. Pure and can drink. We have visited for more than 10 times. Thanks to Fr. James for providing accommodation.
    Written 27 April 2023
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  • Stephen L
    London, UK78 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just a stone’s throw from Maimun Palace, this building is in similar Indo-Saracenic style, and - to this reviewer at least - a much more worthwhile visit. The main hall is elaborately decorated, its dome sporting a huge chandelier in the centre. Around the building there are clean, well kept cloisters overlooking the grounds. The overall effect is imposing and peaceful rather than likeable, but it’s definitely worth a visit. If you’re a ‘bule’ (foreigner) a donation will be expected.
    Written 8 October 2019
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  • CalvinHo618
    Bukit Mertajam, Malaysia7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent place and beautiful place. Inside the temple there is a Vegetarian Restaurant called Teko Healthy Vegetarian Restaurant. The price is reasonable! Give it a try. Many choices and dishes. Wifi available too. Cheers from Malaysia!
    Written 19 September 2019
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  • Tomgient
    Medan, Indonesia11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The beauty of the idol island lies in its shaded blue beaches and the large number of large rocks,
    There are many activities that can be done by tourists, such as enjoying the beauty of the island by going around the island, snorkeling, diving, trekking and riding to the lighthouse. Surely any activities carried out in this place should not not ride the lighthouse to see the scenery around the island more clearly
    Written 23 November 2019
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  • Don M
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful area of Sumatra. The active volcano was cool to see. There is a restaurant there, farm to plate, Gundaling restaurant, excellent. loved the atmosphere, food was great and freshest milk i have had anywhere in my travels.
    Written 20 June 2022
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  • Leonardi L
    2 442 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Istana maimun, it's a local melayu palace calld maimun, located close to masjid raya, medan, north sumaatera ...
    Its a nice istana, well maintained, just a bit rough front yard area, its a huge area ...
    To enter the istana, you must take a ticket ...
    Written 11 October 2023
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  • Lian Tiong G
    Subang Jaya, Malaysia3 637 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Relatively new mall and observing safety and health SOP for the comfort of customers. Body temperature monitoring and hand wash available at main entrances. Visitors to the mall generally wore masks. Not too crowded by visiting around 11 am to avoid unneccessary exposure. We had our lunch at the Paradise Dynastry restaurant which also observed temperature monitoring and hand sanitising at entrance. Fork and spoon in hot water are provided for more assurance. Picked up a few items from the ACE and done with the shopping and left for home to stay safe. A short Saturday noon outing break. Cheers.
    Written 24 October 2020
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  • Tomgient
    Medan, Indonesia11 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    many exciting and challenging rides, this amusement park also comes with attractive decorations in a variety of themes. Towards weekends and holidays, this place is always full of visitors.
    Once satisfied to surround the playground, buddy traveler can take a walk in the Greenhill tourist area. This place is specifically designed to highlight the feel of nature.
    Written 23 November 2019
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  • SC-TADoc
    Brisbane, Australia215 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A visit to this museum will give you an appreciation and understanding of the people groups and their culture of the province of North Sumatra, Medan being the principal city. Allocate 2 hours, and try to go as soon as the museum opens since some rooms are not air conditioned. Two school groups were there at the same time which made the visit a little unpleasant as some were unruly, but it was nice to connect with some younger, friendly Indonesians. Worth the visit. The entrance fee is insanely cheap and you pay for it at the kiosk at the entrance to the property, not in the building.
    Written 14 June 2020
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  • Marco&Vina
    93 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Large structure with many statues of Buddha, one very large is positioned outside and you can touch his big belly for good luck. This temple welcomes all ethnic groups and religions. You can also take photos, to visit if you are nearby or interested!
    Written 29 August 2020
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  • Aditya Setiawan
    Medan, Indonesia148 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I'm so proud of Medan, one of the most multicultural cities in Indonesia. There's a special place called Little India. They have a beautiful Hindu Temple here. Festive and colorful. You can enter the temple for free. However, you can donate money to support the temple. Please take off your shoes before entering the main room. Not far from the temple, there's a foodcourt named Pagaruyung and Sun Plaza.
    Written 14 January 2020
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