Medan can be said as the gateway of many tourist attractions in North Sumatra. If you are thinking about visiting Medan, then this Medan attraction placecan be a good recommendation for you.
- Tour Tjong A Fie Mansion
If you’ve already seen the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion in Penang regency, Malaysia, then maybe this mansion would be a bit familiar. It is because the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion is actually the relative of this Tjong A Fie Mansion, so there are some similarities between the two buildings.
Truthfully, this place is one of the most unique mansion that you’ve ever seen. It is no wonder that this place is one of the top tourist attractions in Medan regency. Visiting this mansion will give you a glimpse about how people lived in the area around the 1900s. To get a closer look of this mansion, it is recommended for you to take a guided tour. It takes about 1 hours to make a complete round. You will get a complete story about the history of this place from the attentive guides. Inside, all ornate decorations from this mansion is truly beautiful. There is also a pretty garden around it which is famous for its beauty.
- Masjid Raya Al Mashun
Masjid Raya Al Mashun, or simply referred as Masjid Raya, is known to be the main mosque of Medan regency. This beautiful Medan attraction place is known being one of the prettiest mosque in Indonesia. This mosque was built by using beautiful imported building materials, like Italian marble. Even the smallest detail in this mosque was built carefully, so it is no wonder if the result is truly exquisite. For example, you may see stained glass which touches every part of this mosque. There are also wonderful emerald green tiles as its floor. The mosque is topped with beautifully made elegant domes with dark color.
Even though you aren’t Muslim, you also can enter to see the beauty of this mosque if you visit outside prayers hours. Keep in your mind that you must dress respectfully in the mosque area.
- Museum of North Sumatra
The Museum of North Sumatra can be said as the best museum in the Medan city. This is a must-visit place in Medan area, especially if you want to know about the realistic history and magnificent culture of the North Sumatra province. Inside the museums, you will find beautiful galleries that will tell you about the story ofNorth Sumatran history in different periods. It will take you through the era of Hindu, Buddhist, and Muslim governance as well as the colonial period of Dutch. The museum is full of ancient weaponry that has been used at that time. There are also farming equipment, textiles, and sculptures. One of the most stood out thing in that museum is some wooden coffins which has been made in the form of amazing dragons. Make sure that you don’t forget to see it when you are visiting this Medan attraction place.