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Tjong A Fie's Mansion

Jl. A Yani no 97-99, Medan, Indonesia
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Ranked #3 of 14 Attractions in Medan
Type: Museums, Cultural
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Very detailed explanation from a young guide. Many of the rooms in this old mansion are open for viewing by the public. Visitors are forbidden to use flash or take pictures in certain private areas. Entrance fee is 35000Rp but worth it.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

My friends went shopping at pasar ikan n I wasn't interested. As we walked along I noticed a Chinese roof n was inquisitive .Asked the locals there n they say its Medan's richest Chinese merchant. I went to have a look ,they said ,u can go to the museum down the road. Since we didn't have much time ,I went... More 

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Medan, Indonesia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Visited once and nothing much inside there. Place is just front of Tiptop Restaurant. Open daily and need to pay entrance fees of Rp 35,000 per person and they will provide guide to explain about the place (subject to availability of the guide). Ground floor is ok, you may see more things. However, for 1st floor most is just empty... More 

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Banjarmasin, Indonesia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I like coz it represent medan as multiculture city which contain arab hindi chinese and melayu as part of medan.. nice architecture

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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5 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

A truly hidden treasure until it was opened for public and tourism 4-5 years ago?? The house is still kept in fairly good condition and it is really a treasure. The entrance fees is Rph. 35.000 per person which I think is cheap as it is used to maintain and manage the house which I believe needs lots of money.... More 

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Jakarta
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Because I have a passion in architecture and interior, for me this house is very beautiful, most of the furnitures and other things are still original,not a reproduction. I fall in love with painting on the ceiling it so beautiful. Not only a nice house but the history behind this family has to learn for Indonesian and specially Chinese Indonesian.... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The house is a fine example of chinese overseas architecture and the guided visit is pleasant but it would improve with better maintenance.

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Medan
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Some people might like this some are just not fascinated by this, maybe i fall on the second category, it's a heritage of tjong a fie families, gave us insight about how they live their life in the past, but with entrance fee like that high i put too much expectation on this, trip could finished under 10 minutes, however... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The Tjong A Fie's Mansion is not huge but I can see the whole history of the town just by going to this place. There are lots of things that you can see and everything here is really maintained well. Well i would say it is a must place to visit.

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Denpasar, Indonesia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I appreciate the intention of keeping this building alive, so we may know the role of Tjong A Fie's during 1900's. I heard a lot of heroic stories from the locals about him. However, the building was managed with half-professional management. Guide was provided to walk you through their entire house, but somehow I got a very quiet guide, and... More 

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