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Tjong A Fie's Mansion

Jl. A Yani, Medan, Indonesia
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Ranked #3 of 16 attractions in Medan
Type: Museums
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Very interesting museum, the guy that did the tour was fun; many links with Dutch colony etcetera. One of Medan's highlights

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Medan, Indonesia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This attraction is not bad especially if you have never visited an old chinese mansion before. With entrance fee as much as cinema fee in this city at weekday, you can feel you are traveled in time back for 100 years ago.. The mansion is owned by the richest people in Medan by that time, which come from China. Although... More

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Jakarta
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Very spacious house, well-maintained and preserved, well-known guide. A flash back to when staying at Grandpa house, seeing the doors, the windows with its handle...

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Perth, Australia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

"There on the earth where I stand. I hold the sky. Success and glory consist not in what I have gotten but in what I have given."- Tjong A Fie. That is the very highlight for me in this attraction. Very interesting but I think the Tjong A Fie's mansion in Penang, Malaysia is a lot better. He built this... More

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Tampa, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Being assigned with a guide that rush to compete his job. Didn't have much enthusiastic explaining this hero house of Medan. Building not really well kept but the display are fantastic as they are original (according to the guide, except the Dr. Sun Yat Sen calligraphy). Watch out when climbing to 2nd floor as the staircase holder shaky and flimsy.... More

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Tasikmalaya, Jawa Barat, Indonesia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

when you come to Medan, spare some time to come to this place, you'll feel like returning to the past. the things inside this building are all amazing, the architecture, the furniture, the stairs, the windows, the old telephone, the rooms, the old magazine, etc are jaw dropping!

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Really interesting insight into turn-of-the -century Medan in this large house belonging to a wealthy Chinese businessman; well worth a visit

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

it is just like a time machines. slash back the time. must visit. it is a rich chinese medan mansion in the past. so many culture mix of chinese and indonesia (melayu)

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

you also can eat at front this place have a old restaurant with a good price.. i think is more better if you go with this place by walk because you can see many old building close with this place

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
50 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Though this building is not as spectacular as the Peranakan buildings one may find in Malacca, and Singapore, it was well preserved considering that it is in Medan. The building is such a contrast to other buildings surrounding it so it was easy to spot. There's not much description provided on the building. If you are interested in Peranakan culture... More

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