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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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Medan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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7 attraction reviews
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Lansing, Illinois
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This was the only attraction we visited outside of the big mall across the railroad tracks. We were sick most of the visit to Medan. This house has some history and is an interesting walk through an area that has quietly rotted away since being built before 1940

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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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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28 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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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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