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“Top attraction in Medan” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tjong A Fie's Mansion

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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Tucson, Arizona
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75 reviews 75 reviews
19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Top attraction in Medan”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Great old architecture, mansion was built in 1895. For 35,000 IR you get a guided tour by an English speaking guide of the entire mansion. Very interesting history.

Visited March 2014
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“A Fine Bit of Medan History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

The locals don't talk this up enough. The mansion and its contents are fabulous. It was far better than I expected. However, the family of Tjong A Fie do. One of the people at the desk was one of his granddaughters - a lovely connection. A small suggestion though - don't assume bule won't understand or want to participate in an Indonesian tour. We do and will!

Visited February 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Historical, worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Tjong A Fie's mansion is worth a short visit. This is the home of the richest man in Medan about a century ago. Don't forget to cross the street and try Tip Top. Another local cafe that has been around since 1920s.

Visited February 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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“A must for a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

A must for a visit to understand the history of Medan. Well prepared and maintained. Located in one of the historical area.

Visited January 2014
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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
“learn many things”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

if you want to learn medan history, can start from this place.
major tjong story was touch my heart. icon of chinese and malay people in medan.
must go...

Visited January 2014
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