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Tjong A Fie's Mansion

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Address: Jln. A. Yani 105, Medan 20111, Indonesia
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Old Rich House - Indonesian Chinese Style

Located in the middle of Medan City, this trip we would like to stop by to learn more about Indonesian Chinese 'old house' decor and design. We only spent around 30 minutes to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Jakarta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the middle of Medan City, this trip we would like to stop by to learn more about Indonesian Chinese 'old house' decor and design. We only spent around 30 minutes to view the rooms and there was a free tour guide who explained the area in English.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the "Must visit place in Medan", one of the historical spot in Medan. However, badly managed, need an improvement, especially the administration.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A place where you see many historical artifacts and the place is even bigger than the one i went to penang malaysia. Everything in here is very antique with high class historical records. What strikes me the most is the mansion is 1017 years old only setback was the place is prettty hard to find especially for first timers

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Denpasar, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So, origibally this place or i can call this big house was use by one of the founder of Medan City, name Tjong A Fie, just like its name. He was a chinese man that came to north sumatra for search some opportunity and job, and he married a local (melayu) girl. This house is so big, even now some... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very interesting experience in Medan and well worth the IR 35,000 admission fee. The historic residence of Tjong A Fie provides an excellent overview of The Straits Chinese history in Medan with photos, period furniture, and other items. I had a very knowledgeable English-speaking guide who answered all of my questions. There are many panels in English... More 

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Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very interesting place to visit!! he is the first famous and rich man in Medan, very generous person in that time. the mansion have -+4000 m2, and his grandchildren still inhabit its house.visiting hours from 9 am - 5 pm , and the admission fee Rp. 35.000/person.

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Medan, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

Visited Tjong A Fie while playing tourist in my hometown Medan, I wasn't disappointed. This old house brings us to the past and gives us bits and pieces about the old Medan. Filled with old photos, paintings and antiques, this house represents Medan as a melting pot of cultural diversity.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

The Peranakan or srait-born Chinese culture combines the best elements from Chinese, Indonesian and British-Dutch colonial styles. This mansion is just as fine as the mansions in Penang, Singapore or Melaka. It's a private palace with great inner architecture. I wanted to see it, because I have seen many pictures of it already in books about Peranakan culture and architecture.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

It is a 120year old building, belonged to one of Medan's richest Chinese tycoon in early 19th century. We feel like we were in those classi Chinese houses we see in films such as Wong Fei Hung or Fist of Fury. They provide a 20min guided your, but providing very limited information. The four of just enjoyed visiting this place... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

We were greeted by two very nice tour guides, who spoke excellent english. They couldn't wait to show us around Tjong A Fie's mansion, which has some amazing original features. The guide was very informative, and in between showing us around, talked to us about football, harry potter, and anything else. It's a bargain at 35,000 each, and well worth... More 

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