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“The best museum at Medan”

Tjong A Fie's Mansion
Ranked #2 of 53 things to do in Medan
Certificate of Excellence
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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“The best museum at Medan”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

I love to visit a museum or gallery and Tjong A Fie's Mansion is one of the best. It's really authentic and showing of the great Tjong A Fie's. It's even much better than Istana Maimoon which nearby from the Mansion.

Visited May 2013
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
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English first
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The Big House”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Amazing residence in the centre of Medan. Beautiful building with a great history. Well worth a visit

Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Richard H
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melbourne australia
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed May 11, 2013

Had a good English speaking guide here, who didnt just stick to the guide banter but told us many little stories about the family and Medan history. Lovely house in the middle of a big noisy city.

Visited May 2013
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Asia
Level 6 Contributor
25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Glorious Past”
Reviewed May 5, 2013

It is hard to believe that Medan has a treasure like Tjong A Fie's Mansion. I am glad that I went there. Visitors will get a glimpse of the riches that Medan's economical and political elite possessed in the past.
It is reminded me a lot of one Peranakan museum I once visited in Singapore. Just a little bit less maintained but still good enough.
Since Medan is not blessed with many interesting tourists sites this is a must-see to me. Entrance fee I believe was 30,000 IDR. Money well spent. Included in the entrance fee is a guide that speaks both English and Indonesian. The explanations given were a bit robotic but I was grateful to get information on the culture and the family that built the house. Descendents apparently still live in one to the wings.
It would be great if they had a small cafe in the garden for some refreshments.

Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Q-Cuppster
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Makassar, Indonesia
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Chinese Heritage in Medan”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

Tjong A Fie mansion is a beautiful building, still well preserved, despite dusty in some places. I only took some photos here, but I didn't get too much information because maybe I came in the wrong time.

Visited January 2013
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