Medan (Jawi: ميدن, Batak: ᯔᯮᯑ᯲, Chinese: 棉蘭, Tamil: மேடான், Indonesian pronunciation: [meˈdan]); is the capital of North Sumatra province in Indonesia. Located along the northeastern coast of Sumatra island, Medan is the fourth biggest city by population in Indonesia, behind Jakarta, Surabaya and Bandung. With 2,097,610 inhabitants at the 2010 census, Medan remains the largest settlement outside Java island and enjoys a diversity of multicultural peoples. Bordered by the Strait of Malacca, Medan is a busy trading city around the island as located near the strait which is one of the most important shipping lanes in the world. Medan is the gateway to the western part of Indonesia, accessible via the Port of Belawan and Kuala Namu International Airport, stated the city as the third largest city in the country by economy after Jakarta and Surabaya, this city economy is linked well with Malaysian cities (especially Penang and Kuala Lumpur) and Singapore by trade, service and natural resource exchanges. Both the seaport and the airport are connected to the city center via toll road and railway. Medan also became the first city in Indonesia to have an airport supported with train service.
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4.5 based on 1 reviews
We Are First and Biggest Airport Train Services in Indonesia. We provide a smart chocice and convinient tarnsport to the City trough Exclusive Railway
Tried this airport trains from Medan to Kualanamu on the way back Jakata. Surprisingly it is fast, easy and hassle free 30 minutes train ride. Recommended. Will use this again rather than stuck 1,5 hours in traffic.
4.5 based on 195 reviews
Medan has 2 inculturation church. One is in the city's suburb, the other is in Berastagi which needs to drive around 3 hours to reach there. This annai velangkani church is indian tamil inculturation. The other one is Bataknese (local) inculturation.
Annai velangkani holds misa in Bahasa Indonesia, Tamil, and also English.
It has a store downstair which you can buy Rosario, cloth, etc. You can refill your bottle with holy water from the tap on the back.
4 based on 465 reviews
Many original objects show living style of probably most important Chinese man in history of Medan.
All signs are also in English so it’s easy to go through exhibition by yourself. And all rooms are accessible including kitchen and toilets.
You will easily spend an hour wandering around. It’s also much less crowded than Maimun. Definitely worth 35000.
4.5 based on 98 reviews
This Buddha temple is majestic in its size as it is in experience. The tour is great, incl the happiness coffee in the cafe. Brewed especially for you. I visited at the afternoon of the Starbucks shooting in Jakarta in January and engaged in interesting discussions about the Buddhist way to deal with evil in the world. The visit truly inspired me and still does. Highly recommend a visit.. The level of inspiration depends of course on each individual state of mind and set of believes.
4 based on 132 reviews
We drove over the Highland without making a stop . On the other hand we've made a stop in Berastagi itself where we walked over a small Marketplace with tons of fruit and vegetables . Attraction apparently was a ride on ( wild ? ) horses with young men almost excited as the horses were. Not to recommend , unless you're a seasoned equestrian !
4 based on 429 reviews
Fascinating building. Be aware that you'll need to cover up (clothing available to hire) especially women. Shorts not acceptable for men. Guides will show you around for a fee. Avoid prayer times. A visit probably won't fill more than an hour or so.
4 based on 106 reviews
A huge shopping mall with lots of branded shops and restaurants (similar to Singapore). We watched The Mummy movie at the Cinema XXI. Good experience. There was a Lottemart at the basement of the mall.
4.5 based on 45 reviews
Actually we asked our tuk tuk driver to bring us to Vihara Gunung Timur, but he brought us to this Maha Vihara Buddhist temple. We were happy to see this place. Its very big and can accommodate few thousands devotees in one prayer session. The temple environment is very calm and peaceful. Cannot capture photoa inside the alter. So just follow the rules. Dress appropriately.
4 based on 74 reviews
It's expensive 150.000 Idr but you get a free english speeking guide. There are over 2000 animals most of them killed by the ohwner. They have copied good wild live situations. Only the transcriptions are not allways writh. Piquins from Europe?
3.5 based on 622 reviews
ISTANA MAIMUN, MEDAN, SUMATRA, Indonesia
Jl. Brigjend Katamso (Sukaraja), Medan,
We were enroute to the Medan International Airport from our tour of Lake Toba and as we had a few hours to kill we decided to visit Maimun Palace or Istana Maimun as the locals called it. The once royal palace of the Sultanate of Deli is now a museum. It historical status and unique design makes it a well-known landmark in Medan visited by tourists and popular with the locals as well.
Designed by a Dutch architect, built by the Sultan Ma’mun and completed in 1898, the palace covers 2,772 square meters and has 30 rooms. The palace has a combine elements of Islamic and Indian architecture and Malay cultural heritage. We can see furniture and fittings from Europe giving it an international taste.
You can easily navigate around the place however a guide will provide you with more insights and point out the important places for you to take pictures or take pictures of you. You can even rent traditional clothes and have your pictures taken with the historical environment.
Open from 8AM to 5PM there is no entrance fee, however tourists are expected to give a voluntary donation.
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