"The Sultan's palace, a mosque & a lot more" Top 5 Page for this destination Medan by globetrott

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I had just about 1,5 hours in Belan, good enough for a first overview of the most beautiful sights...

  • Last visit to Medan: Mar 2009
  • Intro Updated May 19, 2009
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  • Dec 11, 2010 at 3:58 AM

    This interesting building in the traditional style, that was obviously recently built next to the Maimoon palace of the former Sultans of Belanda is "Meriam Puntung" or in english gun butts or cannon. This cannon is from year 1800...

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    Oct 13, 2010 at 5:31 AM

    I would love to go back to indonesia, Medan looks interesting to visit, great infos.

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    May 2, 2010 at 10:14 PM

    Hätte nicht gedacht, daß es so weit im Osten auch einen Sultan gegeben hat !

  • Oct 19, 2009 at 4:09 AM

    Tjong A Fie Mansion is now open to the public. Tourism may enter into to see the house and its contents. Only with the entry ticket IDR 35,000 included tour guide and a brief explanation of the history and architecture of the house.

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    Oct 3, 2009 at 4:48 PM

    Michael, it is great that you were able to have a good look at the mosque and palace, but it is not often that one gets 'thrown out of a mansion'!! Your min-bus ride sounds like quite an adventure too!

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    Sep 4, 2009 at 6:14 AM

    Hi Michael, good insight into the historical sights at Medan city! You finally made a trip to Asia :-)

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    Jun 4, 2009 at 10:18 AM

    The palace is certainly impressive and I like the look of the post office. Interesting multicultural town.

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    Jun 4, 2009 at 12:30 AM

    Witty local customs tips, they add something more to this great page, which is the standard by you!! hugs

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    May 25, 2009 at 11:17 AM

    you saw a lot for the nice trip. the architecture is very interesting as well we interior of Maimoon palace and al-Mashun mosque

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    May 24, 2009 at 8:59 PM

    ~ Hello, Michael! Thanks for your interesting story and pictures! Take care ! ~ <><><><>


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