"MEDAN - Tanah MELAYU DELI" Medan by meiyergani

Medan Travel Guide: 258 reviews and 598 photos


The Gateway to an Indonesian Natural wonder LAKE TOBA is MEDAN, the capital city of North Sumatera Province, an Indonesian 4th rank city after Jakarta, Surabaya and Bandung.
A very friendship and dynamic of its peoples is one of interesting points as the reflection of the dynamic of its Batak Tribe, beside a wellknown tourist destination LAKE TOBA , Brastagi, and Bahorok Conservation Park.
Masjid AL-MASHUN, a grand mosque was built in 1906 by Sulthan Ma'moen Al-Rasyid Perkasa Alamsyah is a Mascot of Medan City, the gothic architectural building, if you visit Medan, don't miss to see this historical place


LAPANGAN MERDEKA or Merdeka SQuare is one of peoples center, peoples cater to this place for a morning or afternoon exercise, fro jogging and gymnastic, a play ground for children.
Lapangan Merdeka was also a place recognized with various kinds of Cuisine, Medan's wellknown food Vaganza, enjoy your diner here is a uniQue experience. On the other hand you could find many restaurants in almost every corner of the city, you could find and choice by yourself from Chinese foods, Java foods, and Indonesian wellknown Padang Food


the picture behind is Istana (castle) MAIMUN is Raja Deli palace, located 200 meters away from Masjid Al-MASHUN

Medan since long ago was part of the Deli Sultanate, a trading center which connected to neighboring country and even with European country, in supporting the trade, the Sultanate provide an important harbor called Belawan, which is the sea link to Penang, Malaysia,and another country in Europe.
Medan at present was Indonesia's western international gateway which maintains regular flight to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Amsterdam and Vienna. Additionally, there are several air connections between Medan and Jakarta, and other destinations in Sumatra.Replacing an old Airport "POLONIA" which located right at Medan downtown, just 2 km from city center, since July 2013 all flight were landed at the New Airport which located 39 KM away from Medan city to the east, KUALANAMU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT which located at Deli Serdang District %c

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  • Pros:The Capital city of North Sumatra
  • In a nutshell:A Big City in Sumatra island
  • Last visit to Medan: Jun 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Dec 25, 2015 at 5:03 AM

    I was in Medan a few years ago and stayed just 100 meters away from that mosque you have on the main picture. Very friendly city.

    • meiyergani's Profile Photo
      Jan 6, 2016 at 3:56 AM

      yes ....you are right.....there are many accommodation around the mosque along Sisingamangaraja street......

  • davidjo's Profile Photo
    Oct 18, 2015 at 8:53 PM

    I arrived in Medan twice with the hydrofoil from Penang, not really my favorite place, glad to get to Berastagi or B Lawang

    • meiyergani's Profile Photo
      Oct 18, 2015 at 9:20 PM

      Yes...Medan seaport is not popular for tourist, except for local where they come to the port nearby to buy some ceramics in a good price ...
      Brastagi and Bukit Lawang were very popular for tourist...


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