Tjong A Fie's Mansion, Medan

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Take a tour of Tjong A Fie's Mansion to get a sense of the hybrid Chinese-European architectural style typical of Peranakan Cina--ethnic Chinese who emigrated to the Malay peninsula. Completed in 1900, the mansion belonged to the eponymous Chinese magnate who came to own much of the land in Medan through his plantations. A guide provides a basic overview of each room, as well as some background on the family and the legacy of Tjong A Fie. If the tour seems to be over too quickly, ask to continue looking around, and you can wander through the elegantly decorated rooms at your leisure. Plan your visit to Tjong A Fie's Mansion and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Medan attractions planner .
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  • The greatness of the Chinese Commander is already known from the history of the city of medan. The relics are still being treated as a witness to history
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  • this place leaves a historic story about one of the richest people in the city of Medan (colonial era), but unfortunately the local government does not keep the condition of the building and the envir...  more »
  • 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 a...  more »
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  • It's a beautiful place to visit and learn about the history of the acculturation of Malay and Chinese culture in North Sumatera by Tjong A Fie. Entrance fee is IDR 35K and it includes a free tour, guided by a bilingual guide. First you may have a tour, and then if you wish, you may roam around in the permitted area and take some pictures. Note that some areas of the house are not to be photographed nor accessed. The guides may also be on break during lunch time so coming before noon or around 2 pm is recommended.
  • A great place to learn the history of Tjong A Fie and his legacy in Medan. This mansion is actually the original house where he stayed, so most of the items in displayed are original. And some of them dated till the 1900s! There are a few people that works as the tour guide, and they are very knowledgable about the place. The place is very clean and very well preserved, considering that it is very old. The ceiling arts are still visible and the original wooden floor are still intact. This is the perfect place to learn history of Medan and Tjong A Fie itself. Note that there are no parking space available and parking is only available in the street. The street may get crowded so finding a parking space can be quite challenging.
  • One of the most historical museum at Medan City. The building are beautiful. You can take a lot of pictures here. And learn history as well. Admission fee is not too expensive.
  • One the remaining few preserved peranakan treasure left in indonesia. You can see walk around the many rooms and wings of the grand house and relive the glitzy pastime of the peranakans whose influence are major in Medan. The grandeur of this building has seen better days but it’s definitely really worth a visit.
  • The place and site itself is beautiful, worth a visit. But the tour guide is terrible. Asked for english guide but reluctant to speak english Despite the fact that she can speak. Very rushed, didn't allow the visitors to take their time and admire the history and culture of the place. They should really increase the hospitality aspect of the place.

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