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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. Put Tjong A Fie's Mansion into our Medan trip itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Medan.
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TripAdvisor
  • Chinese roots mixed fussion with local and both win. House layout and fuctionality. Principal of chinese building accent really amazing.  more »
  • This is a private museum, so the entrance ticket costs 50,000 Rupiahs, including a guide . Our guide is a college student, who is very active and cute. He gave us a brief history of he most wealthiest...  more »
  • Medan is famous as a trade city. To see the trace of a successful businessman and the well respected head of the Chinese Community Tjong A Fie, it is recommended to visit this beautiful place.  more »
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  • One of the few remaining historical sights in Medan and thus probably a must see. Beautiful rooms with high ceilings. The displayed items would need better explanation; also the guide that can be booked predominantly told about the family's illustrious history. Thus the many pictures' story remained unclear.
  • It was a great mansion back then, but many of their collections has gone. The maintenance is also bad. It was raining when I came there and what's surprised me was no one care about water leaking from the roof.
  • Medan is a city where culture acculturation blend nicely and Tjong A Fie Mansion is a place where you can find those acculturation. If you're into history, there is a local guide that you can hire at a special rates. Near Tjong A fie mansion, you can find old restaurant called Tip Top restaurant
  • Nice Great Chinese Mansion. But The Guide Service By Those University Student Are Jus So So. Keep Rushing n No Depth Explaination. They Should Have More Written Information On Each Session Instead
  • A terrific site to learn a part of Medan city's early 20th century history - sadly it is endangered as the owner cannot keep up with the maintenance cost. It is a dilemma to hand it over to the government as they haven't showed any success in taking care of heritage site. I wish it could be as dedicated and successful as Penang in its commitment that earned Unesco's Heritage site status.