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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  • Tjong A Fie is the historical Chinese building in Medan. It is very beautiful place. It is do mainly popular in Medan. Located on central of the town. The entrance price is IDR 35k for each person and...  more »
  • This old mansion so-called Tjong Afie for it was adopted from the name of this mansion Tjong Afie, the richest man in Medan back in old time, and history of Medan is inseparable from it. All interior ...  more »
  • This old mansion is located in center of the city and very well maintained. There-s a guide that will bring us looking around and tell us the history of the place and people who lived there in the pas...  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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