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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  • August 10, 2017
    This is a beautiful house. An example of how the richest in the past lives. The Granddaughter of the owner still stay at the house, but only occupies a small portion of it. Here, you are not just look...  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    Medan is not charming nature alone. If you want to visit the city or with miao is not much time. Tjong A Fie come's this Masion Masion. Here represents the Peranakan, whether it is the bedroom. Wall holder for jewellery, various containers, or we feel is in the past tense. Also get to know about the history of the Mansio. Don't miss this Checkpoint in Medan.
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  • July 30, 2017
    Having been to Penang, where they have several similar mansions in better state, this is a bit of a let down.  more »
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  • July 22, 2017
    This mansion belongs to a Hakka merchant name Tjong A fie. He was a very successful businessman and a very rich man in Medan long time ago. This mansion is an embodiment of his wealth, family and history. We have a tour guide while visiting the mansion and he told us the history of Tjong A fie . The mansion is quite big and filled with lots of antiques that has been displayed for tourism purpose.
  • August 9, 2017
    Many things had been said about it so I just send in the photos and a little info. Built in 1895 a year before the first Olympics and completed in 1900. Entry fee 35,000Rp. 40 minutes. No bags. Photography disallowed at the altar. Tjong quoted: There on the earth where I stand I hold the sky, success and glory consist in not what I have gotten but in what I have given.
  • July 23, 2017
    Amazing place! Absolutely MUST TO VISIT when in Medan just for a while. We stayed at Kesawan Hotel, which is just few meters from Mansion. The Maimon Palace looks like house of some poor Sultan compare to this mansion. Really worth to see. Only one minus.. I just wanted to go to hotel for a while for something and than come back, but the ticket seller didn't allow me re-enter to mansion and just say that time inside the house limited for 40 minutes.. What I think isn't true..
  • August 29, 2017
    Tjong A Fie Mansion, it's a-must-visit place for the chinese-malay-colonialism architectural history in Medan. Built in 1895 by the richest chinese in Sumatra at his time and also appointed-honorary-officer of the Chinese Empire, Tjong A Fie. This great man gave lots of his contribution for the Sultanate of Deli and Medan City at the early time. Great historic place, great place for photography.
  • August 26, 2017
    Not worth at all. Most of the furniture is not oroginal, but fake and the house itself is bad kept. Quite a deception after the reviews seen.

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