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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  • Very interesting! This wealthy businessman and his brother did business in Medan. Had connections with the Chinese emperor and Sun Yat Sen. the family house of one brother is no longer there. This is the family house of the second brother. The House is accommodated in a foundation. This guy has the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam sponsored. Paola of Belgium and Suharto visited this House. Interesting photos of last century. A close. Better yet than the Palace in Medan or the mosque.
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  • The building is awesome. But need restoration for the building for make more instresting. Because many of the things looks never clean up.  more »
  • Had a thoroughly enjoyable visit on a sleepy weekday afternoon. Our guide, a young man, D, was knowledgeable, humorous in a droll way and most patient with helping us take group photos! The entrance f...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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..
  • 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.
  • 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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