Tjong A Fie's Mansion
Tjong A Fie's Mansion
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  • Bornean
    Perth, Australia1,949 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A valuable heritage, must-visit in Medan
    Our guide brought us here. For Rp35,000, you get a guide to explain the rooms, the family and descendants of this great man, and even take portrait photos posed against beautiful surroundings. Photography isn't allowed in three rooms.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 August 2023
  • gernotalmen
    Erlangen, Germany279 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice tour
    Had a nice, free private tour around the mansion included in ticket. NO pressure for a tip. Nice interior, In some rooms (family shrine?) it's not allowed to take photos. Hidden between modern buildings, easy to miss.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 23 August 2023
  • Shinta WG
    Jakarta, Indonesia289 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Residential turns museum
    This place used to be the home of an influential person in Medan named Tjong A Fie. The house is really big and beautiful. Although it has become a museum, there’s still praying rooms used by the family which tourists aren’t allowed to step in. The entrance was 35,000IDR per person during my visit and there was a guide that would lead the way. It’s really hot inside though, better bring a hand fan with you, or anything you can use to fan yourself.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 19 March 2024
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Bornean
Perth, Australia1,949 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Our guide brought us here. For Rp35,000, you get a guide to explain the rooms, the family and descendants of this great man, and even take portrait photos posed against beautiful surroundings.
Photography isn't allowed in three rooms.
Written 9 August 2023
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Arctictis_binturong
USA, Indonesia48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
At least as interesting as similar houses in Melaka and Pinang. The house is fairly well maintained but could use restoration. A lot of history about Tjong A Fie and his family, but the house itself is the best part. The guided tour is worthwhile.
Written 9 January 2023
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gernotalmen
Erlangen, Germany279 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Had a nice, free private tour around the mansion included in ticket. NO pressure for a tip. Nice interior, In some rooms (family shrine?) it's not allowed to take photos. Hidden between modern buildings, easy to miss.
Written 23 August 2023
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Ruth E
Medan, Indonesia4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Friends
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 it is cheap. The price won't disappoint you, bc you'll see beautiful sightseeing inside and outside. You'll get knowledges from this museum about Chinese(domainly), etc. From the outside, the park's entrance is colourful and stunning. Many flowers are grow up in the garden. Also, the are tour guidances who guide us. Inside of the room is very beautiful. There are so many historical Chinese things inside of this place like paintings, books etc. Very historical things. No dust and everything is clean. From the highest floor we'll see one of Medan's busy road. The service is good. The tour guidances are friendly. On the other hand, Park is quiet lack available there(if u have vehicles) . This place is highly recommend if you want to know more about Chinese and enrich ur excitement place about traveling to Medan
Written 19 March 2018
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Kongco
Surabaya, Indonesia155 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Friends
A truly hidden treasure until it was opened for public and tourism 4-5 years ago??

The house is still kept in fairly good condition and it is really a treasure. The entrance fees is Rph. 35.000 per person which I think is cheap as it is used to maintain and manage the house which I believe needs lots of money. The guided tour around the house provided by the family-management is also a good way to tell visitors about the history of the family however my guide yesterday told only about the Tjong A Fie's family and their life. It could have been more interesting if they could also tell us about the architecture, some of the displayed memorabilia etc etc, just two cents worth.

They also open a boutique selling Kebaya Nyonyas (Peranakan Style), a cafe is also in the making they say.

When I visited it was a Sunday afternoon, there was also a traditional dance performance at the courtyard. It was supplied and supported by local tourism office.

This Mansion is really a treasure and at all cost it has to be kept in good condition. Government must pay more attention in preserving this kind of place.
Written 10 November 2014
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datin_tan
Penang Island, Malaysia461 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Family
The site is raked #1 in tripadvisor among the attractions in Medan, I fully agree.

Tjong A fie mansion is quite well preserved for examples the furnitures and tiles are original. I have visited the similar thing in Penang (Chong Fatt Sze Mansion or also known as Blue House), my parents also did visit the Chong Fatt Sze Mansion in China and we all think this is the best preserved. Tjong A Fie (张耀轩) is the nephew of Cheong Fatt Sze (张弼士) and they were big Chinese tycoon at that time.

I'm glad to know that the building is now still belongs to the Tjong family and one of his great grand daughter was sitting near the ticket counter. Many original artifacts and pictures you can see inside the building.

The entrance fee is IDR35,000 (if I'm not wrong) with English speaking guide. But I think the information provided by the guide is too brief and limited. There must be a lot of interesting stories to tell in terms of the original owner, the history of the building, architecture structure of the house, feng shui.... etc to tell.
Written 31 October 2013
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Reginald P S
Singapore, Singapore48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
I had extremely Low expectation when I heard about this place, but I was very pleasantly surprised by this place that offers us a peek of how colourful and grandeur the past of Medan used to be.

My favourite part of the house is the superbly grand dance hall on 2nd floor facing the front yard - it is really like stepping back a century back. What I also love is the extensive history of not only Tjong A Fie, but also his descendants which helps me build emotiaonal tie to the place. My advice to visitors is to go around with a guide, instead of on your own, so you get the most out of your visit here.

I love this place so much that I would like to offer suggestions (though i am not sure if anybody is actually looking at TripAdvisor, unlike the Blue Mansion, for example):
- there was a place for refreshment. I think it is possible to expand this section and make interesting offerings, e.g. tea ceremony for visitors, Peranakan food / snacks with nice tea sets, etc. Perhaps this can help to attract more visitors.
- not sure if I saw any donation boxes. I wanted to donate, but I was not sure if my monies would be used for better use, so will be good to have proper avenue.
- The Blue Mansion has shop selling handicrafts and book about the mansion, Tjong A Fie can definitely do the same.
Written 25 December 2018
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diki_dani
Jakarta, Indonesia162 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
On my fist solo trip to medan, I do a little research on what I can do during my stay.

Since the hotel where I stay is not that far to this Mansion, so first thing to do after breakfast is visiting the Tjong A Fie’s Mansion.

I was amazed by how they preserve the heritage.

To enter the mansion you have to pay Rp 35.000 as your donation for the maintenance. They also offer you a guide service with additional fee to give you some explanation on every corner of the mansion.
Written 1 July 2018
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tcyokohama
Melbourne, Australia200 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2013 • Solo
The mansion's history is fascinating, the furnishings original, the guided tour is really well-done and it's astounding this gem has survived at all.

Cost is 35, 000 which includes the 1 hour guided tour(I got an English- speaking guide). There is a photo exhibition upstairs which you may want to go back to look over. I spent about 2 hours at the mansion and really wish I'd allowed more time.

Close by is the TipTop cafe.
Next door is the North Sumatra tourist office, if you need a map of the city or the region.
Written 13 September 2013
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Travel & Food Blogger Indonesia
Surabaya, Indonesia201 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Family
Entering Tjong A Fie is like entering old Chinese Heritage in Singapore.. The building itself is quite large, and definitely recommended for Chinese Heritage Lovers..
Written 27 August 2013
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