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Tjong A Fie's Mansion

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Address: Jln. A. Yani 105, Medan 20111, Indonesia
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Another footprint of Chinese existence

It is a 120year old building, belonged to one of Medan's richest Chinese tycoon in early 19th century. We feel like we were in those classi Chinese houses we see in films such... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Medan, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited Tjong A Fie while playing tourist in my hometown Medan, I wasn't disappointed. This old house brings us to the past and gives us bits and pieces about the old Medan. Filled with old photos, paintings and antiques, this house represents Medan as a melting pot of cultural diversity.

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Peranakan or srait-born Chinese culture combines the best elements from Chinese, Indonesian and British-Dutch colonial styles. This mansion is just as fine as the mansions in Penang, Singapore or Melaka. It's a private palace with great inner architecture. I wanted to see it, because I have seen many pictures of it already in books about Peranakan culture and architecture.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a 120year old building, belonged to one of Medan's richest Chinese tycoon in early 19th century. We feel like we were in those classi Chinese houses we see in films such as Wong Fei Hung or Fist of Fury. They provide a 20min guided your, but providing very limited information. The four of just enjoyed visiting this place... More 

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Thank Indra C
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were greeted by two very nice tour guides, who spoke excellent english. They couldn't wait to show us around Tjong A Fie's mansion, which has some amazing original features. The guide was very informative, and in between showing us around, talked to us about football, harry potter, and anything else. It's a bargain at 35,000 each, and well worth... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tjong A Fie mansion is one of Indonesian heritage. If you like peranakan style architecture and history then this place is worth to visit. The mansion is indeed very beautiful and well-maintained. The admission fee is 35k. And local guide is there to help you.

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Thank Nadhira01
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is an ancient history in medan, inside this place there's a lot of stuff and photograph that belong to tjong a fie.. the ticket price is around 40.000/person for stuff like that it's quite expensive but if you are budget traveller , I don't suggest you to go inside and pay such a mount of money.

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Thank Andersend27
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a popular tourist attraction for antique building hunter! a must visit place when you visit medan. located at the crowded ahmad yani street

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Riau Province, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tjong A Fie's mansion will give us historical information whether how in the past east sumatra living was. Together if you can also visit Istana Maimun Palace, your comprehensive travel for Sumatran history will be completed

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Nice building but need to do some maintaining as the ceiling is cracking. During my visit there, there arent much tourists. Just 4 or 5 Malay students. I am quite disappointed that there aren't much info given, nor there is tour guide that give us a brief idea or story about the family. Overall, nice building ( different than those... More 

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Medan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Recommend for business traveller, families who's like Chinese tradition. One of Chinese's family house with bit decoration for tourist. Prepare your camera, don't bring many bags inside mansion. Spend 1 hour is very good of you. Just only one in Medan, no more option. Will you try ?

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