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Tjong A Fie's Mansion

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Address: Jln. A. Yani 105, Medan 20111, Indonesia
Phone Number: +62 813 6120 3998
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Place to escape the hustle and bustle of Medan city

Although not a spectacular mansion, it's quite well preserved. Foreign tourists can count on getting an English-speaking guide. He was young but his knowledge of the mansion and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Historical, artistic architecture with amazing interior, one of must visit place in Medan, North Sumatra.

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Medan, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Located at old town area. You can reach by walking from lapangan merdeka. I have not been enter this building.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm a fan of historic buildings, and this mansion takes the cake during my visit to Medan. The mansion is very well kept, which shows that the descendants of Tjong A Fie and the local Medan government are serious about keeping up the legacy of Tjong A Fie. When you step in into the mansion, it was as if you... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although not a spectacular mansion, it's quite well preserved. Foreign tourists can count on getting an English-speaking guide. He was young but his knowledge of the mansion and history was very good, he was happy to answer our additional questions and we chatted also some other topics. Walk through the mansion was very informative of the Chinese minority in Medan,... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With a personal touch. I was given a tour by a knowledgeable young woman who was very warm. There's a lovely sense of what living there must have been like. Wonderful visit!

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Thank seasonclauss
Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're a fan of classic with a twist of modern chinese house architecture, you have to visit this location. Not necessarily modern though; since it was in the 1960s that (according to the guide) furnitures were renewed; therefore I can't say that it's pure classic design. Some people may say that the mansion is a bit creepy (the bedroom... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful building, built around the 1860's, it is a fantastic example of Chinese architecture of the time, to rival the blue mansion in Penang. Unfortunately there has not been much in the way of expert restoration carried out on this gem since then. The guide who took us around the mansion, very knowledgeable on the building and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The items in the house resembles old days. It has tour guide which give good historical background about this Chinese business man and his family . Its nice place to spend time, while acknowledging the trade history of Medan

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

A tour of this beautifully preserved home is well worthwhile and gives a wonderful sense of how a wealthy Chinese merchant lived in the early days of colonial Medan.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Start with beautiful garden, feel like we back to our grandma's house. Then we have to pay around 3.2 US$ (rp 35000) for tickets. They will guide us with story of Tjong A Fie mansion, the richest man from Medan. They have original floor from Venice, crystal lamp from italy, old vacuum cleaner, beautifull bedroom, ballroom.. etc. I really enjoy... More 

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