40 Latest Romantic Attractions in Medan You Must Visit: Kota, Johor, Siantar and Surroundings


Culture and arts in Indonesia can be said to be unique, because one of them is the factor of cultural diversity, traditions, and ethnicity. One of the diverse Indonesian cultures can be found on the island of Sumatra, for example, the city of Medan.

Looking at the culture in Medan City can be related to the unique and interesting arts, culinary, language, and tourism.

Talking about tourism, Medan City has many tourist objects with different variations and certainly not boring, ranging from water tourism, nature tourism, family recreation, historical tours, educational tours and so on.

Below is a list of tourist attractions in the city of Medan with high natural and cultural wealth and are very worth visiting.

1. Lake Siombak

Address: Paya Pasir, Marelan, Medan.
Coordinate:
Click here
Operational hour:
Every day 08.00 – 06.00
HTM:
Rp. 2,000 per person

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Lake Siombak (photo: tribunnews.com)

Lake Siombak is a tourist spot in Medan that must be visited, especially for those who want to enjoy beautiful natural scenery, good, and cheap. Lake Siombak is actually an artificial lake but presents an interesting view with a comfortable silence.

In addition, there is also a place for family recreation and children to play in the lake area, such as small boats, water bikes, and ducks that can be rented. The lake itself is also the estuary of two different rivers, namely the Deli River and the Waterfall River.

2. Simalungun Museum

Address: Jl. Jenderal Sudirman P. Siantar, Proclamation.
Coordinate:
Click here
Operational hour: Monday – Saturday 10.00 – 16.00, closed Sunday
HTM:
Rp. 4,000 (Adult), Rp. 2,000 (Children)

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Simalungun Museum (photo: pariwisatasumut.net)

The Simalungun Museum is arguably a source of historical and cultural tourism objects, especially the name Simalungun itself is taken from the name of the original tribe in South Sumatra. The purpose of building this museum is to introduce the culture of the Simalungun tribe to other tourists.

There are about 866 collections of archaeological and entographic objects on display, various historical relics of the Simalungun tribe are neatly stored here. Even some of the typical crafts of the Simalungun tribe are also clearly displayed and can be learned on their own making.

3. Belawan Tourism Market

Location: Jl. Ps. Belawan Belawan II, Belawan, Medan.
Coordinate:
Click here
Operational hour:
Every day 06.00 – 18.00
Price of admission:
Free

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Belawan Tourism Market (photo: masibas.my.id)

Belawan Market is one of the alternative choices for shopping and culinary attractions in Medan, because this traditional market is quite famous for its low prices.

It doesn’t mean that the quality of the goods is bad either, here are culinary snacks typical of Medan and North Sumatra that are tempting and must be tasted.

Not only that, there is a selection of souvenirs and souvenirs typical of Medan and North Sumatra at cheap prices. Tourists can also buy various kinds of groceries starting from daily needs, basic necessities, souvenirs, and so on.

4. Lake Toba

Address: Harian District, Samosir Regency.
Coordinate:
Click here
Operational hour:
Every day 24 hours
Rates:
Free

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Lake Toba (photo: id.wikipedia.org)

Lake Toba is one of Indonesia’s amazing natural resources where in the middle there is Samosir Island which can also be visited.

Traveling to this lake will not be too far from the city of Medan, besides that there are also various accommodations here, such as guest houses, homestays, or resorts.

Tourist attractions are not only available around Lake Toba, but also in the middle of Samosir Island, even tourists can shop for typical Sumatran souvenirs here such as the most famous ulos cloth.

5. Maimun Palace

Address: Jl. Sultan Ma’moen Al Rasyid No. 66, AUR, Maimun
Coordinate:
Click here
Operational hour:
Every day 08.00 – 17.00
HTM:
Rp. 5,000 per person

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Maimun Palace (photo: jalanjalanyuk.com)

Maimun Palace is one of the historical tourist attractions where tourists can also enjoy its extraordinary architectural beauty. No wonder this palace has been named the most beautiful palace in Indonesia, because the architecture itself is a blend of Malay, Islamic, Middle Eastern, Spanish, Italian and Indian styles.

Its golden yellow color symbolizes the distinctive Malay color and is the symbol of the greatness of the Deli Kingdom in North Sumatra before. Tracing this building will be very wide on foot because there are three main parts of the building from the whole palace.

6. Tjong A Fie Mansion

Location: 105 Jl. Jend. A. Yani, Kesawan
Coordinate:
Click here
Operational hour:
Every day 09.00 – 17.00
Phone number:
+62 813 6120 3998
Price of admission:
Rp. 35,000 per person

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Tjong A Fie Mansion (photo: tahu.com)

Tjong A Fie himself is an important figure in Medan who comes from Chinese, he is very generous where the mansion where he lives is now a historical tourist spot like a museum.

This European-style building seems haunted but is actually an attractive tourist spot, travelers can also take pictures and enjoy the beauty of its architecture.

No need to worry about getting lost in a mansion that is very spacious and magnificent like this palace because an experienced tour guide is provided who will accompany the group of visitors and tell the history of the life of Tjong A Fie itself.

7. TNI Struggle Museum

Address: Jl. Kh. Zainul Arifin, Polonia, Middle Separators
Coordinate:
Click here
Operational hour:
HTM:
Free

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TNI Struggle Museum (photo: wikimedia.org)

Another historical place in the city of Medan, namely the TNI Struggle Museum which stores many historical objects in the struggle of the military in the past.

The documentation of the heroic stories of several Indonesian fighters needs to be appreciated by visiting the TNI Struggle Museum, not only historical knowledge will be obtained, but also knowledge.

One of the collections on display is 555 types of weapons that were previously used by the TNI, most of the other weapons are weapons captured by the colonialists. Starting from a collection of cannon barrels, baskets, bullets, shots, and many others.

8. BKS PPS Building

Address: Jl. Youth No. 10 A, AUR, Maimun
Coordinate:
Click here
Operational hour:
Every day 08.00 – 17.00
HTM:
Free

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BKS PPS Building (photo: asiaexplorers.com)

The BKS PPS building, which is a historical heritage building, is a historical tourist spot with distinctive Dutch architecture. Previously this building was called the AVROS Building, but it was changed to the BKS PPS Building which means the Sumatra Plantation Company Cooperation Agency.

This building has a total of four floors that can be explored and pillars in the style of art deco rationalism in the 20th century. The large glass windows along with the circle of the dome provide a view of the buildings in the style of the Dutch colonial era and are still there today.

9. Indonesian Plantation Museum

Location: Jl. Brigadier General Katamso, Sukaraja, Maimun
Coordinate:
Click here
Operational hour:
Tuesday – Sunday 08.30 – 15.30
Price of admission:
Rp. 8,000 per person

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Indonesian Plantation Museum (photo: detak.co)

The Indonesian Plantation Museum is the first museum with the theme of plantations, this museum also stores historical information on plantations in Indonesia since ancient times.

There is also a detailed information on what commodities are produced from plantations in Indonesia, mostly palm oil, coffee, tea, rubber, cocoa, sugar cane, tobacco, and so on.

Tourism at the Indonesian Plantation Museum is an interesting educational tourist attraction, because the collections on display are also quite attractive for visitors.

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