The gateway to North Sumatra, Medan is a flourishing city serving as the capital of North Sumatra that attracts visitors from all over. Medan is famous for its history portrayed in various sites all over the city with several Muslim-friendly facilities making it a great destination to visit.
The best way to get around Medan is either by taxi or by becak. It is the best place to get a peek into a typical Indonesian city. There are numerous Art Deco buildings that date from the Dutch era. One of the top-visited sites is the Tjong A Fie Mansion which is very familiar to Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion in Malaysia due to its history. Want to know more about it? Visit the mansion! Get to know how locals live in the 1900s!
Maimoon Palace is among the main attractions of Medan rich in historical value. It was the royal palace that belonged to the Deli Sultanate which now has been converted into a museum. Other interesting places are The Rahmat International Wildlife Museum, The HillPark GreenHill City, and the Pantai Cermin Themepark area where you can spend family-friendly fun the entire day!
Don’t forget to visit Merdeka Walk and indulge in the finest restaurants and stalls serving local delicacies in the center of the city.
There are numerous shopping malls as well in Medan, such as Cambridge City Square, Sun Plaza, Medan Fair Plaza, Centre Point Mall, Medan Mall, and Thamrin Plaza where visitors can find anything they’re looking for. The city also has some traditional markets like the Central Market, Rame Market, and Petisah Market. Rest assured, Medan is ready for you to visit!
The Kualanamu International Airport serves the city of Medan. The airport is placed about 45 minutes from the city center. Visitors can either opt for public transport or take taxis to reach the city. There is an Airport rail link that connects the airport to the city. Buses also run regularly from the airport to the city. Taxis are conveniently available from the airport and cost about Rp 130,000-150,000 for a ride to the city center.
There are plenty of halal restaurants in Medan. Some of the best Muslim-friendly restaurants in Medan are Jala Jala Restaurant, Amaliun Food Court, Garuda Plaza Hotel Restaurant, Garuda Nasi Padang, and Tip-Top Restaurant.
There are a number of mosques in Medan. The most prominent mosques in Medan are Masjid Raya Medan, Masjid Al-Hasanah, Masjid Al Ikhlas, Masjid Baitur Rahman, Masjid Al Huda, and Assyarifah Mosque.