If you intend to travel by tracing history, please come to Medan City. Because there, you can hunt for great photo spots as well as add insight into the cultural richness that is stored in the city of Medan. The following is a row of instagrammable historical tours in the city of Medan, which you can visit:
1.Maha Vihara Maitreya
The first historical tourist destination in Medan City and a must-visit is Maha Vihara Maitreya. The architecture of this building has classic oriental characteristics with a luxurious modern touch. Not only that, but Maha Vihara Maitreya is also the largest monastery in Medan City and one of the largest in Southeast Asia. Here, you can walk around to see the magnificent temple building. There are also many facilities and instagrammable photo spots. Near the monastery, there is a canteen that provides various types of food at affordable prices.
- Shri Mariamman Temple
The next historical tour is the Shri Mariamman Temple, the oldest Hindu temple in Medan City built since 1884. From the outside, this temple already looks attractive with colorful reliefs and statues around it. Guaranteed, you will be amazed by the beauty of the walls, ceilings, to ornaments dominated by unique coloring. Starting from the entrance, inside, to the grounds, Shri Mariamman Temple looks instagenic. Of course, it is very suitable to be a really cool photo spot!
- Graha Maria Annai Velangkanni
When you see Graha Maria Annai Velangkanni, you might think that this building is a temple where Hindus worship. Even though it turns out that Graha Maria Annai Velangkanni is a church. This building is a witness to the long history of the Indian Tamil Catholics in Medan at the end of the 19th century. The building has unique and magnificent architecture, and if immortalized from a distance, the Graha Maria Annai Velangkanni building will look very beautiful and instagrammable. Then at night, Graha Maria Annai Velangkanni is decorated with wonderful colorful lights.
- Tjong A Fie’s house
Tjong A Fie is a successful businessman from China who manages a rapidly growing plantation sector in Sumatra. Tjong A Fie’s house is located in the old city area of Medan has European-style architecture and a mixture of Chinese designs. This historical tourist destination also has other names, namely the Tjong A Fie Mansion, Tjong A Fie Museum or Tjong A Fie Mansion. Once you get here, get ready you will be amazed when you enter this Chinese merchant’s house with its furniture and every corner that is still very well maintained. The spacious courtyard, living room, meeting room, and place of worship of the late Tjong A Fie are neatly arranged.
- Al Mashun Grand Mosque
The mosque is also known as the Medan Grand Mosque is a silent witness to the history of the greatness of the Malays in the Deli Sultanate under the leadership of the 9th Sultan, Sultan Ma’mun Al Rashid. Masjid Raya Al Mashun was built since 1906 and was completed in 1909 with building materials imported from the best producing countries. Such as marble from Italy and Germany, stained glass from China, and chandeliers from France. The mix of Moroccan, European, Malay, and Middle Eastern architectural designs makes the Al Mashun Grand Mosque very instagrammable in every corner. The most not to be missed is the main part of the entrance gate and the magnificent staircase on the inside of the mosque.
- Maimun Palace
When you arrive at Maimun Palace, you will be amazed by the beauty of the building, which is dominated by the yellow color. The vast expanse of green grass is ready to greet you with the accompaniment of musicians who sing typical Malay rhythms. There are many antiques from the Sultan, royal gifts, and luxurious jewellery. Exploring every building of the Maimun Palace will make you enter the passage of time in the heyday of the Deli Sultanate. The spacious yard and the design of the side of the building consisting of the main building, right wing, and left wing, will be one of the best photo spots that must be captured when traveling to Medan. You can also rent traditional clothes from the Deli Sultanate and capture moments like royalty at the Maimun Palace.
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