Medan - Perfect city for food lovers

Welcome to the biggest city in Sumatra Island – Medan, is the commercial and economic hub of this island. Medan is well known for its special traditional cuisine which is rich with many flavours. Take a Medan Tour which will help you gain an insightful view into the daily life and culture of this bustling city – visit the Tjong A Fie Mansion and the Grand Mosque, taste a bowl of soup at Soto Kesawan and know more about the history of the province at the Museum of North Sumatra.

Medan travel guide information

Medan Quick Facts

Medan is the capital and biggest city of North Sumatra. This is also the financial centre and regional hub of this island

In 2016, Medan city has a population of 2,229,408 people in the total area of 265.10 square kilometres

Medan consists of many ethnic groups such as the Chinese, Javanese, Mandailing Batak, Karo Batak, Northern and Southern Indians and many more

This is the perfect place for cuisine lovers since it offers hundreds of tasty and mouth-watering dishes

Medan is one of the famous trading port since this city lies on the banks of the Babura River & Deli River

Best time to visit Medan, indonesia

The temperature of Medan is warm all year round which runs from 20 to 30 degree Celsius, but the best time to visit Medan city is during the dry season which is from May to September when the weather is relatively pleasant and fewer chances of rainfall. From October to April, there will be more chances of heavy rainfall.

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Unveil The Great North of Sumatra

Medan → Samosir Island → Berastagi → Ketambe → Tangkahan → Bukit Lawang → Medan
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Discover interesting cultural places in Medan, including Maimoon Palace, Medan Great Mosque, and Tjong A Fie Mansion

Revel in the natural beauty of Lake Toba on a boat trip and explore Batak traditional villages on Samosir Island

Take pictures of the majestic Sipiso Piso Waterfall from a vantage point on Tongging hill

Visit Lingga village, a unique Batak Karo village with ancient traditional houses

Go on a jungle hike through the magnificent Gunung Leuser National Park in Ketambe for some orangutan encounters

Stop by rubber and oil palm plantations on the way to Tangkahan

Trek into the Gunung Leuser National Park with the elephants in Tangkahan

Medan → Samosir Island → Berastagi → Ketambe → Tangkahan → Bukit Lawang → Medan

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Medan → Bukit Lawang → Berastagi → Parapat → Padang Sidempuan → Bukittinggi
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Tour Medan city to see around its beautifully ancient mosque and palace

Go trekking through the dense forest of Gunung Leuser National Park for many wildlife encounters

Enjoy great views from Medan to Berastagi with en-route stops at Lau Debuk hot spring and local fruit market

Explore the ancient lifestyle of the Karo Batak Tribe in Lingga Village

Visit the spectacular waterfall of Sipisopiso and the wooden palace Ruma Bolon

Take a boat trip on Lake Toba and explore Batak Toba culture at Samosir island’s villages

Make stops at a local mini Botanical Garden, traditional house of Lumban Binanga and Balige market

Admire the Mandailing Batak typical houses in Usortolang Village

Get on a city sightseeing tour of Bukittinggi with many places of interest

Witness the grandeur of Pagaruyung Palace and its Minang artifact collection

Medan → Bukit Lawang → Berastagi → Parapat → Padang Sidempuan → Bukittinggi

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