Medan is the capital of North Sumatra Province and is one of Indonesia’s third-largest city. If West Java has Bandung as their Paris van Java, Medan is renowned as Paris van Sumatra due to its flawless mixture of Dutch-colonial charm and the modern life of a metropolitan city. However, that’s not the only beauty Medan has to offer. This multicultural city is also famous for its various kinds of local, Western, Eastern, and Middle Eastern cuisine.
Make a stop at Medan’s culinary areas in Jalan Selat Panjang and Jalan Semarang to indulge in Chinese foods, Jalan Pagaruyung for some Indian and Malay cuisines, and Jalan Padang Bulan for Batak foods. Every dish is available in variety price. Apart from its unique culture, Medan is also home to some interesting tourist attractions like Istana Maimoon (a palace with Malay, Mogul, and Italian influences) or Tjong A Fie Mansion, the former residence of a famous Chinese merchant with a blend of Chinese and Victorian style.