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Planning a trip in Medan needs careful consideration. One of them is choosing a vehicle that is ready to take you comfortably. Car rental in Medan is the best solution. For that, you can rely on Traveloka as a car rental provider from many trusted partners. You can compare car choices and adjust to the needs while in Medan. With a car rental, your trip will be more comfortable and time efficient. See the following car rental rates in Medan:
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Welcome to Medan
The capital city of North Sumatra was formerly a village that settled in confluence line of Deli River and Babura River. From swampy settlement in the bank of Deli River, Medan transforms into a big city, even the third biggest city in Indonesia, behind Jakarta and Surabaya.
Medan has a vital role as the gateway to western Indonesia. This city has Kuala Namu International Airport which is named as one of the most sophisticated airports in the country. The airport is the first Indonesian airport to be operated the airport train system. Also, the location that directly bordered by Malacca Strait also pushed Medan became business, trade and industrial city.
Medan is best known as a multicultural city. The culture in this city is vibrant and contributes to tourism. Therefore, the most of Medan’s tourist destinations are focused on nature, culture and history.
Talking about Medan tourism, the best attraction that is always mentioned by people is Lake Toba. The biggest lake wonder in Southeast Asia deserves a place in anyone’s heart. Especially due to its natural charm can blend perfectly with the local ancestral culture.
Another thing that also cannot forget from Tanah Deli (the Land of Deli) is its culinary delight, which has proven well known all over Indonesia. Soto medan, mie gomak (gomak noodle), karo roasted pork and kwetiau medan are some of the best culinary here.
About the infrastructure, tourists who visit Medan will feel very comfortable to get around because of the good transportation system. Car rental services in Medan are also available to offer more convenient mobility services with a quality car. Traveloka is now ready to pamper users with online car rental services in Medan via the latest version of the app.
This Medan’s icon offers the splendor the Sultanate of Deli palace with blending the architectural styles from Malay, Italia, Middle East, India and Spain. The striking palace design dominant with shades of green and yellow made tourists happy in here to spoiling eyes while learning about Medan history.
Inside the building, there are many historical objects. One of the most interesting is Meriam Puntung which is believed as the embodiment of the one of Deli Tua Kingdom’s daughters named Mambang Khayali. Tourists are often curious about cannons that are said to emit the mysterious sounds often.
Maimun Palace is located at Jalan Brigadir Jenderal Katamso, Sukaraja. Tourists can rely on car rental service in Medan with a driver who can to take to Maimun Palace more quickly and comfortably. This palace is open every day from 08:00 to 17:00. The entrance ticket is IDR 5,000 per person.
2. Toba Lake
Mentioning the name of Medan, it will bring people to imagine the beauty of Lake Toba. The world’s largest volcanic lake offers natural wonders at an altitude of 900 meters above the sea level, with a total area of 1,145 square kilometers filled with waters.
Lake Toba is a family recreational lake. Not only enjoy the freshness of nature, the tourists also can do activities such as getting around the lake by boat, swimming, cycling and slightly running. Tourists can spend the night at the Lodgings which is readily available around the lake.
A trip to Lake Toba is incompleted if the tourists have not yet visited Samosir Island in the middle of the lake. The island covering an area of 647 square kilometers is ready to invite tourist closer to the Batak people’s life.
3. Sipiso-piso Waterfall
The famous waterfall in Medan is falling from a height of 120 meters on the slopes of Mount Sipiso-piso. Its height made this waterfall became one of the highest waterfalls in this country.
Sipiso-piso Waterfall is located at the altitude of 800 meters above the sea level. Tourists must descend about 1,000 steps to reach the falls. With this location, plus thousands of pine trees surround, Sipiso-piso waterfall has a perfect freshness.
Sipiso-piso waterfall is hiding in Tongging Village, Merek, Karo Regency. The location is approximately equal to two-hour-drive from the downtown. Tourists are safer to rely on a rental car with driver to visit here. So that, the trip will be more effective and certainly avoid exhaustion.
4. Tjong A Fie’s Mansion
An old mansion owned by a Chinese tycoon and famous philanthropist, Tjong A Fie. It is currently open to the public as the favorite tourist destination in Medan. This mansion is a historical site that has Chinese, Malay and Europe influences in its architectural style.
Built since 1900, the Tjong A Fie’s Mansion until today still maintains the beauty of its original shape and contents. Tourists can enjoy a tour around to see the beauty of the classic mansion. Tourists are also invited to recognize the figure of Tjong A Fie who has a big role in embracing a surrounding community.
The Tjong A Fie’s Mansion can be found at Jalan Ahmad Yani VII No 105, Kesawan, West Medan. Hopefully, this tycoon’s family story can be such an appropriate lesson in family vacations in Medan. For that, make sure to bring your family here and use trusted car rental services for convenience experience.
5. Merdeka Walk
Merdeka Walk is the perfect destination to enjoy the delightful Medan foods while watching art shows. The tourist attraction located in the Merdeka field has always become a favorite hangout spot, especially for Medan’s youth people.
This culinary and entertainment area has been open since 2005 on an area of 6,000 square meters. In Merdeka Walk, the tourists soto medan, durian pancake, kwetiau medan, nasi lemak and medan coffee are some of the must-try dishes.
Merdeka Walk is more fun at the night. Tourists are free to hang out here, either for dinner or hunt many souvenirs. For those who like photography, you can find many interesting spots in the area, which are many classic buildings. For an exciting experience, bring your families or friends here by rental car through the night.
6. Taman Alam Lumbini
The name of Lumbini Nature Park ranks amongst the best destination in Medan. The location of this green open park is in Berastagi, Karo District, which is about 50 square kilometers or equal to 2 hour-drive from Medan. However, the extraordinary charm always attracts tourist to book a rental car from Medan to visit this park.
Lumbini Nature Park covers an area of 3 hectares. Compared to its natural splendor, this park is famous because of the Shwedagon Pagoda replica. A 46.8-meter gilded pagoda is a replication of the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar. The pagoda is stunning surrounded by green parks with many statues of monks scattered at several areas.
7. Graha Santa Maria Annari Velangkanni
Medan is famous for having various the unique religious tourism sites. One of the examples is Graha Maria Annai Velangkanni, which displays the architectural grandeur of the church with the temple of Hindu architecture style. Its magnificent becomes a symbol of acculturation and tolerance in Medan.
This church formerly was built as a place of worship for Tamil Catholics in Medan. Since October 2005, the church has been opened to the public, even becoming one of the leading tourist destinations. The uniqueness of the building was made Graha Maria Annai Velangkanni always visited by many tourists who want to see it closely.
This Medan’s cultural site is located at Jalan Sakura III No 7, Taman Sakura Indah Residence, Tanjung Selamat. Catholics frequently visit this church to pilgrimage by bus or rental car.
Traveling Around Medan by Car
Getting around in Medan can be done in various ways. The public transportation has developed and able to access many famous places. However, driving a car is still the most preferred.
Renting a car enable the tourists to get comfortable because they are protected from various weather conditions. Cars are also very suitable for long trips. It will be even better if you use a car rental service with a driver.
The driver is ready to take the tourists with more security guarantee. Since he already knows about the terrain. Recently, online car rentals in Medan is available, one of them is via Traveloka App. Through this app, searching the best car rentals in Medan is no longer complicated as previously.
The Best Time to Visit Medan
Either fun or not experience tourists traveling in Medan indeed depends on the time of visit. Some of the best time to visit Medan are:
Medan’s peak season is May, July and October. Accommodation and transportation prices tend to be higher at this time.
The most appropriate time to relax here is in the quietest time of year, namely August, September, June and April.
The tourists who are curious about the biggest and the most exciting exhibition in North Sumatera can come to Medan in the middle of March to April. In this time, Pekan Raya Sumatera Utara will be held for one full month, featuring exhibitions of local products and cultural arts performances.
Chinese New Year is also the best time to visit Medan. On holiday, Medan held Chinese New Year event at CBD Polonia, which offered a variety of culinary booths and enlivened by the string of typical Chinese Year Performance.
To avoid the rainy season, visit Medan except between November and December.
Traveling Tips in Medan by Car
Using a car for mobility in Medan is a good choice. However, the trip must be equipped by practicing these habits:
To keep your trip free-tired, use car rental services in Medan with the local driver rather than carrying your car.
The driver is more experienced in navigates various roadworthy conditions in Medan. The trip is safer also tourists can visit many interesting places that may not be known by many people due to driver recommendation.
In choosing a car rental provider, use Traveloka to be more practical. Traveloka provides complete cars from the verified providers. Tourists are even able to compare rates and determine the order package directly through on one site/app only.
Choose the type of a car as needed. Consider the size of car for more convenience if you travel with a family.
Ask for a new car with good condition from the provider for a long trip. Check also completeness and validity period of the car letter to be used.
Prepare fuel money as needed. Ask about the estimated how much it will cost to the verified provider in Medan.