In the West Java province of Indonesia, there is a city called Medan. A census conducted in 2015 found that Medan is one of the huge city in Indonesia after Jakarta, Surabaya and Bekasi. Medan has 2.5 million inhabitants. Currently, Medan has 8 million inhabitants. It is also one of the largest metropolitan areas in Indonesia. Medan is located 768 metres above sea level. Among all of the cities in Indonesia, Medan has a cooler temperature throughout the year. Medan is one of the major and significant of Indonesia's cultural hub.
Kualanamu International Airport is the international airports that serve Medan City. It is located within the city with only 2.4 km from the central city of Medan. Kualanamu International Airport can handle 3.5 million passengers with the area of a 16,000-metre square. Kualanamu International Airport can handle Airbus A320 series, Boeing 737, Boeing 757 and Boeing 767 aircraft. Kualanamu International Airport is a hub for Lion Air, Citilink and Indonesia AirAsia. It is the third largest airport and fourth busiest airport in Indonesia.
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The peak and busiest times of Medan are in January followed by April and May. Hotel prices, as well as flight tickets, will be higher than any other months. However, you can still get great deals if you book a flight or accommodation ticket earlier. The lesser month with travellers is in December. You can get cheap flight tickets and hotels if you are visiting Medan that month. Medan has a temperature of 31.2 °C during summer while the lowest temperature is 26.3 °C during the fall. You can come to Medan to celebrate Hari Raya Eidulfitri with residents in Medan during the month of Syawal according to the Islamic calendar. You certainly do not want to miss the opportunity to celebrate the festival with the people there.
1. Great Mosque of Medan – it is the biggest mosque in Medan and it is a place where the Muslim community come and pray together. It is one of the historic mosques in Medan and it was built in the 1900s.
2. Tjong A Fie Mansion – it is a heritage building in Medan. Visitors can learn more about the Hakka’s culture which is one of the minority group in Medan.
3. Istana Maimun – it is a huge palace in Medan. There are many street vendors along with the palace where visitors can come and shop here for beautiful souvenirs.