Medan is the third largest city in Indonesia. It is also the capital of North Sumatera province which gain a lot of fame due to its development in their industrial, tourism, and of course its culinary areas.
This city is also one of the cities that has fastest development in Indonesia. The International Kuala Namu Airport in Medan is the second largest Airport in Indonesia, which also makes it become the first Airport that has an integrated Airport Train system in the country.
This multi-ethnic city is also become the gate to the west part of Indonesia. Flight tickets to Medan is also the most popular domestic tickets in the country. Every big names of airlines provide destination route to Medan. In addition, several International Airlines which provide route to this city are Air Asia, Jetstar, SilkAir, Cathay Dragon, SriLankan Airlines, and Saudi Arabia.
Medan City shows the beautiful combination of classic, modern, and multi-ethnic city. The excitement of Medan City can be enjoyed in several destinations:
Location: Jalan Jenderal Ahmad Yani 105, Kesawan, Medan Barat.
This popular site shows the greatness Tjong A Fie’s house with Chinese architecture. Tjong A Fie is a famous donator back then in Deli Sultan era. Tourists can enjoy the beauty inside of the house while learning the history of the Chinese man through photos and antique items inside.
Location: Jalan Brigjen Katamso 1, Sukaraja, Medan Maimun, Sumatera Utara.
The Official Palace of the Deli Sultanate was founded in 1891 and is now the tourist mascot of Medan City. Tourists from various regions make a visit by this palace to explore inside and admire the beauty of a very perfect blend of cultures with the nuances of Malay, Islam, India, Spain and Italy in one place.
Location: Dusun 1, Desa Pantai Cermin Kanan, Serdang Bedagai, Sumatera Utara.
Although the distance is around 1.5 hours drive from the city center, Pantai Cermin is one of the most popular destinations in Medan. Local people to tourists from various regions often visit this beach to enjoy the complete selection of family recreation at Cermin Theme Park. This park offers interesting rides, ranging from mini zoos, bird parks, water parks, water sports, horse riding, up to food courts.
Many people from outside of the city intentionally bought flight tickets to Medan just to taste the extraordinary culinary pleasures. Enjoyment is mainly stored in the following popular places:
Location: Jalan Semarang, Pasar Baru, Medan Kota, Sumatera Utara.
Open every day, 18:00 - 01:00 WIB.
This is the main destination for those who want to enjoy typical Medan street food at night. After sunset, along Jalan Semarang will be full of food stalls that sell various Medan culinary specialties. Chinese food, Sate Padang, Kwetiau Medan, Sup Labi-labi, Bihun Bebek, Nasi Campur Medan, and various es campur are some choices that are ready to drive you crazy. Before make an order, watch the menu carefully because most the food here is not halal.
Location: Jalan Sei Deli, Silalas, Medan Barat, Sumatera Utara.
Open everyday, 07:00 - 16:00 WIB.
This restaurant serves the most legendary Soto Medan in North Sumatra. Every day, this place is always crowded with people who want to sip the freshness of yellow soup. The specialty of Soto Medan is a mixture of sauces using coconut milk, spices, and cumin. If you are not satisfied with a bowl of soto, try also ordering Beef Soup, Lontong Sayur, Nasi Pecel, and Gado-Gado.
Location: Jalan Kolonel Sugiono 31, A U R, Medan Maimun, Sumatera Utara.
Open daily, 16:00 - 23:00 WIB (Sunday only, opens at 11:00 WIB).
In this simple yet spacious restaurant, you can enjoy delicious seafood at low prices. Lobster, crabs and salted eggs cooked by squid are the best-selling choices at Wajir Seafood. For food enthusiasts, Wajir Seafood also provides a variety of refreshing soups.