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Medan Travel Blog

Where to go in Medan? Achieve your travel goals with this list of beautiful destinations, things to do, best places to visit, Medan tourist spots, attractions & more.
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Medan Travel Guide

Medan has always been just a gateway city, a tourists’ jump-off to the beauty that is North Sumatra, Indonesia. But it is more than just a convenient entry to reach Lake Toba and enjoy its natural scenery coupled with a lively culture or even the other attractions on Sumatra Island. Medan has its own set of charms that will interest tourists of any kind.

One of the first things you must check when you go to Medan is its food scene. Curry chicken noodles, rice cakes, and duck soup are some of its famed dishes. After filling up your tummy, fill up your heart with Medan’s most important landmarks, like Tjong A Fie Mansion, Mesjid Raya Al Mashun, and Istana Maimun. If you love wildlife, head to Bukit Lawang, where you can spot Sumatran orangutans during a hike.

It may not look like it, but Medan has so much in store for travel-savvy individuals. The good news is, several international flights serve the city from Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand.

Medan Essentials

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Where to stay in Medan

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Medan Tours, Packages & Discounts

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Medan Flights

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