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30 Best Places to Visit in Medan

Things to Do in Medan

What comes to mind when you first hear about tourist attractions in Medan? Is it Lake Toba, Samosir Island, or the Maimun Palace? Yup, Medan! This city, which used to be a business and trade center during the Dutch East Indies government, turns out to have a myriad of tourist charms that need to be explored.

Apart from the Medan tour above, it turns out that there are still many other tourist destinations that are no less interesting to visit. For those of you who want to have a vacation in Medan but are confused about where to go, here are a series of cheap Medan tours for 2023 that can be used as a reference:

Apart from buying Medan tourist tickets above, t-mates also need to taste Medan's special culinary delights. It is common knowledge that the city of Medan is one of the cities rich in culinary tourism. You can find various dishes and snacks here, such as:

  • Lontong Medan
  • Mie Gomak
  • Soto Medan
  • Bihun Bebek
  • Bika Ambon
  • Lemang
  • Lapet
  • Dali ni Horbo
  • Martabak Piring Murni
  • Rujak Kolam

In addition to typical Medan food which is rich in taste, there are also typical Medan drinks which have a fresh and unique taste. When traveling to Medan, don't forget to try this legendary drink. Check out the following list:

  • Roco Timun
  • Sirup Markisa
  • Teh Susu Telur
  • Soda Cap Badak
  • Jus Martabe
  • Es Kolak Durian
  • Tuak

While on vacation in this city, there are recommendations for exciting activities in Medan. Among them are joining a city tour of Medan, visiting natural attractions in Medan such as Lake Toba, Samosir Island, and Lake Linting. Or if you are a fan of modern entertainment tourism, you can try arcade games at Funworld The Manhattan Times Square Medan, culinary tours to legendary restaurants, and religious tours to several places of worship such as the Great Al Mahsun Mosque, Maha Vihara Maitreya, and Lumbini Pagoda.

The best time to visit Medan is during the summer which occurs between March and August. Even so, in these months the weather around is hot. To overcome this, you can bring equipment such as hats, sunblock, and masks to protect from direct sunlight. Also bring light clothing that absorbs sweat but is enough to protect the skin from the sun. Another option, the best time to visit Medan is when the annual grand festival is held. There are a number of festivals in Medan that you must look forward to. These include the Lake Toba Festival, Yaahowu Nias Festival, Flower and Fruit Feast Festival, and North Sumatra Fair.

How to Get to Tourist Attractions in Medan

How to go to Medan? There are several access transportation to the city of Medan, including:

  • Plane

You can book flight tickets to Medan with the aim of Kualanamu Medan Airport (KNO). Flights from Jakarta to Medan usually take approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes.

  • Car

Another option, if you don't want to bother taking public transportation, you can find the nearest car rental from Medan at tiket.com.

Recommendations Top 20 Tourist Attractions in Medan

  1. Toba Lake

Being one of the natural wonders in the world as well as a tourist spot in Medan, Lake Toba is thought to have been formed as a result of the devastating eruption of Mount Toba. Exciting activities that can be done on Lake Toba. Among other things, water sports, visiting the Batak Museum which is not far from Lake Toba, and enjoying the natural scenery around. To make it more economical, you can join the Lake Toba Tour via tiket.com. Prices for cheap Medan tour packages for 2023 start at IDR 964,830.

  • Address: Toba Lake, North Sumatera
  • Opening Days and Hours: Monday - Sunday, 24 hours

*Prices may change at any time, check the package catalog on this page for more updated prices at tiket.com

  1. Maimun Palace

Maimun Palace is a legacy of the Deli kingdom which has a blend of architectural styles from Europe, Islam and Malay. This tourist spot in Medan is suitable for you fans of historical and religious tourism. Inside the palace there are approximately 30 rooms, photos of the Deli kingdom, and European items.

  • Address: Jalan Brigjen Katamso Number 66, A U R, Medan City, North Sumatera
  • Opening Days and Hours: Monday - Sunday, 24 hours
  1. Mikie Funland

Are you looking for a recreation area in Medan? Pay a visit to Mikie Funland. Mikie Funland ticket prices start from IDR 105,000. It is a modern theme park that has more than 35 rides and attractions that you can ride with just one ticket! Some of Mikie Holiday Funland's rides include Bubble Cab, Bon Voyage, Sea Monster, Butterfly, Hello Kiddies, and many more!

  • Address: Jalan Raya Medan Berastagi, Medan City, North Sumatera
  • Opening Days and Hours: Monday - Sunday at 10.00 - 17.00 local time

*Prices may change at any time, check the package catalog on this page for more updated prices at tiket.com

  1. Tjong A Fie Museum

It is called the 'Historical Gem in Medan', the Tjong A Fie Museum is a tourist spot in Medan which has 2 floors with a total of 35 rooms in it. Entrance tickets to the Tjong A Fie Museum start from IDR 25,000. The Tjong A Fie Mansion Museum was built in 1895 and is the former home of Tjong Fung Nam or better known as Tjong A Fie, an influential merchant and philanthropist in Medan.

  • Address: Jalan Ahmad Yani Number 105, Kesawan, Medan City, North Sumatera
  • Opening Days and Hours: Monday - Sunday at 10.00 - 17.00 local time

*Prices may change at any time, check the package catalog on this page for more updated prices at tiket.com

  1. Hillpark Sibolangit

Medan is not only famous for its natural tourism, but also for modern tourism, such as the theme park at Hillpark Sibolangit. Hillpark Sibolangit tickets start from IDR 119,000. Medan Tourism is an outdoor theme park located in the highlands. While enjoying the natural landscape of the mountains, you can also try a number of rides and attractions at Hillpark Sibolangit. Like roller coasters, merry-go-rounds, ferris wheel, kora-kora, car bombs, fun zones, battery cars, and many more!

  • Address: Deli Serdang, North Sumatera
  • Opening Days and Hours: Monday - Sunday at 10.00 - 20.00 local time

*Prices may change at any time, check the package catalog on this page for more updated prices at tiket.com

  1. Lawang Hill

Bukit Lawang is a tourist spot in Medan which is often used as a healing destination in Medan. Medan's natural attractions are located on the edge of Gunung Leuser National Park, a World Heritage Site (UNESCO) which is home to many species of birds, plants and mammals. In order to have a frugal vacation, you can join the cheap Medan tour package for 2023, Private Tour: Half Day Tour Bukit Lawang & Orang Utan Jungle Trekking. Ticket prices for this Medan tour start from IDR 1,393,015.

  • Address: Bohorok, Langkat, North Sumatera
  • Opening Days and Hours: Monday - Sunday, 24 jam

*Prices may change at any time, check the package catalog on this page for more updated prices at tiket.com

  1. Sipiso Piso Waterfall

Entering the list of the highest waterfalls in Indonesia, Sipiso Piso Waterfall is a natural tourist spot in Medan that is a mainstay. You can join the Medan, Berastagi - Sipisopiso Waterfall - Tongging Village tour package. Ticket prices for this field tour start from IDR 151,075. The location of Sipiso Piso Waterfall is also not far from Lake Toba. So after visiting this waterfall, you can immediately stop by Lake Toba. One of the attractions of Sipiso Piso Waterfall is that when you are at the top, you are presented with stunning natural panoramas such as mountain views, Lake Toba, and green mountains.

  • Address: Tongging, Merek, Karo, North Sumatera
  • Opening Days and Hours: Monday - Sunday, 24 jam

*Prices may change at any time, check the package catalog on this page for more updated prices at tiket.com

  1. Cermin Beach

Cermin Beach is often used as a holiday destination for local people and outside the region. The reason is that this Medan tourist destination does not only provide beaches, but there is a modern theme-park located not far from Cermin Beach. Even for out of town residents, you can stay here because there are luxury resorts available.

  • Address: Cermin Beach Village, Serdang Bedagai, North Sumatera
  • Opening Days and Hours: Monday - Sunday, 24 jam
  1. Samosir Island

Talking about tourist attractions in Medan, you can't be separated from Samosir Island. Apart from the allure of stunning natural landscapes, Samosir Island also has other uniqueness. That is the term 'lake in the middle of the lake'. That is, Samosir Island, which is located in the middle of Lake Toba, actually has two lakes in it. Namely Lake Sidihoni and Aek Natonang. These two lakes are no less beautiful than Lake Toba, because they both offer stunning natural scenery. You can join the cheap Medan tour packages for 2023 through the Full-Day Private Samosir Island Tour from North Sumatra. The price for this Medan tour package starts from IDR 741,587.

  • Address: Toba Lake, North Sumatera
  • Opening Days and Hours: Monday - Sunday, 24 hours

*Prices may change at any time, check the package catalog on this page for more updated prices at tiket.com

  1. Bali Lestari Beach

The beach in Medan with Balinese vibes? There is one! Bali Lestari Beach is the name. This beach is a tourist spot in Medan which is another hit because it is famous for its unique Balinese atmosphere. Arriving here, you will be greeted by Balinese decorations and knick-knacks to the relief carvings on the walls that really represent Bali 'really'. The sea water is calm and safe for water play or swimming. Don't forget that there are several small huts on the beach which are perfect for resting and enjoying seafood from local restaurants.

  • Address: Jalan Pematang Pasir, Serdang Bedagai, North Sumatera
  • Opening Days and Hours: Monday - Sunday, 24 hours
  1. Lau Kawar Lake

The lake, which has an area of around 200 hectares, is a natural tourist attraction in Medan, which is at the foot of Mount Sinabung. Lau Kawar Lake is often a place of healing in Medan because it offers a natural panorama that soothes the eyes. Exciting activities that can be done at Lake Lau Kawar include going around the lake by boat, camping on the outskirts of the lake, fishing to the climbing area to Mount Sinabung.

  • Address: Kutagugung, Namanteran, Karo, North Sumatera
  • Opening Days and Hours: Monday - Sunday, 24 hours
  1. Manhattan Times Square Medan

It officially opened in 2017, Manhattan Times Square has become a shopping center in the city of Medan. Not only a shopping place, Manhattan Times Square is also an entertainment tour in Medan. One of them is Funworld Manhattan Times Square Medan. For those of you who are interested in playing various rides and games at Funworld Manhattan Times Square Medan, buy Voucher Top Up Kartu Funworld The Manhattan Times Square Medan right away! Funworld Manhattan Times Square Medan ticket prices start from IDR 199,000.

  • Address:The Manhattan Times Square Floor 2, Jalan Gatot Subroto Number 217, Sei Sikambing B, Medan City, North Sumatera
  • Opening Days and Hours: Monday - Sunday at 10.00-22.00 local time

*Prices may change at any time, check the package catalog on this page for more updated prices at tiket.com

  1. Berhala Island

Berhala Island is an island that is administratively included in the Province of North Sumatra. Pulau Berhala is included in the 12 outermost islands that require special handling because of its location which is very close to Malaysia. This North Sumatra tourist spot has biodiversity such as coral reefs, aquatic and non-aquatic animals, and tropical forests around. On Berhala Island there is also a turtle conservation, you know.

  • Address: Tanjungberingin, Serdang Bedagai, North Sumatera
  • Opening Days and Hours: Monday - Sunday, 24 hours

*Prices may change at any time, check the package catalog on this page for more updated prices at tiket.com

  1. Tangkahan

Tangkahan Langkat is a tourist spot in Medan in the form of an unspoiled tropical rainforest. Because the condition is still maintained, Tangkahan is a breeding place for elephants and other animals. At Tangkahan there are also waterfalls and rivers which are usually used as spots for bathing elephants by officials and tourists. You can also experience an exciting trip to Tangkahan by buying cheap Medan tour tickets for 2023, Tur 1 Hari Tangkahan by WeTravel. The price for this Medan tour package starts from IDR 726,000.

  • Address: Namu Sialang, Batang Serangan, Langkat, North Sumatera
  • Opening Days and Hours: Monday - Sunday, 24 hours

*Prices may change at any time, check the package catalog on this page for more updated prices at tiket.com

  1. Maha Vihara Maitreya

Maha Vihara Maitreya or commonly referred to as Vihara Cemara Asri is one of the largest monasteries in Indonesia which was built in 1991. It's no wonder that this religious tourist spot in Medan is often used as a tourist destination for local and foreign tourists. Once you arrive at Maha Vihara Maitreya, you will be greeted by Chinese ornaments in several corners, a beautiful garden, and a souvenir shop that provides souvenirs and knick-knacks.

  • Address: Jalan Cemara Asri Boulevard Raya Medan Estate, Percut Sei Tuan, Deli Serdang, North Sumatera
  • Opening Days and Hours: Monday - Sunday at 06.00-20.00 local time
  1. The Le Hu Garden

The Le Hu Garden is a garden in Medan which is a favorite of the people. How could it not, in Medan tourism it has its own allure. The Le Hu Garden is divided into 3 zones. Zone 1 consists of lakes and fish ponds. Here you can do water activities such as water boats and water bikes. While zones 2 and 3 have beautiful hills and gardens planted with several flowers as well as plants. Usually zones 2 and 3 are favorite spots for tourists who come to visit.

  • Address: Jalan Pendidikan, Deli Tua, North Sumatera
  • Opening Days and Hours: Monday - Sunday at 09.00-18.00 local time
  1. Linting Lake

Linting Lake is a tourist spot in Medan that is worth visiting to spend the weekend. Lake Linting Derived from the word 'melinting' which means round because this nature tour in Medan has an almost perfectly round shape. In addition to the clear color of the water, which is blue to Tosca green, the water of this lake is hot because it contains sulfur. Even so, the smell of sulfur is not so strong.

  • Address: Rumah Rih, inembah Tj. Muda Hulu, Deli Serdang, North Sumatera
  • Opening Days and Hours: Monday - Sunday, 24 hours
  1. Holbung Samosir Hill

Close to Lake Toba makes Holbung Samosir Hill a tourist spot in Medan that is right for enjoying the beauty of Lake Toba. When you are at the top of the hill, you will be presented with an amazing natural view of the green hills that line up, the blue water of Lake Toba, fishermen who are looking for fish, to the cool air around which is able to clear your mind from your daily routine.

  • Address: Holbung, Samosir, North Sumatera
  • Opening Days and Hours: Monday - Sunday, 24 hours
  1. The Great Al Mashun Mosque

Built in 1906, the Great Al Mahsun Mosque is one of the buildings with high historical value. Even so, this tourist spot in Medan is still standing strong and functioning as a place of worship as well as religious tourism. The Great Al Mashun Mosque has a mix of Middle Eastern, Spanish and Indian architecture. The windows located in this mosque are also decorated with beautiful stained glass from abroad. Apart from that, Masjid Raya Al Mashun also keeps a hundred year old Al-Qur'an which is displayed at the entrance of the male congregation. When visiting this Medan tourist destination, you can also visit the Maimun Palace at the same time because it is located in the same complex as the Al Mashun Great Mosque.

  • Address: Jalan Mahkamah Number 74C, Medan City, North Sumatera
  • Opening Days and Hours: Monday - Sunday at 04.00-00.00 local time
  1. Lumbini Nature Park

Lumbini Nature Park is a religious tourism spot in Medan which is inspired by the Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar. Located at the foot of Mount Sibayak, Lumbini Natural Park has cool air. In Lumbini Nature Park you can find a replica pagoda that is similar to the Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar. There are dozens of bells hanging on the top of the building and functioning as a decoration. Apart from being an active place of worship, this temple also acts as a religious tourism destination. Even so, it is expected to maintain politeness when visiting this religious tourism object in Medan.

  • Address: Jalan Barusjahe, Tongkoh, Dolat Rayat, Karo, North Sumatera
  • Opening Days and Hours: Monday - Sunday at 09.00-17.00 local time

When visiting Medan, be sure to visit the tourist attractions in Medan above. When entering tourist attractions, don't forget to buy Medan tour tickets through tiket.com so you can get cheap Medan tour prices in 2023. Come on, plan an exciting and fun vacation to Medan with tiket.com!

Recommendation Apartments and Hotels in Mean, North Sumatera

Apart from preparing Medan travel tickets, you also need to choose accommodation while on vacation to Medan. When on vacation, the choice of accommodation is one of the most important aspects. So, for those of you who are still confused about where to stay while traveling to Medan, see tiket.com's recommendations for apartments and hotels in Medan which can be a reference for staying!

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