What We Love About Medan

Once a mere settlement in a swampland between the Deli and Babura Rivers, Medan has developed into a beautiful and bustling metropolis and was dubbed “Parijs van Sumatra” by the Dutch because it’s said to resemble France’s City of Lights. Explore its lively streets, drop by and purchase things from its numerous shophouses, admire its exquisite architecture, and discover its festive nightlife. Outside of the city, you can go bathing in colorful hotsprings and explore its numerous natural wonders. Adding this city to your itinerary will surely make your Indonesia trip more memorable.

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21 Aug WED 29° 22°
22 Aug THU 33° 22°
23 Aug FRI 32° 22°
24 Aug SAT 34° 22°
25 Aug SUN 25° 22°
26 Aug MON 31° 23°
27 Aug TUE 27° 22°

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Experience Medan's rich cultural diversity through delicious local food and unique architecture all around the city then soak in the breathtaking panoramic views when you visit Lake Toba

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About Medan

Once a mere settlement in a swampland between the Deli and Babura Rivers, Medan has developed into a beautiful and bustling metropolis and was dubbed “Parijs van Sumatra” by the Dutch because it’s said to resemble France’s City of Lights. Explore its lively streets, drop by and purchase things from its numerous shophouses, admire its exquisite architecture, and discover its festive nightlife. Outside of the city, you can go bathing in colorful hotsprings and explore its numerous natural wonders. Adding this city to your itinerary will surely make your Indonesia trip more memorable.

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  • JAN - DEC
    33° 23°

    Tropical

General Information

  • Time Zone
    GMT +07:00

  • Currency
    Indonesian Rupiah

    1USD = 14,265.40IDR

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