Medan is the third metropolitan city in Indonesia after Jakarta and Surabaya. You could say that the capital city of North Sumatra province is quite developed in terms of development. You can find famous and impressive places to hang out in Medan, like in Jakarta and Surabaya. Not only offering modern entertainment venues, but Medan also has several tourist attractions that you must visit.
Want to know tourist attractions in Medan that you must stop by? You can check these tourist attractions through the following list.
1. Sibolangit Hillpark Playground
Want to take your baby to a walk-in tourist attraction in Medan? Invite your little ones to come to the Sibolangit Hillpark Playground. This theme park is the most favorite tourist spot for tourists inside and outside the city of Medan.
There are various interesting game rides that you must try one by one. Hillpark Sibolangit Playground occupies a relatively large and outdoor area. In addition, the condition of this tourist spot is also immaculate. However, you need to remember that this place is only open on weekends.
2. Asam Kumbang Crocodile Park
Crocodile breeding has become a mandatory tourist spot in several cities. One of the most famous places for crocodile breeding is the Asam Kumbang Crocodile Park. In this place, there are about 2,500 crocodiles of various types and sizes.
It’s not enough to stop there, and the Asam Kumbang Crocodile Park is the largest crocodile breeding place in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. So, it’s not complete if you go to Medan without seeing this very famous crocodile breeding place.
3. Mora Indah
Recreation with family or friends to the water playground is indeed a very fun activity. Well, invite your friends or family to visit tourist attractions in Medan in the form of a water playground, namely Mora Indah. The location of this place is very strategic because it is in the middle of Medan City.
Various types of water rides and swimming pools are available here. For those of you who like a challenge, don’t forget to try the slide has a length of 20 meters. In addition, there is also a swimming pool for adults whose water level can reach an adult’s chest.
4. Medan Zoo
Taking a moment to look towards Berastagi City, you can find a zoo that is never empty of visitors. Yes, Medan Zoo has a collection of tropical animals, such as tigers, elephants, lions, and many more.
It turns out that this zoo occupies an area of 30 hectares. In addition, the Medan Zoo is still relatively new because it was only inaugurated in 2005. The location is in Simalingkar B Village, Medan Tuntungan or 10 KM from the center of Medan City towards Brastagi.
5. Kampung Keling
Being in Kampung Keling will make us feel like we are in Mumbai or other cities in India. Yes, Kampung Keling is Medan’s “Little India”. Most of the residents in Kampung Keling are of Indian descent. So, you can find buildings with typical Indian architecture to Indian cuisine while in Kampung Keling.
Until now, this area has always attracted the attention of tourists because of its uniqueness. In fact, there is a golden temple known as the Shri Mariamman Temple and is the oldest Hindu temple in Medan City.
6. Maimun Palace
The Deli Sultanate Palace is an icon of Medan City and was completed in 1891. The palace complex has an area of 2,777 square meters built by Sultan Mahmud Al Rasyid. Even though it is hundreds of years old, Maimun Palace still seems to stand firmly and majestically.
If you pay attention, the architecture of this palace is much influenced by European style. The same goes for the rooms in it. Maimun Palace is located on Jalan Brigadier General Katamso, Sukaraja Village, Medan. It has been managed as a tourist spot to be visited by tourists from within and outside the city of Medan.
Tangkahan is a tourist spot in Medan that can be reached by driving for 2-3 hours from the center of Medan City. This tourist spot is included in the Gunung Leuser National Park area in Langkat Regency. Many say that Tangkahan is a “hidden paradise” in North Sumatra.
This is a romantic nature tourism spot for you to visit with your partner. You can explore tropical forests with hilly lands that are managed as ecotourism. Then, you can also enjoy the panorama of the waterfall. Not only that, there is also a bat cave in Tangkahan that you can visit. Finally, you can try rafting on the Alas River which is very challenging.
8. Medan Grand Mosque
Tourism does not have to visit places with natural nuances or playgrounds. You can also do religious tourism while in Medan by visiting the Medan Grand Mosque. This large and magnificent mosque carries European, Malay, Moroccan, and Middle Eastern style architecture.
Being at the Medan Grand Mosque makes us feel like visiting a mosque in another country. The mosque, which was built in 1906, is located at Jalan Sisingamangaraja No. 718, Medan.
9. Graha Santa Maria Velangkanni
For tourists who are Catholic, you can visit Graha Santa Maria Velangkanni. Although the building looks like a Hindu temple or temple, it is a Catholic Church. Seeing the unique building, many non-Catholic tourists took the time to come here just to take pictures.
Well, if you are curious about this temple-shaped Catholic Church, you can directly come to its location on Jalan Sakura III No. 7-10, Medan.
Here are the tourist attractions in Medan that you must stop by. You can find tourist attractions in theme parks, nature tours, and religious tourism in Medan.
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