Medan is the capital city of North Sumatera Province with population 2.210.624 in (2015) with the number of women larger than men. Medan is the 3rd largest city in Indonesia after Jakarta and Surabaya. Medan is Metropolis city which has two Airport (Polonia & Kuala namu) and two sea port, such as Belawan & Kuala Tanjung Port. Medan also has one train station which connected some town which close to the Medan and Kuala Namu International Airport.
Medan as an old and historical city has some interesting places to be visited, such as:
- MAIMOON PALACE, which Built by Sultan Ma’mun Al Rashid Perkasa Alamyah in years 1887–1891, the palace was designed by the Dutch architect Theodoor van Erp and covers 2,772 m² with a total of 30 rooms, not solely because of its historical heritage status, but also because of its unique interior design of the palace, combining elements of Malay cultural heritage, Islamic and Indian architecture, with Spanish and Italian furniture and fittings.
- Tjong A Fie Mansion. Called “a historical jewel in Medan”, the 35-room, 2-storey Tjong A Fie Mansion was built in 1895 on an area of 8000 sq. meter. It is a registered historical landmark as well as a cultural heritage building and museum. The Mansion has Chinese, Malay and Art Deco influences in its architecture style. The structure was built observing feng-shui principles. The rooms are on four sides of the structures and surround a big open-air courtyard in the middle, signifying the “Well of Heaven”. Tjong A Fie Left His Hometown In China And Travelled To Labuan Deli In The Dutch East Indies To Seek A Better Fortune. This Iconic And Historic Mansion In Medan Was A Gift For His Beloved Wife.
- Annai Velangkanni Church, which was built with a Hindu architecture by James Bharataputra and assisted by a building construction expert by Johannes Tarigan. It is devoted to Our Lady of Good Health and is also known as Our Lady of Vailankanni. This particular saint knows its origin with an apparition in the 17th century in Velankanni Town, Tamil Nadu, India. The temple is an imposing building, of two storeys and a small tower of seven storeys in Indonesian style.