4 Instagrammable Landmarks at Medan

4 Instagrammable Landmarks at Medan
February 05 14:10 2019 Print This Article

Below is a peek in the energetic spirit you’ll find in Medan’s town center:

1 | TheMaimoon Palace

Constructed by Sultan Ma’mun Al Rashid Perkasa Alamsyah in 1887-1891, the palace includes a total of 30 rooms on its 2,772 sqm property. But only one main room is available for public, that’s the throne area. Its architectural design style is a cultural-mix of Malay, Islam and Moghal heritage. Despite the fact that its interior layout takes a longer Spanish-Italian ambience. The Royal set of jewelry, antiques and presents presented by other nations’ royal leaders will also be on display.

2 | Al Mashun Grand Mosque

This grand mosque is located on a busy road in Medan. The mosque was constructed in 1906-1909, during the reign of Sultan Ma’mun Al Rasyid Perkasa Alam of the Deli Sultanate. Encompassed by an extensive garden, the architectural design style of the most important construction is a combination of Middle East, Moghal and Spanish influence. It’s built in an octagonal form and has four wings to the south, east, west and north. The mosque was built according to the strictest orders given by the Sultan: which it should be grander than his own grand palace — the Maimoon Palace. An elegant structure with intricate details about the exterior and interior design, this is a location you want to see.

3 | Tjong A Fie Mansion

Each furniture and accessory inside this mansion are organized exactly as if the mansion is still inhabited by its proprietor. Located in downtown Medan, the building has a mixture of Chinese, Malay and Art-Deco influences. The mansion takes on to be well preserved among the encompassing modern structures. Tjong A Fie was a Chinese merchant who tried to find much better fortune within town that is now known as Medan. Graha Maria AnnaiVelangkanni

4 | Graha Maria AnnaiVelangkanni

A stunning structure with elaborate façade, The Maria Shrine at Graha Maria AnnaiVelangkanni is dedicated to the blessed Mother Mary. It was constructed from the year 2001-2005. You might well mistake it for a Hindu temple or perchance a mosque owing to its ornamentation and domes. Father James Barathaputra, SJ was the originator of the idea to create this one-of-a-kind Catholic Church. His vision was to make this a sanctuary for people who seek peace, solace, healing and divinity.

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