Things to do in Medan

Explore and get to know the city of Medan

Medan is the fourth largest city in Indonesia and well known for delicious and enticing food. Travelling to this city is convenient and many hawker centers are always offering different cuisines such as Chinese, Javanese and Indian. Medan is also popular for being a portal to some tourist spots like Lake Toba in Sumatra and Penang in Malaysia.


Things to do in Medan


Cultural sights

If you are an art lover or into architectural appreciation, you can visit some historic places with art deco buildings, mosques, and temples such as the old city hall, Buddhist temples Vihara Borobudur and Vihara Gunung Timur, Mesjid Raya Mosque, and contemporary art galleries similar to Tondi Gallery. There are other interesting places to visit in Medan, like museums and other buildings built during the Dutch colonial era.


Pantai Cermin Theme Park

Visiting Pantai Cermin Theme Park in Cermin beach is one of the best things to do in Medan. When travelling to Medan this park must be included on your itinerary. It is a perfect place for swimming, kayaking, and other fun outdoor activities.


Spa and relaxation

When you get tired from your trip, going to the spa is the best form of relaxation. There are different spas in Medan, like the Zen Garden, Eucalyptus Spa, De’ Spa and Quan Spa.



High-end malls are around the city so you will never have a dull moment when you are having a vacation in Medan.


When to go to Medan

Medan is a perfect holiday getaway all throughout the year since the climate and temperature is bearably warm at about 20°C to 30°C (68°F to 86°F). The dry season starts in February while the rainy season begins in September and ends in December. The city could be the perfect travel destination when you’re traveling alone or in a group.




Medan Facts

Population2 097 610
CurrencyIndonesian Rupiah
AirportPolonia, Indonesia (MES)

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