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By Air

Polonia International Airport is located in the heart of the city, because of its close proximity to the city center, the government is currently imposing a ban on constructing high rise buildings.Kuala Namu International Airport is a new airport under construction and is due to replace Polonia in mid-2012.

By Train

Medan is connected by rail to other conurbations on the eastern coast of Sumatra, such as Tanjungbalai, Rantauprapat, Siantar and Binjai. Executive, business and economy class trains are available, but if your budget allows, take the better class trains, which are faster and more comfortable.Tickets cost between Rp 9,000 (economy) to Rp 70,000 (executive).

By Bus

The central station for all larger buses in Medan is Amplas Station Central (not located in the center of the city though).This is where a lot of the smaller minivans go as well, and where travellers need to go to make connecting buses to further cities.Many of the large air-conditioned buses perform overnight routes.Larger, non air-conditioned buses and large luxury buses (often Mercedes) that are air-conditioned (some have toilets on board, though they are squatting toilets that are difficult to use when the buses are moving, given driving habits and road conditions throughout Sumatra).

By Ferries

Medan is not located by the sea but nearby Belawan is a major port with domestic and international boat and ferry services. Belawan is listed as a visa-free and visa-on-arrival entry point.Pelni boats link Belawan with various ports in Sumatra and other Indonesian islands.The comfortable MV Kelud departs from Belawan every Tuesday.

Key places to visit
Istana Maimun Palace, Graha Maria Annai Velangkanni, Masjid Raya Mosque, Bukit Barisan Military Museum, The Great Mosque


Places to Visit

Istana Maimun Palace

Is a well-known landmark at Medan, the capital city of North Sumatra.Built by the Kesultanan of Deli (Sultan of Deli), Sultan Makmun Al Rasyid Perkasa Alamsyah in years 1887–1891, the palace covers 2,772 m2 and has 30 rooms.The Palace has become a tourist destination not solely because of age but also because of the unique interior design of the palace, mixing elements of Malay cultural heritage, Islam, Spanish, Indian, and Italian style.

Graha Maria Annai Velangkanni

Since 2005, a catholic temple, in Indo-Mogul style, devoted to Graha Maria Annai Velangkanni (Our Lady of Good Health), is built in Medan, Indonesia.This particular Saint knows its origin with an apparition in the 17th century in India.The temple is an imposing building, of two storeys and a small tower of seven storeys in Indonesian style, that already attracts attention from the main road (it is situated in the small road Jl. Sakura III besides Jl. Simatupang).It is already the second most important pilgrimage in Asia.

Masjid Raya Mosque

On Penyengant island is located outside Tanjung Pinang on Bintan island, Indonesia.The mosque was built in 1844 and is today one of Tanjung Pinang's most popular attractions for visitors.The old culture at the Penyengat Island was leading and powerful in the areas past. Is was the royal seat of the Malayan Kingdom and it is famous for its viceroys of Riau during the 18th century conflict period. Penyengat still bears the traces of its illustrious and mystic past. Ruins, abandoned for almost 70 years, are recently restored. The old ruler's palace and royal tombs, among them the grave of the respected Sultan Haji, who also was creator and author of the first Malay Language grammar book, are among the legacies left by the Riau sultanate. Still in use is the old vice-royal mosque, the Mesjid Raya.

Bukit Barisan Military Museum

Brigade General Leo Lopulisa this museum opened on June 21, 1971.This museum was located in H. Zainul Arifin Street 8, Medan.This museum Kept Several historic military weapons include the weapon That was utilized in the struggle for independence and the revolt in North Sumatra During 1958.In this museum Could We see Several Motives / painting of the revolt against the Netherlands. This museum is open on Monday - Friday (08:00 to 14:30) and closed on Thursday - Sunday.

The Great Mosque

This Great mosque was one of the Sultan of Deli in North Sumatra Legacies other than the Maimoon Palace.This mosque was still utilized by the Muslim community to pray every day. Some of the building materials were the resource persons for this mosque decoration made in Italy.Foreign tourists visit this mosque from Various countries all over the World.This Great mosque is the most beautiful and Biggest mosque in North Sumatra.Sultan Ma'mun Al Rashid built this mosque in 1906. Great This mosque is located only 200 m from Maimoon Palace.

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