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Medan travel guide

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You're Going to Love Medan

The fourth-largest city in Indonesia, and comfortably the largest on Sumatra, Medan is an exciting place to spend time. Bursting with energy, it's a city that offers historical sights, great food, nightlife, and access to the famous rainforests of the island.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Medan

When to Visit Medan

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Medan's temperature hardly budges from around 85 degrees all year round due to its tropical location. However, the dry season between March and August is probably the best time to go.

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How to Get to Medan

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Where to Stay in Medan

Some of Medan's best hotels include the JW Marriott Hotel Medan (which has one of the best spas in town) and the Grand Swiss-Belhotel Medan.

Popular Neighborhoods in Medan

Where to stay in popular areas of Medan

Most booked hotels in Medan

How to Get Around Medan

The Cost of Living in Medan

Shopping Streets

Shopping in Medan is all about the malls. Sun Plaza, Cambridge City Square, Plaza Medan Fair, and Medan Mall all offer high-end international brands and dining options.

Groceries and Other

Local supermarkets include Carrefour and Brastagi. Prices are low, at around Rp15,000 for 12 eggs.

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Where to Eat in Medan

If you want a sweet treat, the Medanese roll cakes at Bolu Meranti are a must. For sit-down meals, Cahaya Baru is a superb Indian option, and Sushi Tei is an excellent Japanese eatery. Meals should cost around Rp25-40,000.