When is the best time to fly to Medan?
The climate in Indonesia is warm throughout the year, so it can be said that there is no bad time to visit in terms of the weather. Travel between March and October to avoid the (usually short) periods of rainfall that can occur in Medan, though be aware that travelling during the summer holidays can be more expensive than at other times. Visit during one of the city's many festivals (such as the annual Holi One Colour Festival, the date of which is confirmed anew each year), to enjoy the buzzing crowds of locals and visitors alike.
One of Indonesia's largest cities, Medan is a thriving hub for food, drink, and unique museums. Tjong A Fie's Mansion, for example, is a small but fascinating museum exhibition housed within a historic Chinese style mansion. This mansion will enable you to step back a century into the past. Visit the Marian Shrine of Annai Velangkanni in the city centre to see one of the true architectural gems of Medan. The majestic blue and white Medan Grand Mosque is another real architectural treasure of the city. If adventure and excitement are what you are looking for, then make sure to pay a visit to the Hillpark Sibolangit, a large amusement park. The Gedung Arca is one of the most interesting exhibition centres in Indonesia, and is a great place to learn about the history and culture of this part of the country. The Two Colors Sibolangit Waterfall is a lovely place for a day trip, a picnic, and a stroll. Indonesian food is deliciously spicy, and there are plenty of sweet treats to sample too, so checking out some of the restaurants and other eateries in Medan is certainly a great idea during your stay here.