Medan is a bustling major metropolis and the capital city of North Sumatra featuring impressive buildings boasting a Dutch colonial-style architecture. This charming city has some interesting museums, delectable food, a vibrant nightlife, and a fascinating atmosphere. The huge Maimun Palace and octagonal Great Mosque of Medan dominate the city center, combining Islamic and European styles. Just north are Jalan Selat Panjang street, famed for its ethnic food stalls, and Tjong A Fie Mansion, a museum in a former Chinese merchants home. Southwest is the striking Indo-Moghul Catholic church of Graha Maria Annai Velangkanni.