Equator Monument, Pontianak

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Stand with one foot in the Northern Hemisphere and the other in the Southern at Equator Monument. The small monument consists of four poles topped with an arrow and three consecutive rings, pointing along the equator. This structure stands in place of an earlier monument, a simple pole and arrow put there by an unknown Dutch explorer in 1928. Because the planet has shifted on its axis slightly, the monument no longer sits exactly on the equator--a line right next to the monument shows its true position. Arrange your visit to Equator Monument and discover more family-friendly attractions in Pontianak using our Pontianak trip builder.
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  • August 14, 2017
    9 Agustus 2017, Berkunjung ke Tugu Khatulistiwa Ini tempat yang harus kamu kunjungi kalau kamu sedang pergi ke Pontianak. Saat saya ke sini area di sekitar lokasi tugu sedang dalam tahap pembangunan. ...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    This place is build by Holland goverment. When they invasion here. Still exist until now. If you want learning about khatulistiwa you can come here.  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    I have seen equator line in Equador and Uganda already and i can say the one in Pontianak is totally not commercial! (and yu can find it advantage or disadvantage as you like)  more »
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  • August 19, 2017
    They were still on progress to be renovated, maybe next year after all this done it will be more attractive, because if you have to wait til noon or the exact time the sun exactly above your head, you might be boring and have nothing to do in this site. Keep improving!
  • July 1, 2017
    Historical place with well documented story. It was being renovated to add additional features like shop & gift shop. Parking area was vast for both motorcycles and cars. Kapuas River tour using boat also available there.
  • June 29, 2017
    After all these years, they are finally upgrading the place to be more tourist-friendly. Works are still in progress when we were there... so expect better things to come. Otherwise, the enclosure that houses the monument is engaging itself to a certain extent.
  • July 26, 2017
    Fun. You can have a certificate with your name on it for free, and standing between the two hemispheres (though it doesn't seem to be the exact spot) is worth the ferry and opelet (bargain hard) ride.
  • June 26, 2017
    The original monument is located inside the building. Displays are in both English and Indonesian. Besides photographing yourself straddling the line separating the northern and southern hemisphere, check out the excellent copper reliefs on the surrounding walls.

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