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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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  • Its located near from Pontianak, around 45 minutes, when the traffic are normal. When I used to go there, the places not crowded. But it looks there is development to make like a small theme park on t...  more »
  • The Equator monument is located on the equator in Pontianak, Indonesia. It marks the division between the northern and southern hemispheres.  more »
  • Good display about the equator and history of the monument. The park surrounding the monument is still under development, but looks very nice and promising. The park is connected to a pier in the Kapu...  more »
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  • Historical place with well documented story. It was 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.
  • This is the legendary icon of this city, you should be there at least once in a lifetime. The local government give a good effort to make this place as a better option to visit
  • It's a cool place to hangout. From there you can get a boat ride which leads to various places. It's also a good place to take pics with the freshness of the Kapuas River
  • "Di antara Lintang Utara dan Lintang Selatan". Walau pun tidak benar-benar posisinya tepat pada 0° 0' 0" LS/LU dan 109° 20' 00" BT tapi keren lah, ini dibuatnya pada Tahun 1928, jaman segitu sudah bagus ada orang ngukur dan mikirin hal seperti ini, belum ada satelit apalagi GPS. Salut untuk para geografer Belanda pada saat itu 👍
  • quite borring place, but this place have a good masterplan to be build. I hope it will get better.