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. Add Equator Monument and other attractions to your Pontianak trip itinerary using our Pontianak online driving holiday planner .
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  • pelayanan petugas dari upt ini layak diacungkan 2 jempol. penjelasan yang diberikan sangat informatif dan mudah dicerna. tambah menarik karena kepada pengunjung diberikan sertifikat secara cuma-cuma. ...  more »
  • Kedatangan kali ini, saya cukup kaget dengan perkmbngan kota pontianak. Sekarang pertumbuham sudah mulai terlihat walau masih belum secara besar-besaran. Begitu pun dengan tugu khatulistiwa, yang tela...  more »
  • the one we proud, our place passed by equator free if u visit this places the weather already hot before 11 am but that'a our place,,,,, come and  more »
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  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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