This city that crossed by the equator line has many tourism objects you should visit, start from cultural sites, historical sites, to natural tourism. Here are the popular ones in Pontianak:
It is not completed yet if you do not visit Tugu Khatulistiwa (the Equator Monument) while in Pontianak. This monument is placed at 0-degree point of the equator, precisely at Jalan Khatulistiwa, Batu Layang, Siantan. This monument intentionally designed as a milestone marker of equator line. It is not hard to visit this monument which made by the Netherlands in 1928 because the location is about 3 kilometer from downtown.
Pontianak is identical with Kapuas River. You can visit this river bank environment by passing the Alun-alun Kapuas (the Kapuas Square). Located in of mayor office, you will find this alun-alun easily. Try to come in the afternoon or night because the air is mild. You will enjoy the time sitting in alun-alun and watching the beautiful night lamp.
For whose love history, Museum Negeri Pontianak must be in your itinerary. This museum has a historical collection of kingdom thing and craft art culture of tribe Dayak. If you interest in visit this place, go to Jalan Jenderal Ahmad Yani, Parit Tokaya. This historical site opens at 08:00 – 16:00.
Another historical site in Pontianak can be found in Keraton Kadriah. In this building which was already built since 1711, you can found many collections of Kesultanan Pontianak. The unique thing inside this Keraton Kadriah is an Alquran that written by Sultan Syarif Abdurrahman Alkadrie with his handwriting.
After visited Keraton Kadriah, try to come to Masjid Jami Pontianak. The distance from keraton is just about 200 meter. This mosque was the witness birth of Pontianak City. Like a house on stilts, Masjid Jami Pontianak becomes one of the shelters if Kapuas River is expanding. Not half-hearted, this mosque can resettle about 1.500 people.
You will get quite difficult to reach this place if not rent a car. The reason is you need about 4 hours to reach Sinka Island Park from downtown. After a long trip, your exhaust will be paid with many interesting objects in Sinka Island Park.
This tourist destination is an integrated recreation park. Start from a zoo, swimming pool, up to a beautiful beach that you can find in this tourist attraction. You can also cross over Sinka Island Park by a wooden bridge to the smallest island in the world, Simping Island.