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Address: Jalan Khatulistiwa, North Pontianak, Indonesia
Description: About three kilometers north of the heart of Pontianak City is the...
About three kilometers north of the heart of Pontianak City is the equatorial point that divides the Earth into the northern and southern hemispheres. Here at the Equator Monument, a unique natural phenomenon occurs twice a year in mid-March and mid-September: at noon for 5-10 minutes, everything around the monument loses its shadow entirely.
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Just to know the line where the equator cuts...

Most sought after place of interest for tourist visiting Kalimantan. Check out some of the miracle which the caretaker may demo you with the egg thing. At least u get the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2013
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Kuching, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Pontianak is the capital of West Borneo (Kalimantan). As exotic as it sounds, this island is jungle no more.Everywhere and everything is very convenience. Airport, big houses, stores, resorts, restaurants, cars, internet/wifi everywhere. Pontianak is the 0° altitude city, right at the Equator. That's why there's the Equator Monument here. Or locals call it "Tugu Khatulistiwa". It's a lifetime experience.... More 

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Kuching, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Most sought after place of interest for tourist visiting Kalimantan. Check out some of the miracle which the caretaker may demo you with the egg thing. At least u get the satisfaction of knowing that u neither on the north or south hemisphere...

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Mudgee, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

There are some pretty bad reviews about the equator monument, but I thought it was really interesting, and worth a visit.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

Things you must go if you already in pontianak. Not much too see here but the monument itself. The maintenance is handled poorly. The dust is everywhere. There are some local vendor offers some souvenirs but not intresting much.

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Kuching, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2011

Definitely a place to visit if only for the bragging rights that you've been to the equator and that you've stood on both the northern and southern hemispheres at the same time. Incidentally Pontianak is the only city in the world that sits right on the Equator. We are told by the caretaker that twice a year, 21st -23rd March... More 

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Address: Jalan Khatulistiwa, North Pontianak, Indonesia
Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Borneo  >  Central Kalimantan

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