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Address: Jalan Khatulistiwa, North Pontianak, Indonesia

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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A friend drove me to this place. Its quite out of town and I'm not sure how one would get here via public transport. You may have to charter a taxi throughout to visit this place... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2016
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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

A friend drove me to this place. Its quite out of town and I'm not sure how one would get here via public transport. You may have to charter a taxi throughout to visit this place. Once here, there's a huge monument outside to mark this spot on the equator line. Upon entering the main hall, there are pictures showing... More 

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Geraldton, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Of course a great photo opportunity to be in two hemispheres at the one time. Free to get in which is certainly a bonus. Two actual monuments, the original inside the dome (check out the aged graffiti which was etched into the wooden pillars) and the newer monument on the top of the dome, a bigger replica of the original.... More 

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Pontianak, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Ponti City is the place with best culinary, because the citizen like to eat a lot. Ponti City doesn't have many attraction sites, but West Borneo does have a lot good place to visit. (e.g. Lemukutan Island, Randayan Island, Temajo Island, Rindu Alam, etc). Ponti City is a city with good future for invesment, because it still develop city. So,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

The monument itself quite standard, you could not even enter the rooms. It was build during colonial era, so the monument is quite old. Nice place to jog and enjoy sunrise over Kapuas River, thought. Last time I go there, they were build and expanded the park around it, so it might get better now.

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Poway, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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 7, 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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