10 Tourist Attractions in Pontianak Must-see

Pontianak is famous for its line of khatulistiwanya. The city has indeed become one of the world’s regions traversed by the line of imagination which divides Earth into two sections, North and South. To strengthen predikatnya as the city of Pontianak in equator, established a proper monument at the site of the alleged Earth.

In addition, the Pontianak is also traversed by two rivers namely the Kapuas River and Porcupine River. The two rivers is even reflected in the logo of the city. Not only popular with the Equator and the river Kapuasnya, the city also has many tourist attractions to be proud. The following 10 tourist attractions in Pontianak which can be used as Your vacation destination of choice:

1. The Palace Kadriah

Built in 1771 by Sultan Syarif Abdurrahman Alqadrie who was the first sultan of the Sultanate of Pontianak, Keraton Kadriah located on Tritura, Pontianak. The building is dominated by the color yellow and made of wood, wood, Kalimantan proof known as iron wood because of its strength.

In the courtyard, there is an ancient Cannon relics of Japan and Portuguese. While inside the building, you can find the throne of the sultan and the Queen Consort, complete with photos, clothes and other various collections sultan belongs to the sultan. One of the unique collection is a hand-written Qur’an itself by Sultan Syarif Abdurrahman Alqadrie.

2. The tomb of the Sultanate of Batulayang

These sights are the seven sultans of Pontianak cemetery along with his family. The main Tomb here of course the first mausoleum of sultan, Sultan Syarif Abdurrahman Alqadrie, who was in a room right in the middle of the complex and shaped similar to a small bunker. Entrance for pilgrims made low so they must time ducking in as homage to the sultan.

Outside of the complex there is a mound of stones are stained green. This is the stone which is called as batulayang. This cemetery is located about 2 km from the Monument. To go into here, you are free.

3. The mosque Jami Pontianak

The mosque is also known as the mosque of Sultan Syarif Abdurrahman. Along with the Palace, the mosque bear witness to the origins of the florist Pontianak. The roof of the four-storey mosque and in it there are four main pillars of wood with a diameter of 0.5 meters proof. In addition, the mosque holds jamaah 1,500 people was made in the style of home staging to avoid flooding while the Kapuas river overflowed.

Masjid Jami Pontianak is located about 200 metres from the Royal Palace Kadriah. After the mosque, you can drop in to the traditional markets that are on the left side of the entrance to the mosque. In this market, you can buy fresh fish from the Kapuas River.

4. Monument

This monument that became the pride of the citizens of Pontianak, Monument. These sights are located around 3 km from the city centre. The monument consists of four main pillars of wood, the proof of the two pillars of the rear pillar is higher than the front. In addition, there are writings EVENAAR between two pillars back.

Here there is a museum that contains information about a line of imagination. There is also a gift shop which sells miniature Monument. To get into these sights, you are free. But if you want to obtain a certificate of proof of visits signed by Mayor of Pontianak, you have to pay 10,000 Rupiah.

The best time to visit tourist spots in Pontianak is the most popular of these is on the 21st – March 23 or 21 – 23 September. At that time, there was a natural phenomenon in which the Sun is directly above the Equator so that all objects that are above the line will not have shadows.

5. Home Betang Radakng

The House is a replica Radakng Betang rumah adat Dayak tribesmen in West Kalimantan who purposely built by the City Government in Jalan Sultan Sjahrir, a new city, Pontianak. The Government’s flagship tourist places of the city reached a record as the longest custom homes in Indonesia. The length of the House reaches 138 meters with a width of 5 metres and a height of 7 meters.

This House has long shaped stilts. More and more members of the family then the length of the Dayak tribe betang home because choosing to live with all the members of her family in one House.

Betang House consists of three parts namely terrace or lobby spaces, pante is used to gather the whole family and sleeping or Chamber which is the personal space of each head of a family.

Home-made Radakng Betang this Government made of ulin wood and decorated with carvings and paintings of typical Dayak. On certain occasions, the House was used as a place to practice dancing and other performing arts.

6. Garden square Kapuas

The existence of the Kapuas River could not be separated from the life of the citizens of Pontianak. In addition to being transportation of water, the river is also utilized an edge as a park for family recreation. Tourist spots in Pontianak who visited in the afternoon and the evening is in front of the Mayor’s Office.

3 acres of Garden features a replica of the Monument on one of its corners. In addition, there are many benches that you can use to relax while enjoying the culinary delights of the sold around the site.

7. Aloe Vera Center

Aloe Vera Center is a place of cultivation of the Aloe Vera plant which was in the path of Budi Utomo, Upper Northern Siantan, Pontianak. From the Kapuas, you can take a minibus heading for Siantan downstream.

Here, you can find Aloe Vera with giant size. Just imagine, every pelepahnya can achieve weight 1.2 kg. You can also see the process of processing these crops into food such as dodol, confectionery and flour. In addition, Aloe Vera is also processed into creams for the skin.

Before returning home, you can also buy a range of refined products last as souvenirs for friends and family at home.

8. The long sand beaches

This beach is located in Seventeen or about 17 km from the city of Singkawang. Typical scenery of the beach you can see here, white sand, crystal clear waters bluish and a row of trees in the vicinity. If sit relax alone is not enough for you, please play volleyball, swimming, fishing or surfing here.

The facilities at these sights belong to complete, from hotels, cottages, restaurants, souvenir shops to discos. To be able to enjoy the beauty of this beach, you charge to 10,000 Rupiah per person.

9. Sinka Island Park

Sinka Island Park is a recreational park the existing integrated in the Bay of Ma’jantuh, Singkawang. In this place there is a Zoo, a swimming pool to the beach.

Sinka Zoo is the Zoo’s mini that is in place. In it there are about 200 species of animals from 62 tail. Entry to the Zoo you will be charged Idr 10,000.

If you want to enjoy the panoramic view of the beach, You can get to Banjau Beach. To go to the beach, you have to pay 20,000 Dollars. Beach Banjau this edge in the form of rocks so it is not suitable for swimming. For swimming, You can get to the swimming pool that has been provided.

In addition, you can cross the wooden bridge to the island Scallop. The island is touted as the smallest island in the world. Interestingly, though, there is a small shrine here. To be able to set foot on the island, you will be charged for 15,000 Dollars.

10. Museum of West Kalimantan

The Museum is also known as Negeri Pontianak. Historical attractions located in Jendral Ahmad Yani, Pontianak. The Museum is divided into three zones that the trio have different collections. Starting from the discovery of artifacts in West Kalimantan, the Royal collection, the craft of Dayak arts and culture, until a collection of ceramics from China.

Outside the museum, there is a small garden with a wooden bridge that often made the location a photograph by visitors. The Museum is open every day from Tuesday to Thursday, at 08:00 – 16:00 and Friday to Sunday, at 08:00 – 15:00. Monday, exactly this close.

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