Tugu Khatulistiwa

Tugu Khatulistiwa

If you have journey to Pontianak, it will uncomplete if you not visit the equatorial monument. Because this monument is the icon or the main landmarks of Pontianak. If you want to visit this monument, you can find it at Equator Road, North Pontianak. It is about 3 km from Pontianak city center.

Make sure you visit this monument at the right time so that you can see the unique of natural phenomenon at this location. When the sun has the right position on the equator, the sun culmination will occur. At the moment, you will not be able to see the shadow objects, as well as the shadow of the monument which will disappear in a few moments. This was caused by the sun’s position is really on a straight line with our heads. If you want to find those moments, you have to come to this monument at around dated March 21 to 23 and 21 to 23 September because of the event is only happens 2 times a year. The crowning event of the sun culmination can be seen only about 5-10 minutes. While waiting for the culmination, in the equatorial monument Pontianak held a series of traditional events which attended by local and foreign tourists.

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