15 Tourist Attractions in Pontianak September-2020 The Singkawang Beach Area of ​​West Kalimantan and Its Surroundings are Historic


Kalimantan Island has its own charm, one of which is the city of Pontianak. The capital city of West Kalimantan is known for being traversed by the equator and the Kapuas and Landak Rivers.

There are various tourist attractions that this city has to offer, from nature, history, and others. We are not discussing a haunted place here, but a tourist attraction worth visiting.

If you don’t dare yourself, you can contact a travel agent to see travel packages to this place. The following is a list of tourist attractions in Pontianak and its surroundings, complete with descriptions and pictures of the objects.

1. Kapuas Square Park

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Address: Jalan Rahadi Usman, Tengah, Pontianak, West Kalimantan
Coordinate: Click here
Operational hour: 05.00 – 22.00
Telephone: 0896-6891-0320

Kapuas Square Park is in the middle of the city. Spot this is one of the projects’Waterfront City‘. It is located on the bank of the Kapuas River, in front of the Pontianak mayor’s office.

This garden has a neat design. The community makes it a place for recreation. There are fountain facilities that look beautiful and a replica of the Equator Monument.

Coming to Pontianak is incomplete if you don’t visit here, let alone its strategic location, which is on Jalan Rahadi Usman, Tengah.

2. The Equator Monument Museum

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Location: Jl. Khatulistiwa, Siantan, North Pontianak, Batu Layang
Coordinate: Click here
Operational hour: 08.00 – 16.30
Telephone: (0561) 881643

The Equator Monument was founded during the reign of the Dutch East Indies. This place marks the location of zero degrees on the equator. Every March 21-23 and September 3 will be celebrated the day of the sun’s culmination here.

At that time, upright objects around the Equator Monument had no shadow. Inside the monument, there are several collections related to the history of the place.

There is an original monument that first stood placed in the middle of the room. Another collection is in the form of photographic objects and text that describes the Equator Monument.

3. West Kalimantan Museum

Address: Jl. General Ahmad Yani, Parit Tokaya, South Pontianak
Coordinate: Click here
Rates: IDR 3,000 per person
Operational hour: Saturday, Sunday / National Holidays (08.00 – 14.00), Tuesday – Thursday (08.00 – 15.00), Friday (08.00 – 11.00, 13.00 – 15.00)

The West Kalimantan Museum stores historical objects in West Kalimantan Province. Some of the relics on display come from several ethnic groups living in West Kalimantan, for example the Malays, Dayaks, and Chinese.

There are 3 rooms, namely the Introduction Room, West Kalimantan Cultural Room, and the Ceramic Room. In addition to exhibiting objects, this museum often holds various activities such as guidance, surveys, lectures, workshops, discussions, competitions, and others.

4. Masjid Raya Mujahidin

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Location: Jalan Jendral Ahmad Yani, Kel. Akcaya, Kec. South Pontianak
Coordinate: Click here
Telephone: (0561) 732093

Masjid Raya Mujahidin which is located in the center of Pontianak looks magnificent and can accommodate up to 9 thousand worshipers. The outer yard can accommodate around 1,600 cars.

Having a very magnificent building, the Mujahidin Mosque is often used as a religious tourism place and has even become a center for Islamic studies in Pontianak.

5. Kadriah Palace

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Address: Jl. Tanjung Raya No.1, Dalam Bugis, East Pontianak
Coordinate: Click here

Kadriah Palace can be a historical tourist destination when visiting Pontianak. This palace has been built since 1771 by Syarif Abdurrahman Aladrie from Mempawah Kingdom and until now the building still stands majestically.

It is located close to the confluence of three rivers, namely the Landak, Kapuas Kecil and Kapuas Besar Rivers. From the outside it looks striking because it is golden yellow. This palace was built from selected wood. Not far from there is the Jami Sultan Abdurrahman Mosque.

6. Taman Fantasia KalBar

Locations: Jl.Ahmad Yani 2 / Arteri Supadio, Arang Limbung, Pontianak
Coordinate: Click here
Entrance ticket: IDR 25,000 per person
Telephone: (0561) 6726430

Taman Fantasia provides waterboom which is quite complete. Not only a place to swim, but the manager also has inns and resorts. For those who want a complete tour package, you can visit Gardenia Resort and Spa.

7. Muara Kapuas Swimming Pool

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Address: Buyung River, West Pontianak
Coordinate: Click here
Rates: IDR 15,000 per person
Operational hour: 10.00 – 17.00, Friday 13.00 – 17.00

This swimming pool is on the bank of the Kapuas River and is waterboom the largest in Pontianak. The place, which was built since 2012, only opened in 2015. There are two main pools with different depths.

The first pool for children is equipped with 3 slides and a spilled bucket. The second pool has a depth of 1.5 meters specifically for adults. Not only swimming, visitors can take a tour to see the area around the river.

8. Garden of Trust

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Location: Jalan Sultan Syahrir, Akcaya, Pontianak City
Coordinate: Click here

9. Digulis Park

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Address: Jalan Jenderal Ahmad Yani No.110F, Southeast Pontianak, Blai Laut
Coordinate: Click here
Operational hour: 08.00 – 09.00

This park is in the southeastern part of the Digulis Monument which is a building to commemorate heroes. Spot residents often visit for a mere relax or exercise.

Often used as an arena for BMX bicycle attractions to make this park even more crowded. The trees planted there come from West Kalimantan such as Tengkawanng, Belian, Pelaik, and others.

10. Archipelago Tourism

Location: Pasir, Mempawah Hilir, Pontianak
Coordinate: Click here
Entrance ticket: IDR 10,000 per person
Operational hour: 08.00 – 22.00
Telephone: 0811-5669-600

Nusantara Tourism is a recreational destination in the form of a beach located in Mempawah, Pontianak. On holidays there are various rides for games that are opened here, including swimming pools, fishing ponds, duck boats, 4-wheeled motorbikes, boogey jumping, and others.

For those who want to stay overnight, you don’t need to worry because you are around spot there are hotel or lodging facilities. So visitors can come until night.

11. Kijing Beach

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Address: Sea Turmeric River, Pontianak
Coordinate: Click here
Rates: IDR 5,000 per person

Kijing Beach has long been a famous tourist attraction in Pontianak. The beach with sloping white sand is able to attract many visitors.

It can be seen from the highway, it takes about 3 hours from Pontianak. Previously this beach was a natural forest habitat mangroves.

12. Blue Lake

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Location: Wonosari, Roban, East Singkawang, Pajintan, West Kalimantan
Coordinate: Click here
Telephone: 0813-4521-1234

Blue Lake is 6 km from the city center of Singkawang. Natural scenery with a beautiful blue lake and a line of the Pasi Raya Mountains will welcome tourists

This area used to be a former illegal gold mine. People usually come in the afternoon or early morning. Apart from the blue color of the water, there is a desert that is bent and rocks formed by rainwater.

Tourists need to be careful because it is feared that lake water is dangerous for the body so they are not allowed to swim there. But for those looking for beautiful scenery, you can visit here.

13. Long Sand Beach

Address: Singkawang, West Kalimantan
Coordinate: Click here
Rates: IDR 15,000 – 25,000 per person

Pasir Panjang Beach is located in the Tujuh Belas District, Singkawang. It is named so because it stretches for 3 kilometers. From here, tourists can enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the sea and several islands that are bordered by the Natuna sea.

These beach waves are big enough to make it suitable for surfing. Tourists can also fish because there are lots of fish there. However, the price of the entrance ticket is quite expensive compared to other beach tours.

14. Riam Merasap Waterfall

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Location: Batang Air Village, Sahan, Sanggau Ledo, Bengkayang Regency
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Riam Merasap Waterfall has a height of 20 meters and a width of 8 meters. Nearby there is a waterfall called Riam Naik Kubik as high as 8 meters.

Apart from being a tourist spot, this waterfall is also used as a source of electricity. There are several facilities such as a canteen, lodging, souvenir shop, rafting, etc. which are deliberately provided to pamper its visitors.

15. Forest / Mountains of the Ambawang River

Address: Kubu Raya, West Kalimantan
Coordinate: Click here

Forests and mountains in the Ambawang River District can be an alternative tourism option. Road access has been made easier so that it is not too difficult to reach the location.

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Originally posted 2019-12-19 14:45:27.

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