Saturday, May 30, 2015

10 Places in Pontianak in West Kalimantan Indonesia who Mandatory Visited

Taman Alun-alun Kapuas

Pontianak famous equatorial line. This city has become one of the world's regions traversed by the imaginary line that divides the earth into two parts, north and south. To strengthen the predicate as the Equator, in Pontianak established a monument right where suspected as the midline of the earth. In addition, Pontianak also traversed by two rivers namely the Kapuas River and Porcupine River. The second river is even reflected in the logo of the city. Not only popular with the equator and Kapuasnya River, the city also has many sights to be proud of. Here are 10 tourist attractions in London that can be your choice holiday destination:

1. The Kingdom of Kadriah

Keraton Kadriah

Built in 1771 by Sultan Syarif Abdurrahman Alqadrie which is the first sultan Pontianak Sultanate, the kingdom Kadriah are on the Tritura, Pontianak. The building is dominated by yellow and made of wood purchases, timber in Borneo, known as ironwood because of its strength.

In the yard, there is a legacy of Japan's ancient cannons and Portuguese. While in the building, you can find the sultan's throne and the queen, complete with photographs, clothing sultan and various other collections belonging to the sultan. One of the unique collection is a handwritten Koran itself by Sultan Syarif Abdurrahman Alqadrie.

2. Tomb Sultanate Batulayang

Makam Kesultanan Batulayang

This tourist spot is the cemetery seven sultan Pontianak and their families. The main tomb here of course the tomb of the first sultan, Sultan Syarif Abdurrahman Alqadrie, who was in a room right in the center of the complex and shaped like a small bunker. Entrance for pilgrims made low so they have to stoop when entering as a tribute to the sultan.

Outside the complex there is a green colored stone mound. The rock is called as batulayang. This cemetery is located about 2 km from the Equator Monument. To come in here, you are free.

3.  Masjid Jami Pontianak

Masjid Jami Pontianak

This mosque is also known as Masjid Sultan Syarif Abdurrahman. Together palace, the mosque became a witness the origin of the town of Pontianak. The four-storey roof of the mosque and in it there are four main pillars of wood purchases with a diameter of 0.5 meters. In addition, the mosque can accommodate 1,500 worshipers is made in the style of houses on stilts to avoid flooding when the Kapuas River overflowed.

Jami Pontianak is located approximately 200 meters from the palace Kadriah. Once out of the mosque, you can stop by the traditional markets located in the left side of the entrance to the mosque. In this market, you can buy fresh fish from the Kapuas River.

4. Equator Monument

Tugu Khatulistiwa

Here it is the monument that became the pride of the citizens of Pontianak, Equator Monument. Tourist attractions are located about 3 km from the city center. The main monument is composed of four pillars of wood purchases, the two pillars of the rear pillar is higher than the front. In addition, there is an inscription EVENAAR between the two rear pillars.

Here there is a museum that contains information about the imaginary line of the earth. There is also a souvenir shop that sells miniature Equator Monument. To get into these places, you do not charge. But if you want to get a certificate signed proof of a visit by the mayor of Pontianak, you must pay 10,000 Rupiah.

The best time to visit tourist attractions in London are the most popular on the date of March 21 to 23 or 21 to 23 September. At that time, there was a natural phenomenon where the sun is directly above the equator so that all the objects that are above this line will not have a shadow.

5. Betang Radakng

Rumah Betang Radakng

Betang Radakng is a replica of the traditional house of Dayak in West Kalimantan government purposely built by Sultan Sjahrir city street, New Town, Pontianak. Tourist attractions mainstay of the city's government won a record as the longest in Indonesian traditional house. The length of this house reach 138 meters with a width of 5 meters and a height of 7 meters.

This house has a characteristic shape of a long stilt house. More and more members of the family, the more long-betang because Dayak choose to live with all the members of his family in a house.
Betang consists of three parts, namely a terrace or Pante, hall space which is used to gather the whole family and sleeping space or booth is the personal space of each household.

Artificial Radakng government betang is made of ironwood and decorated with carvings and paintings typical Dayak. At certain moments, the house was used as a place to practice dancing and other artistic performances.

6. Park Square Kapuas

Taman Alun-alun Kapuas

The existence of the Kapuas River can not be separated from the life of the Pontianak. In addition to being water transport lines, river banks is also used as a recreational park for the family. Tourist attractions in London which are visited on the afternoon and evening is in front of the mayor's office.

3-hectare park features replicas of the Equator Monument at one corner. In addition, there are plenty of benches that you can use to relax while enjoying the culinary offerings that are sold around the site.

7. Aloe Vera Center

Aloe Vera Center

Aloe Vera Center is where the cultivation of aloe vera plant which are on the Budi Utomo, Siantan Hulu, North Pontianak. From Terminal Kapuas, you can ride public transportation department Siantan downstream.

Here, you can find aloe vera with giant size. Just imagine, every frond can weigh 1.2 kg. You can also see the processing of this plant into a variety of foods such as jelly, sweets and flour. In addition, aloe vera is also processed into cream for the skin.

Before going home, you can also buy a variety of refined products was as souvenirs for friends and family at home.

8. Sand Beach

Pantai Pasir Panjang

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

The facilities in these places are complete, ranging from hotels, cottages, restaurants, souvenir shops to discos. To be able to enjoy the beauty of this beach, you are charged a fee of 10,000 rupiah per person.

9. Sinka Island Park

Sinka Island Park

Sinka Island Park is a recreational park that is integrated in the Gulf Ma'jantuh, Singkawang. In these places there is a zoo, a swimming pool to the beach.

Sinka Zoo is a mini zoo in this tourist spot. In which there are about 200 individual animals from 62 species that exist. To go to this zoo you will be charged 10,000 rupees.

If you want to enjoy the panoramic view of the beach, you can go to the beach Banjau. To go to this beach, you have to pay 20,000 Rupiah. This Banjau beach edges of rock that is not suitable for swimming. To swim, you can go to the pool that has been provided.

Additionally, you can cross the wooden bridge to the island Simping. The island is touted as the smallest island in the world. Interestingly, despite the small size, there is a temple here. To be able to set foot on this island, you will be charged a fee of 15,000

10. Museum West Kalimantan

Museum Kalimantan Barat

This museum is also known as the Museum of Pontianak. This historical sights are on the General Ahmad Yani, Pontianak. The museum is divided into three zones which have three different collections. Ranging from artifacts findings in West Kalimantan, a collection of royal objects, art craft and culture of the Dayak tribe, to a collection of Chinese ceramics.

Outside the museum building, there is a small garden with wooden bridge often used as the location of photos by visitors. The museum is open every Tuesday to Thursday, at 8 a.m. to 16:00 and Friday to Sunday, hours of 08:00 to 15:00. On Monday, the right of this tour is closed.

That's 10 sites located in Pontianak in West Kalimantan Indonesia.