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The Equator monument (Khatulistiwa Park)

Jl. Khatulistiwa No.Kel, Batu Layang, Pontianak Utara, Kota Pontianak, Kalimantan Barat 78244, Indonesia

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About The Equator monument (Khatulistiwa Park)

The monument marks the division between the northern and southern hemispheres. Twice a year, the shadowless sunlight occurs here, as the sun reaches its zenith on the Vernal Equinox (March 21st-23rd), and the Autumnal Equinox (September 21st-23rd).


Attractions near The Equator monument (Khatulistiwa Park)

Mount Palung National Park120.85km from The Equator monument (Khatulistiwa Park)

The park is notable for its diversity of habitat types, ranging from mangrove and freshwater swamp forest, to lowland alluvial (empran bench) forest, to montane forest, and for its diversity of wildlife. It is one of only a handful of parks in the world where orangutans can be seen in the wild.

Air Terjun Riam Dait127.52km from The Equator monument (Khatulistiwa Park)

Waterfalls cascade located in the village Dait Sekendal, District water Large, Porcupine District, West Kalimantan Province, Indonesia. The beauty of Dait Riam Waterfall lies in the large water discharge.

Kuching Civic Centre206.1km from The Equator monument (Khatulistiwa Park)

The viewing platform at the top of the futuristic Civic Centre tower offers the best all-round views of Kuching and the surrounding areas. The city and its hinterland, Mount Serapi, Mount Santubong and even the mountains of Kalimantan are visible on a clear day.

Islamic Heritage Museum206.66km from The Equator monument (Khatulistiwa Park)

The museum exhibits the history and culture of the Muslim community in Sarawak and Malay archipelago, such as the development of Islam.

Sarawak Museum206.75km from The Equator monument (Khatulistiwa Park)

The Sarawak Museum, straddling both sides of Jln Tun Abang Haji Openg, has one of the best collections in Southeast Asia. It houses ethnographic collection, some good natural history displays and a section on the oil industry in Sarawak.

Kuching City Mosque206.94km from The Equator monument (Khatulistiwa Park)

Formerly known as the State Mosque of Sarawak, the Kuching Mosque (Old State Mosque) is one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks.

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