Attractions

Museum in Pontianak

Istana Kadriah

For an outing that will show you a bit of town, visit the leaking palace of Pontianak's first sultan on the east bank of the Kapuas. Nearby, the wooden Mesjid Abdurrahman stands where a cannonball reportedly landed …
Monument in Pontianak

Tugu Khatulistiwa

If you want to stand on two hemispheres, you can formally do so here – though continental drift has moved the monument 117m south of the actual equator. The gift shop nearby has a colourful collection of T-shirts, s…
Museum in Pontianak

Museum Provinsi Kalimantan Barat

A well-maintained collection of artefacts provides an informative English-language overview of local Dayak, Malay and Chinese cultures. Helpful staff offer further insights. Take a red or pink opelet south along Jl …
Mosque in Pontianak

Mesjid Abdurrahman

The wooden Mesjid Abdurrahman stands where a cannonball reportedly landed after Pontianak's first sultan fired it at a pontianak (the ghost of a woman who died during childbirth).
Notable Building in Pontianak

Kapuas Indah Building

Speedboats to Sukadana leave from behind this landmark building containing a chaotic market.
Buddhist Temple in Pontianak

Vihara Bodhisatva Karaniya Metta

West Kalimantan’s oldest Buddhist temple (1673) is a sensory feast.