Pontianak is the capital city of West Kalimantan province in Indonesia. The city is known as the Equator as zero degrees latitude traversed the earth. In the north side of the city, at Siantan, there is Equator monument built there and spaced in traversed zero degrees latitude of the earth. In addition, Pontianak also passed by Kapuas River, the longest river in Indonesia and Landak River. Kapuas River and Landak River which divides the city symbolized in Pontianak city logo.
What you can do at Pontianak?
For those of you who love the nature and would like to hike, you can visit Mount Kelam. You can climb to the top of the hill by 2 ways: using the stairs or through the steep rock cliffs and challenging.
You can also visit the Baning Forest Tourism which is the pride tropical forests of Sintang, Pontianak. Bukit Baka and Bukit Raya National Park are also alternative option for you who want to enjoy the nature around and suitable for you who are have some research. For those who really like the challenge, you can visit Melawi River or Pinoh River for rafting.
There are various kind of traditional food available in the city, one of them is a spicy porridge special made of Pontianak with some vegetables as its main material, add with some ingredients such as galangal, chili water / kesum leaf.
There are also Aloe Vera ice made from aloe vera plant's main. For those who like noodles, you can try Sago noodles special from Pontianak made from sago flour, mixed with water and then in thin slices to resemble noodles. There is also Pengkang, as special food from Pontianak. Try those kind of culinary and enjoy your journey to Pontianak.
Reach Pontianak via airway will served by Supadio Airport. Supadio Airport (PNK) is an airport in Pontianak, West Kalimantan, Indonesia. Pontianak is the gateway to West Kalimantan, and the airport is also served by domestic airlines. From Supadio airport to Pontianak will only reached by taxi for about 15km to the city.
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