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Best Places to Visit in Pontianak of 2017

  • 01 Tanjung Puting National Park

    Tanjung Puting National Park
    Image Credit : Tanjung Puting National Park
    Tanjung puting National Park is quite famous for Orangutan Conservation. It is spread across 416 hectares that consist of Dryland dipterocarp forest, Peat swamp forest, Heath forest, Mangroves Coastal beach forest and also secondary forest.

    Highlights: You can get an opportunity to see Clouded leopards, Civets, Malaysian sun bears Barking deer, Mouse deer, Sambar deer, and the wild cattle also known as Banteng. Tanjung Puting also takes cares of 200 species of birds that includes deep forest birds such as hornbills and also the highly endangered "dragon fish" popularly known as the Arowana. You can see flamboyant butterflies and moths around here all the time. Most visitors visiting Tanjung Puting National Park are interested only in proboscis monkeys.

    Location: Tanjung Puting National Park is situated in southeast part of West Kotawaringin Regency in the Indonesian province of Central Kalimantan.

    Timings: Not given

    Price: Entry fees is 120,000 IDR per day per person.


  • 02 Pontianak, West Kalimantan

    Pontianak, West Kalimantan
    Image Credit : Pontianak, West Kalimantan
    Pontianak is the capital city of West Kalimantan. It is home to ethnic Chinese, Malays and Dayaks, as well as minorities such as Bugis and Javanese. Pontianak is located right on the equator hence it is widely known as Kota Khatulistiwa (equatorial city).

    Highlights: You can visit Pontianak zoo, also called as the Kebun Binatang Pontianak that takes care of variety of animals including the Orangutans. It also has a number of animals from the jungle of Borneo. Visitors can learn explore how unique Pontianak is as it is one of the few cities in the world situated exactly on the equator line. People also love visiting Tugu Khatulistiwa that is built in the 0-degree equator line and is just 11 km away from the city center which is easily reachable through public bus transport. Tourists can enjoy a boat ride at Kapuas River that divides Pontianak into two different sides.

    Location: Pontianak is located at West Kalimantan in Indonesia.

    Timings: Open round the year.

    Price: Entry to Pontianak is free of cost.