Top 10 Things to do in Pontianak, Indonesia

November 16, 2017 Marianna Hollaway

Discover the best top things to do in Pontianak, Indonesia including Masjid Raya Mujahidin, Saint Joseph Cathedral, Equator Monument, Kapuas Square, Ayani Mega Mall, Jami Mosque, Sentarum Lake, Rumah Radakng, Keraton Kadriah, Museum Negeri Pontianak.
Restaurants in Pontianak

1. Masjid Raya Mujahidin

Jln. Ahmad Yani, Pontianak 78121, Indonesia +62 812-5631-574
Excellent
60%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 91 reviews

Masjid Raya Mujahidin

Reviewed By Willow888 - Melbourne, Australia

Mesjid Raya Mujahidin is a main mosque for Muslims to worship. It's just been renovated. It's white colored modern building with copper roof and 4 towers covered with gold on top. Middle eastern architecture with huge courtyard and lots of parking spaces. Very calm, relaxing and peaceful to be in this place.

2. Saint Joseph Cathedral

Jln. Pattimura no. 195, Pontianak 78117, Indonesia +62 561 734739
Excellent
70%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 50 reviews

Saint Joseph Cathedral

Reviewed By Telly F

I don't believe Pontianak has such a beautiful hug Cathedral. A must place to visit. It is open for public.

3. Equator Monument

Jln. Katulistiwa, Pontianak 78242, Indonesia
Excellent
20%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
40%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 399 reviews

Equator Monument

Equator Monument is under renovation and some parts might be closed. Will reopen fully in 2018.

Reviewed By Brian C - Pearland, Texas

The fun of the monument is standing on both sides of the equator. The building is still clean. There is not much else to do however at this point. It is nice to walk down to the river, and the walkway is much nicer than 5 years ago. It looks like there will be a lot of improvements in the coming years w all the construction.

4. Kapuas Square

Jl. Rahadi Usman, Pontianak 78111, Indonesia
Excellent
20%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 159 reviews

Kapuas Square

Reviewed By Peter S

Interesting to see the locals enjoying themselves. Didnt spend much time here. Walked to the river and then back to taxi.

5. Ayani Mega Mall

Jln. Ahmad Yani, Pontianak 78124, Indonesia +62 561 763888
Excellent
19%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
41%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 107 reviews

Ayani Mega Mall

Reviewed By Handayani88 - Jakarta, Indonesia

Coming from Jakarta, I am not a big fan of this mall. It is pretty small and crowded. However, I found my fave resto in the "ruko" or stores area behind the mall named Oppa's Kitchen! The foods were so tasty and the ambience was very nice too. I almost came to this resto everyday during my culinary trip to Pontianak. At least, this is a good place to work with my laptop during the quite time too.

6. Jami Mosque

Beting Village, Pontianak, Indonesia
Excellent
27%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 44 reviews

Jami Mosque

Reviewed By kilovolt500 - Bangkok

The mosque is located on the bank of the Kapuas River and easily accessible either by boat or car. According to the board erected near the mosque it was constructed in 1771 and thus certainly the oldest building in Pontianak. The official name of the mosque is Masjid Sultan Syarif Abdurrahman Alkadrie, the name of the sultan who ordered the construction of the mosque. Near the mosque the activities of the population living along the water canals can be observed, transport in these canals is by boat. Ships and boats are passing on the Kapuas River all the time. There is a car park about 150m before the mosque, however, beware of the unofficial attendant who tried to overcharge me by requesting IDR 20,000 (2 US$), 10 times the usual cost.

7. Sentarum Lake

Pontianak, Indonesia
Excellent
39%
Good
57%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 23 reviews

Sentarum Lake

Reviewed By IaUaro - Sydney, Australia

Deep in the Heart of Borneo conservation zone within Lake Sentarum National Park, in Meliau-on-Sentarum the only place to stay is the Meliau Longhouse, built on stilts in Dayak's traditional architecture. It consists of 28 apartments off a shared long corridor, and the owner of the apartments take turns in providing rooms, boats, long boats, speedboats in a communal rotation. Although they are deep in the middle of nowhere, the ladies weave pretty clothes and jewelry to wear in their tribal dances and ceremonies.
This remote destination is so hard to get to you'll need to contact WWF's Kompakh for the best experience. Plus, you'll get access to WWF's observation hut (not to far away from Meliau Longhouse) to check out orangutan (many nests, but they are very quick to hide from humans) and do jungle trekking with a guide to observe Borneo's endemic flora and fauna.
Food: rice with the freshest, just-caught grilled fish. (Sentarum has the world's most complete Freshwater fish species with 240 recorded fish species. You can fish for dinner, or, buy the enormous fish that others catch.)
- Experience a week of ecotourism adventure and see and do what you can’t find anywhere else.
- Or, have a few-month stay (or longer!) in the silence of the forest while you work undisturbed on a project that you absolutely need to do without the world's interference.
- Or, have a restful holiday, hide from civilization and let the world outside cease to exist: there is no internet; the phone signal comes and goes ~ simply your ultimate ecotourism destination!
Transport: accessible by boat only.
Expensive to travel there, but the accommodation is really cheap.

8. Rumah Radakng

Jl. Sutan Syahrir, Pontianak, Indonesia
Excellent
21%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 28 reviews

Rumah Radakng

Reviewed By annisa17na - Pontianak, Indonesia

Rumah Radakng called Longhouse by foreign people. This house length more than 50m and the site is still the centetr of the city not far from main road. Many traditional saller near this buliding.

9. Keraton Kadriah

Beting Village, Pontianak, Indonesia
Excellent
21%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
39%
Poor
8%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 89 reviews

Keraton Kadriah

Reviewed By Telly F

Supposedly it becomes a great historic yellow pallace. The royal family is very open nd welcome. Poor collection. Suggest to charge any visitors for fund to maintain the pallace. Anyway I will return!

10. Museum Negeri Pontianak

Jln. Ahmad Yani, Pontianak 78121, Indonesia +62 561 734600
Excellent
24%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
36%
Poor
7%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 57 reviews

Museum Negeri Pontianak

Reviewed By geromam - Geraldton, Australia

Only rp10K for entrance, this is only a small museum. A lovely building. We only managed a half hour visit as it closes at2pm. Although only a small visit, it was culturally informative/educational. I am glad I made the effort, and recommend it. There is a larger area behind the museum that you can visit for a more extended look, however, very hot as it is exposed to the elements.

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