Places in Papua Paradise
Indonesia is a paradise for tourists, both local and foreign. One of Indonesia’s charms is Papua. Located in eastern Indonesia, Papua is famous for its beautiful destinations and still awake. A variety of charming beauty, both on land and in the sea, you can find here. To get to know more about Papua destinations, here are 5 places in Papua that you must visit.
In recent years, Raja Ampat continues to be the most popular destination that must be visited while on vacation in Papua. Even the beauty of Raja Ampat has become a favorite among tourists, both from Indonesia and abroad. A destination that located in West Papua, Raja Ampat Regency, offers a variety of natural beauty of Papua that will make you feel at home on vacation here. Starting from the beautiful island cluster, the emerald blue sea, to the underwater beauty that is truly charming.
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Sentani Lake is the largest lake in Papua with an area of 9. 360 hectares. The lake is located about 50 km from the center of Jayapura City with 21 islands on it. Here, you can find charming and attractive natural beauty, especially the view of green islands that stand firmly around Sentani Lake. In addition, at Lake Sentani, you can visit and experience the lives of around 24 villages around the lake. Not only that, every year, precisely in the middle of June, the Sentani Lake Festival is usually held. This festival is one of the most popular festivals in Indonesia. So, for those of you who want to take a vacation in Papua, you can set a time to come in June to enjoy this Sentani Lake Festival. Various activities that you can do at Lake Sentani are swimming, fishing, culinary tours, and rent a boat to get around the lake.
Located around the Jayawijaya mountains, the Baliem Valley is very easy to reach when you visit Papua. The distance is about 27 kilometers from Wamena. This Baliem Valley is the best place for you to enjoy customs, culture, and natural beauty.
This is because, in the Baliem Valley, it is inhabited by three indigenous Papuans, namely the Lani, Dani, and Yali tribes. When you visit this valley, it is no wonder that you will find that the residents of the Baliem Valley still use traditional Papuan clothing, namely koteka and rumbai. In addition to enjoying the experience of interacting with local residents, one of the other attractions that become the mainstay of the Baliem Valley is the Baliem Festival.
This Baliem Festival is an inter-tribal war as a symbol of fertility and well-being. This traditional festival was held for 3 days and was held at the initiative of the local government. Every year, Baliem Valley will be crowded with tourists, precisely every August at this traditional festival held. Therefore, if you want to visit the Baliem Valley, come in August.
Papua also has a very famous mountain, namely Mount Carstensz. Among climbers, this mountain is better known as the Cartenz Pyramid or Jaya Wijaya. Carstensz Mountain has a peak at an altitude of 4,884 meters above sea level which is covered with eternal snow. For those of you who have a hobby of hiking, then it never hurts to try to climb Mount Carstensz. Guaranteed, this highest mountain in Indonesia will give you an unforgettable hiking experience, because the hiking trail is very challenging and quite extreme.
Cendrawasih Bay National Park
Cendrawasih Bay National Park is one of the national parks which has been named the largest marine conservation area in Indonesia. This is because the national park has an area of more than 1.4 million hectares with 90% of the area in the form of water.
Therefore, it is not surprising if Cendrawasih Bay National Park is the perfect place for you to swim and dive. The reason, here is a variety of underwater flora and fauna that are interesting for you to visit. In fact, this national park is also used as a research center for whale sharks in Papua. So, for those of you who want to experience swimming with whale sharks, come to Cendrawasih Bay National Park!
That is 5 places in Papua Paradise that you must visit. For those of you who are planning a vacation to Papua Island, then you can entrust your trip to Archipelago Travel. Archipelago Travel is an adventure travel agent, which provides many choices of programs for those of you who like adventure, nature, and diving. You can choose various types of tour programs, and we can also provide programs that are made specifically for you. For more information, you can get it through archipelagotraveller.com.
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