Papua is most famous for its turquoise waters, and marine wonders. 70% of the known coral species on the planet are found only in Papua. Many of the fish and crustacean species in these waters are also unique to Papua. Comprising of 600 islands, the Raja Ampat archipelago is a marvel. If you want long white sand beaches with beautiful coral reefs and crystal clear water, then look no further on the world map. If you love wilderness, you will find vast expanses of tropical rainforest here.
You will also find the highest point between the Himalayas and the Andes, rising to almost 5000 metres above sea level and covered in snow. In terms of culture, you can see the fantastic tribal dances of the Dani in the rugged Baliem Valley and perhaps come face-to-face the 250-year-old mummy there. Or you can witness a mock battle and participate in a traditional pig feast. Ancient cave paintings, Asmat tribal art and more treasures can be found in one of the last great untouched spots left in Indonesia and, indeed, possibly the world.
|Visa is not required for Indonesian citizens. Everyone else needs a Visa.
|Indonesian, Abinomn, Abun, Asmat, Biak, Dani, Korowai, Lani Languages
|Republic of Indonesia