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Where To Go In Papua

Before digging deeper into this topic you should know some facts about travelling to Papua. Having travel to Papua may shockingly expensive; it costs you 2 or 3 times higher than in Bali or Java or Sumatra since everything should be imported from West Indonesia. But the beautiful nature of Papua is worthwhile. And don’t risk yourself by not preparing preventive pills (malaria pills, etc) if you go to Papua. After all, this is the place you should visit in Papua.

Raja Ampat
This island is the most popular and breathtaking diving site in Papua. It has not only crystal clear water so that you can even see the creature without getting wet but also majestic panorama like in a heaven. The easiest way to get to this island is fly to Sorong directly from Jakarta, Bali, or Singapore. There are several lodges in case you would like to stay in order to get longer time exploring thousands species of fish and birds in Raja Ampat.

Sentani Lake
This lake is only 25 km away from Sentani Airport. Here you will find amazing scenery of weeds and bushes together with the lake. In June, local government annually holds Sentani Lake festival containing many cultural performances.

Mount Ifar/Makatur Hills
325 meter above sea level, Mount Ifar or now called Makatur Hills is the place where the Allied Forces led by McArthur landed in 1944. From this place which was General Headquarters Southwest Pasific Area you can see clearly Sentani Airport as well as Sentani Lake. Beside, you will also see Mc Arthur monument 3 meter in height in this hill 45 minute drive from Sentani Airport. This place guarded by Indonesian army forces is opened for public unless there is musketry.

Lorentz National Park
This National Park is a good example of complete ecosystem for biodiversity in South East Asia and the Pasific. It has spectrum of ecological stunning alpine vegetation, sub alpine, wetland, and lowlad as well as some specific and unique presence in the Puncak Jaya glacier and rivers that disappear a few kilometers in the ground in the Valley Balliem. There are 630 species of birds and 123 species of mammals at Lorents National Park.

Wamena
Wamena is famous for gift shopping area where you can find various Dani and Asmat wood carvings, hand woven fabrics, and many other gifts. In eastern part of Papua: Jayapura, Merauke, dan Sentani are best areas for shopping.

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Raja Ampat

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Sentani Lake

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Wamena

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