Top 7 cultural attractions of West Papua

Top 7 cultural attractions of West Papua

The world's second largest island, New Guinea, is shared by two countries: Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. The Indonesian half of the large island forming a bird, which only became an integral part of the country in 1969 after being a Dutch colony, is called West Papua. Although the area occupies almost a quarter of the archipelago, there lives less than one percent of the population of Indonesia. Looking at the map you quickly get an explanation for this contradiction. West Papua is the ... [ read more ]

The natural attractions of West Papua

The natural attractions of West Papua

West Papua is one of the last mysterious wilderness areas. Its endless jungles is more impenetrable than the great jungle of the Amazon, in the mangrove swamps live large crocodiles and in the eastern mountains some isolated tribes may even zealously kept alive cannibalism. From the coastal towns you can not even reach the interior of the island on the land or on water, so the only option remains traveling by air. Looking down from the airplane you will discover a majestic landscape: the ... [ read more ]

The Raja Ampat Archipelago in West Papua

The Raja Ampat Archipelago in West Papua

West Papua is the northwestern tongue of the Indonesian part of New Guinea. The area of ​​the Bird's Head Peninsula, also known as Doberai or Semenanjung Kepala Burung, and the surrounding small islands make up a population of approximately 800 000 people, making it one of the least populated areas in Indonesia. Manokwari is the provincial capital of West Papua. The Raja Ampat Archipelago, also known as the Four Kings Islands, in the north-western corner of West Papua is made up of mo... [ read more ]