It is the home for extraordinary animals, where you can find an ancient and vibrant Melanesian culture, the world’s largest and highest tropical island.
The province which has Jayapura as the capital city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the largest the national park in Asia located, and the largest protected area in the Asia-Pacific region.
And not to mention that it also has Raja Ampat where the world’s richest reefs located makes this island as a truly hidden paradise on the earth!
Due to the remote area, you will need to get the travel permits to get here. This province has Jayapura as the capital and is known as Western New Guinea and was previously as Irian Jaya.
West Papua (Papua Barat)
Bird’s Head Peninsula
Asmat – home of the world-renowned Asmat woodcarvers
Jayapura – the capital and largest city
Timika – staging post for one of the world’s largest mines
Wamena – gateway to the Baliem Valley