7 Interesting and Beautiful Islands in Papua, You Must Come Even If Only Once In Your Life

goodmorningpapua.com – Eastern Indonesia has always been known for its natural beauty, especially Papua. The area holds many paradises you should not miss.

Papua has many interesting tourist sites and must be visited even if only once in a lifetime. Here goodmorningpapua.com summarizes 7 of them:

1. Mansinam Island

Mansinam is a religious tourism island for Protestant Christians. The island which is part of the West Papua region is located about 6 kilometers from Manokwari.

One of the popular tourism destinations, as well as an attraction on Mansinam Island, is a giant Jesus statue monument, which is a symbol or emblem of the long history of civilization development in Papua.

The Jesus statue on Mansinam Island is at first glance similar to the Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but in a slightly smaller size. To reach this island takes about 10 to 15 minutes using a motorized boat.

2. Yen Bebay White Sand Beach

Yen Bebay White Sand Beach is located about 5 kilometers from the city center. You can take it using a four-wheeled vehicle, or two-wheeled about 15 minutes. This beach has a stretch of clean white sand.

Interestingly, the sand on this beach has a soft texture and the sea water is so pleasing to the eye, because it is a clear greenish-blue.

In addition, there are also islands that are beautiful and have beautiful views. The atmosphere is very calm, and the people are friendly and there are still typical traditional villages.

You can do swimming activities, or just relax and sunbathe on the beach in a calm and comfortable way. Don’t forget to take selfies, capture beautiful moments in this place.

3. Lorentz National Park

Lorentz National Park is a national park located in the province of Papua, Indonesia. With an area of ​​2.4 million hectares. Lorentz is the largest national park in Southeast Asia.

In addition, interestingly, this park is designated as a World Heritage by UNESCO.

This national park has a glacier in the middle of the tropics which is only owned by three regions in the world and one of them is the Lorentz Papua national park. In addition to the natural beauty you will also enjoy the diversity of flora and fauna in this park.

The name of this National Park is taken from a Dutch explorer, Hendrikus Albertus Lorentz, who passed the area in 1909 which was his 10th expedition in this National Park. Lorentz National Park is located in Yakapis, Asmat Regency, Papua.

4. Doreri Bay

Then there is Doreri Bay which is no less interesting to visit. There are three beautiful islands in Doreri Bay, namely Mansinam Island, Raimuti Island, and Lemon Island. The three islands have natural coral reefs that are very beautiful and unique.

Another interesting thing is that the islands in Doreri Bay are estimated to have 20 wrecks from World War II, you know.

You can clearly see about 5 warships, such as the Pasir Putih Wreck (naval patrol boat with a length of between 13-22 m), Pillbox Wreck (a commercial cargo ship carrying ammunition with a length of between 9-16 m), Cross Wreck ( patrol boat), Mupi Wreck, Shinwa Maru (cargo ship).

5. Blue River

Kali Biru is a part of the Raja Ampat region. Located in Warsambin Village, Mayalibit Bay District. Here you will see a very amazing view of Papua.

To go to Blue River , visitors can start from Warsambin Village. Then cross Mayalibit Bay by boat about 15 minutes. Then walk down the river for about 30 minutes. Along the way you can enjoy beautiful natural scenery.

The atmosphere of the tropical forest is still beautiful, and the upstream source of clear water will make the atmosphere very pleasant.

6. Lake Rombebai

Lake Rombebai is located on the banks of the Mamberamo River or precisely in Mamberamo Hilir District, Mamberamo Raya Regency, Papua Province.

This lake has an area of ​​13,749 ha, and is the largest and second largest lake after Lake Sentani. Rombebai is adjacent to the Mamberamo River and is 20 km from the Pacific Ocean.

The surrounding scenery is very beautiful. The nature is still awake, moreover it is more interesting to be surrounded by hills covered by fresh green grass.

You can find the most interesting spots to take pictures with the background of Lake Rombebai, beautiful, natural and charming.

In addition, at dusk, you can see beautiful colored sunsets. Coupled with the natural atmosphere around Lake Rombebai.

7. Mansuar Island

Located in West Papua Province, Mansuar Island is one of the charming areas in Raja Ampat. The stretch of white sand and beautiful natural scenery that can spoil your eyes.

Quoted from the Instagram account @pesonaid_travel, not only is it famous for its beautiful scenery, this island also presents a special attraction, in the form of sand that arises in the middle of the ocean.

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