Jokowi Hill is one of the many tourist destinations that tourists can visit when visiting Jayapura City
Some time ago, there was a parched hill overgrown with wild grasses and weeds. However, President Jokowi’s entry in 2016 turned the hill into an attractive tourist destination. Consequently, the hill was named Jokowi Hill.
This hill, which is located in Sky land, offers green trees that look refreshing to the eye, combined with the red color of the 733 meter Holte kamp bridge.Uniquely, Jokowi Hill directly faces the Pacific Ocean. Therefore, this hill is also the border between Papua and Papua New Guinea.
Jokowi Hill is one of the many tourist destinations that tourists can visit when visiting Jayapura City, Papua.In addition to offering Instagramable spots, the hill, which is identical to the name of President Joko Widodo, also has a series of interesting facts that are rarely known by tourists.
As reported by kumparan.com, Jokowi hill was a barren mount before it was known as a tourist spot as it is
was known as a tourist spot as it is at present. In fact, this hill presents a panoramic view of Jayapura City from a height. From this place, tourists are presented with the landscape of Youtefa Bay, the Skyline hills, and the natural panoramic expanse of the Mendug Forest, as well as the Enggros and Tobati villages. Aside from that, Jokowi Hill also showcases the 3.5 km flyover from Hamadi Beach to the Vihara in Skyland.
According to the manager of Jokowi Hill, Erik J. Korwa, security at Jokowi Hill is guaranteed because it involves youth and local residents. This tourist spot also prohibits visitors from bringing and consuming liquor and illegal drugs. “I’m not allowed to drink alcohol and narcotics or whatever. People also planted marijuana trees for residents and children to recognize a cannabis tree but not consume it, “Korwa explained, as quoted from the official website of the Jayapura City Government.
In addition to offering a variety of photo spots, Jokowi Hill has complete facilities for tourists, starting from prayer rooms, toilets, to parking lots. In addition, for visitors wanting to fill their stomachs, there are also unique stalls in the form of Honai houses and lodges. The price is friendly too. Here, you can find a variety of foods and drinks,such as young coconut, boiled noodles, coffee, and hot tea.
To reach Jokowi Hill, tourists must travel by land for 30 minutes from Jayapura City. Meanwhile, when departing from Abepura, we only need 15 minutes. The ticket price is also quite affordable. We only need to spend around Rp.10 thousand to Rp.20 thousand per person.
If you visit Papua, the feeling is incomplete if you haven’t visited the hill. The 20th Papua PON moment is also predicted to liven up this new tourist destination. At least, there are interesting places to visit in Papua, which use the nomenclature of Javanese names.
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