West papua With Spectacular Wonders Raja Ampat
If you want to find a tourist attraction in the form of a natural paradise and the warmness and hospitality of the local people, who welcomes sincerely and gladly, come to visit Raja Ampat.
Extraordinary wonders can be enjoyed in Raja Ampat, which is an island regency located on the northwestern tip of the Bird’s Head Peninsula in West Papua Province.
Around 1,500 beautiful small islands are spread over Raja Ampat in the shapeofa herd of islands, where there are four main islands, namely Waigeo, Batanta, Salawati, and Misool.
The name Raja Ampat itself is believed to come from a legend that tells of a woman who found seven eggs.
Four eggs hatched and became kings of the four main islands, while three other eggs became a woman, a ghost, and a stone.
All of the spectacular marvels can been joyed in all corners of Raja Ampat, bothon land and on water.
Various words of praise such as beautiful, fascinating, majestic, and very interesting get the actual physical meanings in this place.
For underwater tourism enthusiasts, Raja Ampat offers ahigh world-class experience, as it is a vast archipelago, covering9.8 million ha of land and oceans, and home to coral 540 species, over 1,000 species of coral fish and 700 species of mollusks.
It all makes Raja Ampat the most diverse living library for coral reef sand the world’s underwater biota.
According to The Nature Conservancy and Conservation International, about 75% of the world’s species live in the waters of Raja Ampat.
This enormous amount and level of biodiversity and reef system is a dream come true for underwater lover divers, and is a fantastic site for snorkeling lovers.
When you begin your dive, attention will focus on the various details and beauty of marine biota possessed by waters of Raja Ampat.
Detailed attention gives a new meaning when a Little Sea Horse swims around our fingers and a Pari fish slides right beside us. Tuna Fish, Giant Trevallies, Snappers, Batfish, and even Barracuda will also complete our encounters with t Raja Ampat’s marine biota.
Diving a bit deeper, we will be greeted by a Dugong fish and a tortoise. While on the seabed, there is a giant sea shell measuring more than one meter. All of it certainly offers a sensation of closeness.
Sure enough, there are plenty of places to dive and snorkel in Raja Ampat’s vast waters. Among them are the Kabui Passage(the narrow gap between the islands of Waigeo and Gam island),around Arborek island dock, Sawandarek, Yenbuba, Tembok Friwen, and more.
It seems it was specially designed carefully in detail and ableto exhibit the aesthetics of a stunning natural panorama.
Amid clear blue waters and bright blue skies, the rocky islands at Piaynemo offer the most spectacular natural scenery on earth.
Looking down from the top of the hill, we will see the best stretch of natural painting that offers a glimpse of heaven’s panorama.
Next, on the island of Wayag, we will find an amazing coral island formation on an even larger scale.
The extraordinary Raja Ampat wild life will also be found in the thick dense jungles of the islands, where we can still find numerous species of birds, including the spectacular Cendrawasih, known as the Paradise bird.
Furthermore, there isan endemic specie, the Waigeou cuscus (Spilocuscus papuensis),which is a marsupial specie in the Phalangeridae family.
In addition to endless natural attractions, Raja Ampat also offers typical Papuan hospitality. In Arborek Tourism Village, we can stay in a number of home stays and mingle with the locals while observing their daily life and unique traditions.
When a group of tourists arrives, they usually perform a traditional welcome dance at the dock and entertain ‘guests’ with various Papuan folk songs.
With spectacular wonders, both inland, on the beach, on water, on land and the serene atmosphere which is rarely found elsewhere on earth, Raja Ampat really offers the best that can only be experienced in dreams, a paradise on earth.