Exotic and Beautiful Places of Papua - Indonesia
1. Teluk Cenderawasih National Park
Teluk Cenderawasih National Park is the largest marine national park of Indonesia, located in Cenderawasih Bay, south-east of Bird's Head Peninsula. It includes the islands of Mioswaar, Nusrowi, Roon, Rumberpon and Yoop. The park protects a rich marine ecosystem, with over 150 recorded coral species, for which it is considered a potential World Heritage Site.
2. Raja Ampat Islands
Located off the northwest tip of Bird's Head Peninsula on the island of New Guinea, in Indonesia's West Papua province, Raja Ampat, or the Four Kings, is an archipelago comprising over 1,500 small islands, cays, and shoals surrounding the four main islands of Misool, Salawati, Batanta, and Waigeo, and the smaller island of Kofiau.
3. Sentani Lake
Lake Sentani is a tropical, shallow, and at low-altitude open lake located at the northeast extremity of the Intan Jaya Regency in the Indonesian province of Papua, about 20 kilometres (12 mi) from the provincial capital, Jayapura City.
The lake, which is considered by the local population as the home of the rainbows, is part of the Cyclops Strict Nature Reserve and contains many species of fish that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
4. Paniai Lakes
The Paniai Lakes, originally known as the Wissel Lakes, consist of the three large, freshwater lakes Paniai, Tigi, and Tage. They are located in the Paniai Regency in the central highlands of West Papua province, Indonesia. The largest of the three is Lake Paniai (Danau Paniai), while its immediate neighbor Lake Tage is the smallest.