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Irian Jaya / West Papua is a province in the easternmost, the largest area of Indonesia. It is an area of the world so remote, rugged and diverse but its people can convey such a sense of unity and friendship. You will find them very warm and accommodating. There are over 250 different tribes of Irian Jaya, each with their own language, lifestyle and culture. The traditional of the indigenous in Jayawijaya and Paniai regencies will remind you of the stone age besides those in the coastal areas with their unique and nicest attractions. 

Papua is covering by large rainforest growing of about 75% of the area, with thousands of unique flora and fauna. Other prevailing ecosystems include steamy mangrove forest and savannah right through to alpine highlands with snow-capped mountains. Wildlife abounds and includes some of the most interesting creatures known to man. This also holds true with the magical beauty of West Papua's coastal underwater world, which hosts some truly amazing coral reefs.

Baliem Valley, Korido Coast, Jayawijaya Peak, Lake Garam and several traditional cultures of the various ethnic groups. 

The beauty of the views, arts and cultures have been internationally famous especially for the adventurers. They can come and see traditional and indigenous people of the island such as: Aghu, Airosumaghe, Awyu, Citak, Iwur, Kimaghama, Somahai, Asmat, Marind, Bianmarind, Mombum, Moraori, Kaeti, Kanum, Kauwol, Kayagar, Kombai, Koneraw, Kurima, Korowai, Kotogut, Maklew, Ndom, Niggarum, Pisa, Riantana, Sawi, Siaga-Yenimu, Tamagario, Tamnim, Wambon, and Wanggom tribal communities. They live in the jungle and spread out in the regencies of Merauke, Jayawijaya, Jayapura, Paiai, Fak-Fak, Manokwari, Sorong, Yali Tribe, Yapen Waropen, Biak and Numfor.

TRADITIONAL HOUSE; RUMAH KAKI SERIBU
This type of house is particularly built by the Arfak ethnic group. Rare and unique in design, this type of house has many poles to support it. For this reason, the house is called "Rumah Kaki Seribu" (House with one thousand feet). Its walls are made of tree barks; its roof is made of coarse grass. This house can be found in remote places like Kebar and Anggi.

A S M A T
If Bali is famous for the Balinese, Irian with its Asmat people. This tribe is famous for its woodcarving. It is unique in the sense that the carving they produce, they only use very primitive tools.

Asmat is the most well-known tribe in Irian Jaya. They became famous not only through their headhunting practices in the past, but also because of their wonderful art of wood. Around 70.000. Asmat people live in a huge tidal swamp land of 10,000 square. The climate is hot and humid. 

The Baliem valley setting in the region of extraordinary natural beauty in the highland of 1.500m is added incentive to make the quick flight about 1 hours from Jayapura to get there. There is even more reason to visit Baliem Valley every year, when a year long  schedule of special event will celebrate called the DANI AUGUST FESTIVAL. Making the visit all more enjoyable is the Baliem Valley Excellent assortment of native people who are very friendly. 

The Yali tribe : has similar way of life as the Dani people. The Yali lives on hills and flat terrain. The temperature of this area is 20 degree Celcius - 30 degree Celcius in the day time and at night 10 degree - 15 degree. The total populations of this area 30.000 people. Compared with the Dani, the Yali are more primitive. They are also less influence by outside world. The largest villages around are Angguruk and Kosarek. Air transportation to Angguruk or Kosarek is served by chartered plane of Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF)

Korowai and Kombai always moves from one place to another in order to be close to the foods and hunted animals provides by nature. Both Korowai and Kombai are hunter and gatherer who move and build a new tree house once every 3 years. For this reason we do not fix the place of our destination or what activities we do day by day. 

Biak : a town built on the rocky soil of an island of the same name on the rim of Cendrawasih Bay, is Irian Jaya's gateway. A big Indonesian naval base, it has an infrastructure that is better than in most other places in the area.

BIRDS GARDEN
This is actually a conservation area with a great variety of birds such as bird of paradise, parrot "mambruk" which are easily found almost almost every where in Irian Jaya. It is located in the village of Rim, the district of East Biak and accessible within thirty minutes by land. 

FLOATING VILLAGE
The local people build their houses on the water along the beaches, but like the other Irianese communities, the staple food here is sago. A kind of traditionally prepared food from sago is called sago forno.

Traditional Houses
All traditional houses in Indonesia include the Papuan name it as RUMAH ADAT or ADAT HOUSE. The Papuan traditional houses erected with no walls to separate the rooms and is decorated with Sentani motifs which is utilized for a traditional meetings. TRADITIONAL HOUSES in Jayapura of Papua is located about 45 km from Jayapura and only accessible by land transportation

 
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