Raja Ampat is one of the districts in the Indonesian province of West Papua. Waisai houses the district’s administrative center. There are 610 islands in this region, including the Raja Ampat archipelago. Four of them are sizable islands: Misool Island, Salawati, Batanta, and Waigeo. Raja Ampat trip will be enjoyable and pleasant to the eyes because it is surrounded stunning environment.
Only 35 of the total number of islands are inhabited; most other islands are unnamed and deserted. The entire area of this district is 67,379.60 km², of which 7,559.60 km² is land and 59,820.00 km² is the ocean. Raja Ampat Regency has 93,918 residents in total as of 2019.
Raja Ampat, or the Four Kings, is an archipelago located in Indonesia’s West Papua region, off the northwest edge of the Bird’s Head Peninsula on the island of New Guinea. It consists of more than 1,500 small islands, cays, and shoals that encircle the smaller island of Kofiau and the larger islands of Misool, Salawati, Batanta, and Waigeo. The Coral Triangle, which has the greatest marine biodiversity on earth and includes the Raja Ampat island, straddles the Equator.
The World’s Most Stunning Diving Locations
Raja Ampat is a tourist paradise in eastern Indonesia. These islands are home to over 75% of the world’s coral species. Raja Ampat is home to 699 mollusk species, 547 coral reefs, and 1,318 fish species. It is well known that these islands are located in the World Coral Triangle. Strong currents in the deep ocean transport an abundance of nutrients to mangroves, saltwater lakes, and seagrass meadows. Due to this, Raja Ampat is the preferred location for snorkeling enthusiasts.
There is Endemic Fauna and Flora.
There are several white sand beaches and a collection of stunning karst islands that non-divers can visit. The endemic flora and wildlife of Raja Ampat are also well-known, including the red Cendrawasih bird of paradise, Wilson’s paradise, maleo waigeo, numerous parrot species, waigeo cuscus, and various orchid varieties.
The Unique Culinary of Raja Ampat
Sea worms is one of the several culinary delicacies of the Raja Ampat Regency. Those who reside outside of Papua might find this food absurd. However, for the people of Papua, notably Raja Ampat, sea worms have become their everyday diet or snack.
The processing procedure is not instantly fried, but rather over a series of phases. There are also Sago caterpillars, which are also present in other parts of Papua. Sago worms are typically burned like satay. When cooked, the texture if processed that way matches grilled sausage. The seasoning can be made spicy or be of several types, like rica-rica or balado. Baha-Baha, Gani Nu, Habo Kon, Manokrawi Grilled Fish, Papuan Wrapped Fish, and Papeda Ikan Kuah Kuning are further traditional Raja Ampat dishes