Planning to do a west Papua tour? Sorong is the entrance for tourists who want to explore West Papua. Sorong has an airport and is easy for tourists who come from various countries. West Papua is famous for Raja Ampat which is called a piece of heaven on earth. Sorong offers many tourist destinations ranging from religion, nature, to history.
West Papua Tour – Vihara Buddha Jayanti
Different from other temples, Vihara Buddha Jayanti has a touch of the interior from Papua. Vihara Buddha Jayanti has seven levels with oriental and ethnic decorations installed in various corners of the pagoda. Inaugurated in 1988, it is one of the tourist destinations that you must visit when doing a west Papua tour.
Vihara Buddha Jayanti is on a hill and takes you to see the panoramic view of Sorong Bay from a height. If you are a sunset lover, it will be perfect if you can enjoy it from Vihara Buddha Jayanti. You need to remember, that you still have to maintain the Jayanti Buddhist Vihara which is a place of worship that must be respected.
Location : Jalan Jenderal Ahmad Yani No.49, Klaublik, Sorong City
Entrance Ticket: 10 thousand rupiahs per person
Cendrawasih Bay National Park
To reach Cendrawasih Bay National Park, you have to travel 5 hours from Manokwari. This one destination offers the charm of an underwater paradise with a variety of marine life such as rare turtles, dolphins, to blue sharks. The National Bay of Cendrawasih Bay is also one of the destinations for tourists who travel to Papua on a liveaboard tour.
Mansiman Island is one of the important islands for the people of West Papua. This island is located in Doreh Bay, 6 km from the capital city of West Papua and is believed to be the beginning of the civilization of the people of West Papua. This island holds historical relics as well as the story of the formation of Christianity. Tourists can also see the statue of Jesus like the one in Rio de Janeiro.
Tapurarang Archaeological Site
This archaeological site is located in the Kokas district, Fakfak district. This is a relic of prehistoric times in the form of paintings of human and animal palms on steep rock cliffs. What is interesting is that even though it is hundreds of years old, the paintings that debuted with dyes from natural materials are still clearly visible.
Arborek Tourism Village
Arborek village is the most prominent compared to other villages and is a pioneer of the tourism village. You must visit this area when traveling to West Papua. Even though it is a small village, this area has adequate infrastructure. You can feel how life is by mingling with the local people.
Triton Bay is a paradise for underwater researchers. Lots of underwater life and perfect for snorkeling and diving lovers. Triton Bay is included in the list of Papua liveaboard tours.
Vacationing to West Papua is much more varied, ranging from nature tourism, underwater to history. You can do a backpacker-style west Papua tour or sail using a phinisi ship. There are advantages and disadvantages between the two. You are free to choose a west Papua tour according to the costs you have prepared.