Why Raja Ampat is Beautiful?
At first glance our mind imagine a beautiful landscape and calm ocean meet the sky at the horizon. The open sea with beautiful coral around the islands, welcoming some cheerful jumping dolphins. The blue sky combined with the beautiful ripples of the waves combing every white sand on the shore.
Fresh air blowing boisterously guarantees the natural coolness of the typical green tropical forests. The sound of seagulls bursting beautifully as if singing and grateful for this amazing sight. From inside the water, a variety of beautiful collored fishes graced the living corals that gracefully dance. This is a real life paradise on earth.
Raja Ampat is a district and is part of West Papua Province. To reach this island, we must set foot in the city of Sorong first. Usually many tourists use flights to get to this city.
After arriving in the city of Sorong, we can use a kind of fast boat that usually sails twice a day to Waisai, the capital of Raja Ampat district. The trip will only take around 2 hours from the port of Sorong, until it reaches the port of Waisai Raja Ampat.
The description of the beautiful place above is not a dream, everything is real and truly exists. Raja Ampat Islands, West Papua, Indonesia is the place. The islands located on the northwestern tip of the island of Papua are indeed already widely known as ‘gold mines’ for adventure enthusiasts.
Raja Ampat is Paradise for Divers
Meanwhile, for divers in and outside Indonesia, Raja Ampat is considered a paradise that cannot be expressed by words. The only way to prove these opinions is to come to enjoy the ‘the pearl’ at the end of Papua.
In general, Raja Ampat is an archipelago consisting of a large number of coral islands and is widespread throughout its territory. However, Raja Ampat has the four largest main islands, namely Waigeo Island, Batanta Island, Salawati Island, and Misool Island. These four large islands are the starting points for the spread of the entire population of Raja Ampat, most of whom work as fishermen.
The waters region is the main attraction of Raja Ampat, considering the waters of Raja Ampat are one of the 10 best waters in the world. This is based on various studies on the richness of flora and fauna and marine preservation that Raja Ampat has.
A report by the international conservation agency has stated that the waters of Raja Ampat have around 75% of marine species worldwide. In fact, the Raja Ampat sea and land area which has an area of 4.6 million hectares is home to 540 species of coral, 1,511 species of fish and thousands of other marine biota.
Therefore, with these advantages, it is not surprising that Raja Ampat is currently considered the most beautiful underwater paradise in the world.
Not only the wealth of the underwater world, Raja Ampat also has many interesting things on the surface of the sea. Lots of beautiful beaches scattered throughout the Raja Ampat islands. Generally, this beach has white sand and has a fineness closer to flour. In addition, there are also many islands that form high rows of cliffs in Raja Ampat. In fact, several places such as Piaynemo, Kabui Bay, and Wayag have been well known throughout the world before being known domestically.
Tropical Forests in Raja Ampat
Tropical forests are no less interesting, there are even places like Sawinggrai village or Saporkrein village that offer unforgettable experiences of seeing birds of paradise close up. As we know, Cenderawasih is a rare and beautiful Papuan bird that is often referred to as a bird of paradise.
Not yet finished in natural wealth, Raja Ampat also has a variety of cultures and arts that are very unique and interesting. Some villages in Raja Ampat have indeed confirmed their existence as tourist villages, one of which is Arborek Village.
The village on one small island has a lot of art, starting from traditional dances, Sinole food made from sago, to Arborek typical pandanus woven handicrafts that have been passed down through generations. Arborek village is only one among other villages with their uniqueness.
There are also many historical relics in the Islands which have ties with the Sultanate of Tidore, Maluku. Starting from the majority of the population who have the blood of the kingdom of Tidore Maluku, relics of World War 2, until the caves with hand painting typical of ancient humans were widespread in Raja Ampat.
Studying the uniqueness of Raja Ampat as if there is no end, this is what makes this island so successful today.
How rich the nature, history and culture of the Raja Ampat Islands are, making the world amazed. Now Raja Ampat has become one of the famous tourist destinations in the world, only because of limited access, to achieve it is needed