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5 Sacred Places in Raja Ampat Regency West Papua Indonesia

On the extreme eastern part of Indonesia, off the coast of Papua, the pristine beauty of the Raja Ampat Regency West Papua Indonesia awaits. These islands are distant from city skyscrapers, dense and busy concrete jungles, traffic jams, flickering electric billboards, endless bothersome noises, and nuisances of contemporary cities. 

A Glimpse of Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat, which translates to “The Four Kings,” spans 9.8 million acres of land and water and comprises more than 1,500 little islands, cays, and shoals that encircle the four significant islands of Waigeo, Batanta, Salawati, and Misool. The stunning underwater beauties of Raja Ampat would leave any diver or snorkeler speechless in awe. They are home to more than 540 different corals, more than 1,000 different types of coral fish, and over 700 mollusks.

At the same time, the scenery above the surface is stunning. The rock islands amid the crystal-clear ocean and brilliant blue skies above provide the most breathtaking sight one will ever witness. Raja Ampat Regency West Papua Indonesia provides the extraordinary hospitality of the Papuan people with their cultural traditions and its never-ending amazing natural wonders.

Sacred Place in Raja Ampat Regency West Papua Indonesia

Get to know Raja Ampat’s inhabitants. Along with the fantastic natural sights, Ampat also showcases the warm friendliness of the Papuans. Additionally, you may stay in various homestays at the Arborek Tourism Village and interact with the people while watching their way of life and distinctive customs. Villagers will perform the traditional welcome dance and play Papuan folk music for visitors whenever a group of tourists arrives.

The locals call this cave “Goa Keramat” or “Sacred Cave” because they believe an ardent Islamic propagandist is buried there. You will meet one with unexpected splendor as they sail up to its imposing mouth. Near the cave, people have spotted the birds of paradise. Archaeologists have gone to the cave to investigate its secrets.

Raja Ampat Regency in West Papua has 1 million tourist attractions. In addition to its underwater beauty, Raja Ampat has exciting caves to visit. One is the Sacred Cave Tourism Object located in South Misor District, Raja Ampat Regency. You can come to see a cave in Tomolol Bay, precisely south of Misool.

Sacred Cave Religious Tourism Object is located in South Misool District, Raja Ampat Regency. Its location is very strategic because it is easily accessible from several villages, such as Fafanlap Village Harbor and Yellu Harbor, which are the center of the shipping port in South Misor. Besides that, you also go to the location via Harapan Jaya 35 Port.

The Hindu temple Pura Jagat Bhuana Kerti is situated in the Indonesian West Papuan province of Kabupaten Sorong. Sorong Tim is a locality or landmark close by. Km 11,5, Klawalu, Sorong Tim., Kota Sorong, Papua Bar. 98413, Indonesia is the address of Pura Jagat Bhuana Kerti. In addition, quite a few places mentioned close to Pura Jagat Bhuana Kerti are on our itinerary; we are going to at least 14 of them.

Pura Jagad Sari is a Hindu temple located in the Indonesian state of Kabupaten Sorong in West Papua. The neighboring site or landmark is Aimas. Jl. Pura, Malawili, Aimas, Papua Bar., Malawili, Aimas, Kota Sorong, Papua Bar. 98414, Indonesia is the address of Pura Jagad Sari. We are visiting at least 90 of the several places that are listed as being close to Pura Jagad Sari.

Wrapping Up

In closing, we cannot separate the beautiful nature of Raja Ampat Regency West Papua Indonesia, from the legendary stories that have been believed for generations by all the indigenous people of Raja Ampat. 

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