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THE LAKE SENTANI IN PAPUA

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Lake Sentani is one of the biggest lakes on Papua Island. The lake is situated in the Cycloop Nature Reserve and has the size of 9,360 hectares. It is 75 meters above sea level. There’re a great number of marine biotas and Papuan endemic animals.

30 species of fresh water fish are found in the lake. Some are the endemic of Lake Sentani, such as Sentani Rainbow Fish, snakehead fish and sawfish.

Lake Sentani is located 20 kilometers west of Jayapura. The public transport is convenient and travelers can also drive their cars to the destination. It is an ideal place for swimming, diving, waterskiing and fishing.

You can rent a boat if you want to travel around the small islands in this lake. Agapo is the most visited island. On the island, there’re a lot of artists who draw special motifs on bark clothes.

The Lake Sentani Festival usually attracts many tourists and it is celebrated on June 19 each year. It’s a kind of cultural preservation, which shows the harmony and unity of the inhabitants…

THE TRADITIONAL VILLAGE ON FLORES ISLAND

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Wae Rebo is a very small village located at the height of 1,200 meters above sea level. It has an immense historical value and won the UNESCO Asia Pacific Awards of Excellence for Cultural Heritage Conservation in 2012. The scenery is amazingly wonderful and it looks like a hamlet in the clouds.
Tourists should spend at least four hours to drive on a seven kilometer mountain road. It’s fun to travel on a curvy and sloppy road. While the travelers are on their way, they’re so happy to enjoy seeing beautiful things in the awesome rural area. However, the best way to explore countryside is on foot.

You need to go to Labuan Bajo before going to Wae Rebo village. Usually, it takes a three-hour flight from Jakarta to Labuan Bajo. You can fly with Garuda Indonesia Airways or Batik Air.

Tourists can stay in a hotel for a rest. There’re a lot of options to choose, from the cheapest to the Five Star hotels. After refreshing yourself with delicious food and coffee, it’s time to go to Ruteng.

You can…