WEST PAPUA, LAST BASTION OF ADVENTURE
Located on the western end of Papua and the furthest eastern province of Indonesia, West Papua is often referred to as the last bastion of adventure travel in the archipelago. It has a lot to offer tourists, from stunning beaches to towering mist-covered mountains, pristine nature reserves, age-old rainforests and some of the most ancient, primal tribes on earth.
The province has a population of 800,000, making it one of the least populous of all Indonesian provinces, with the most populated and cultivated areas at the Paniai Lakes District and Baliem Valley to the east. The population comprises migrants from Java and indigenous people from diverse tribes, such as Dani of Baliem Valley in the central highlands, Asmat of the southern coastal region, and Ekari of Wissel Lakes region.
The provincial capital is Manokwari.