Papua, also known as Western New Guinea and formerly Irian Jaya, is the easternmost part of Indonesia. It comprises the western half of the island of New Guinea, the world's largest and highest tropical island, while the eastern half is the independent country of Papua New Guinea.
Popular destinations: Raja Ampat
and Baliem Valley
Raja Ampat is a group of islands on the western tip of Papua in Indonesia, famous for its diving experience.
Jayapura is the capital and largest city in Papua, Indonesia. The city has also been known in the past as Hollandia, Kota Baru and even Sukarnopura.
The Baliem Valley is a region in central Papua. Surrounded by mountains as high as 3,000 meters and practically isolated from much of the island, this valley hosts some of the traditional cultures of Papua.
The Asmat region is an area of southwest Papua province of Indonesia, located on the western half of the island of New Guinea.
Sorong is the largest city of West Papua province, on the western tip of the Bird's Head Peninsula in Papua, Indonesia.
Biak is the main city on the island of Biak, off the northwest coast of Papua, Indonesia.
Popular Destinations in Indonesia