The province of Irian Jaya or Papua stand at the eastern most part of Indonesia - next to Papua New Guinea. Irian Jaya ( Papua ) is Indonesia has been known of its famous Dani tribesmen inhabiting the Baliem Valley, the Asmat tribesmen with their unique wood carvings, rare and spectacular flora and fauna and glacier mountains. Irian ( Papua ) is also renowned of its primitive way of life, especially at the southern coast and the remote highlands.
Besides all above, Irian ( Papua ) with 414.800 square kilometers or over 20 percent of Indonesia's total land area, owns 228,000 sea miles of fine beaches. Never compare to Kuta Beach in Bali ! So you do not have to wonder why Irian Jaya also owns the most spectacular sea gardens in the world.
Its tropical rain forest and jungles are known to be very wild and impenetrable. Puncak Jaya or the so - called Carstenz Peak, one of the tallest peaks in the island, covered by everlasting snow and surrounded by Lorentz Reserve which is the largest conservation area in Indonesia, covering some 21.500 square kilometers ( 8.300 square miles ).
World War II remains during the Pacific war spread through the island of Irian Jaya and beyond. Frequently Japanese and rarely American Veterans make memorials trip to Biak, Numfor, Manokwari, Sorong, Sarmi, and Jayapura. Tank ruins, landing ships and war memorial statues are common sight in those historical areas
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