Raja Ampat is a very famous tourist place for its beauty both in Indonesia and in the world. Many local tourists who are happy and even abroad visit here. In addition to an attractive panorama, the following advantages attractions that are in Raja Ampat.
- Have the number of coral clusters largest and most comprehensive in the world
Raja Ampat, in addition to beautiful scenery, it also has a number of the world’s largest coral expanse, reaching 75% of the coral species in the world are in Raja Ampat. According to research, there are at least 1,000 species of reef fish, 540 species of hard corals (75% of all species in the world), 700 species of molluscs, and a vibrant coral reef reaches 90%.
- Flora and fauna comprehensive in the world
Examples diverse marine life that we can find in this area. Like, wobbegog, manta rays, sea horses dwarf, fish Eviota king (a kind of fish gobbie which belong to the endemic fish Raja Ampat), reef sharks, tuna, barracuda, paradise wilson, red bird of paradise, various parrots, maleo Waigeo, possum Waigeo, a variety of orchids, and others. Besides Raja Ampat has mangrove forests, seagrass beds, beaches and rocky cliffs.
- It has an interesting historical relic
In Raja Ampat but can perform diving activities, we can also see relics of the past. As in Misool Mountains, there are prehistoric remains in the form of a hand stamp on the wall of rock. Cap-cap hand in Misool not located in the cave, but close to the sea.
Is estimated to have reached age 50,000 years. And this is one of the clues about how people can spread from the western part of the archipelago up to Papuan and Melanesian. At one point dive namely Wai Island, we can also see the remnants of history as the doomed aircraft during World War II.
- People Friendly
People in Raja Ampat is famous for its hospitality, especially when the arrival of guests from outside the area. The Raja Ampat mostly work as fishermen and those living in the township is small and located far apart until nothing is different island.
They were very happy when we bring souvenirs of nut or candy. Then we can talk with the community. Events talking and chewing betel nut is called papa-para. Para-para nut interspersed with throwing mob or a joke or a funny story. The Raja Ampat mostly converted to Islam and Christianity. They coexist with harmony and peace.
- One of the best diving spots in the world
Raja Ampat is very famous with divingnya is one of the best diving spots in the world. Some of the dive sites in four islands, namely, Waigeo, Salawati, Bantanta, Misool. During a dive at Manta Point (Arborek, Dampier Strait) we will get an interesting experience that is diving in the company of manta rays.
Dive at Cape Kri or Chicken Reef, we will dive with thousands of fish (including, tuna, snappers, giant trevallies) and most stressful experience of it all is when diving with thousands of barracuda! Indeed, heck, this fish is not dangerous. But there is also a dangerous ie solitary barracuda his / her own. Some types of fish are also often we see among others, reef sharks and turtles.
- Have some interesting attractions
Some attractions that can be seen in Raja Ampat is distilled attraction drums (Waigeo) and festival maritime / marine-based Raja Ampat Waisai, Waigeo Island, and the capital of Raja Ampat.
- Having exotic places
Many exotic places in Raja Ampat. For Example, Ayau Island which is a giant coral island, Pulau Pencil (coral island shaped like a pointed pencil). The beach is beautiful, the beach Yefpian, Bannos, Panun, Olobi, Teteruga, Coastal Jam, beach Daram, and others.