Papua Province Museum
Papua Province Museum was founded in 1981-1983 designed in traditional architecture style of Papua. The museum’s collections consists a number of traditional equipment, means of livelihood, ceremonial items, art of object and musical instrument, historical and archeological relics, ceramic, coins and currency and various books/museum library.
It is in Wamena 17 km from Jayapura and can be reached by various kinds of vehicles.
monument General Douglas Macarthur
This monument was built on a hill top called “Pelway Mogho” by the Sentani people and now popular with the name “Ifar Gunung”. It is a historical values as a symbol and testament to the mighty of American at Allied Forces under the command of General Doglas Mac Arthur. From here there is a wonderful which unravels before the eyes including the picturesque Lake Sentani with its islands in the midlle and highland district of Nimboran in the background.
Cyclops Mountains Nature Reserve
Geographical Location Lies on the north-eastern coast of Irian Jaya in the Jayapura district, close to the international border with Papua New Guinea. The provincial capital, Jayapura, abuts the reserve to the east, while the village of Depapre lies 38km due west. Lake Sentani borders the mountains to the south. The proposed boundary circumvents the Cyclops massif, following contours, river valleys and a section of coastline in the north. Access from Depapre and Jayapura is by boat in the north and by road in the south. The highest point, Gunung Rafeni is located at 2°31’S, 145°30’E
Physical Features The Cyclops Mountains form an isolated east-west trending range, located on the contact zone of the Pacific and Australian continental plates. The reserve is characterised by a generally steep and incised topography, with prominent spurs extending as far as the coast in the north. This raised topography gives way in the extreme south-east to a more rounded terrain and eventually to a rolling plateau. The main massif is composed of acid metamorphic rocks, such as schist, gneiss and amphibolites surrounded by basic and ultrabasic rocks such as gabbros and basalts. Tertiary limestone outcrops occur in the south-east. Lateritic and brown forest soils are characteristic of lower elevations with thin lithosols and regosols predominating on the steeper upper slopes. Drainage is radial, elongated and generally subsurface, particuarly at elevations above 500m (Ratcliffe, 1984).
Lake Of Sentani
It is in Sentani District on an area of 9,360 Ha and of 75 m above the sea level. It is a beautiful lake decorated by the hilly islands.
There are kinds of fish live in the lake, such as: mujair (kind of freshwater fish widely stocked in inland water), gabus (widely eaten freshwater fish), lele (freshwater catfish), tawes (kind of freshwater fish), ikan mas (goldfish), ikan sembilan (fish with poisonous spirus), and gurami fish.
It is 20 km from the town and reachable by vehicles.
Yos Sudarso Monument
This monument was built as a tribute to commodore Yos Sudarso who fell in battle against the Dutch in Arafura Sea 1962 to free West Irian. The monument is located in Imbi Park, a place of relaxation and recreational particularly in the afternoon.
The beach at Base-G
The beautiful beach streching a long the pacific ocean with its white sands and clear water makes it ideal for the lovers of swimming and sun bathing. During the world war 2, this place was used as Base-G and logistic centre by allied force.
Padaido is a group of Islands consisting of 30 islands streching out in the Eastern part of Biak. It used to be called Schoutern island, the name of discoverer William Schouter , the commander of Dutch Sailor in 1602. Padaido is an incomparable chain of emeralds with sparkling beauty, One can enjoy sparkling beauty of the beaches or can dive to observ it`s breath taking colourful underwater garden. From Biak , a trip to Padaido takes three hours by motorboat`s.
Endless Snow Top
National Park of Laurentz located in Paniai, Puncaj Jaya, Jayawijaya, and Merauke. In Puncak Jaya or top of Cartenz there are endless snow top. Top of ices. this Puncak Jaya is at first referred [as] [by] top of Cartenz, a top of the mountain found by year Dutchman 1678.
Top of Cartenz with endless ice in the top of is the single natural beauty which in South-East Asia.