The uniqueness of Raja Ampat

List of Raja Ampat’s Uniqueness that Other Tourist Attractions Don’t Have

The uniqueness of Raja Ampat is the reason why many tourists are willing to go all the way just to unwind. Keep in mind, the uniqueness of Raja Ampat is not only related to its nature but the culture practiced by the surrounding community.

The uniqueness of Raja Ampat

The uniqueness of Raja Ampat can be a reason for you to travel and enjoy everything in this West Papua tourist destination. Here’s the list.

  1. Its History Begins with the Four Kings
    The history of Raja Ampat has a legend associated with its naming. It is said that long before there was a Raja Ampat, there lived a woman who found a unique egg. According to the myth believed by the locals, out of the seven eggs, only four hatched and became princes. The four princes then split up and became kings in their respective territories. The four regions are Salawati, Waigeo, West Misool and East Misool. These four kings later inspired the naming of Raja Ampat.
  2. One Regency Has Hundreds of Islands
    Raja Ampat is a regency in West Papua. Although it is only a district, Raja Ampat has 612 islands. This condition makes Raja Ampat have many tourist destinations that can be visited.
  3. Raja Ampat’s Flora and Fauna Are Very Varied
    Quoted from various sources, the Raja Ampat Islands are home to a variety of flora and fauna. In this region, there are 186 varieties of birds, 14 types of reptiles, 40 types of amphibians, and 32 types of mammals.
    Not only that, Raja Ampat has 57 species of orchids, 350 species of trees, and 5 species of semar bags that live in the wild.
  4. Amazing Marine Biota
    The marine life in the Raja Ampat region has been recognized worldwide. Not only is it beautiful, but there are many diverse living creatures. Raja Ampat has 76 percent of the world’s total coral species, 37 types of reef fish species. Meanwhile, six of the world’s seven sea turtle species are found in Raja Ampat.
    Research by the Australian Institute of Marine Science-Australia (AIMS) said that in this region there are 540 types of corals out of a total of 570 types in Indonesia with various forms. The number of coral fish is also very large, more than 1,000 species.
  5. Has a Beach in the Middle of the Water
    If the beach is usually on the edge of the islands, Raja Ampat has a beach in the middle of the water. The beach is called Timbul Beach. What makes Embossed Beach even more beautiful is the clarity of the water that surrounds it.
  6. Spring at the Top of the Island
    On Batanta Island, there is a waterfall with a height of 10 meters called Warinka Bom Waterfall or if interpreted as water that never recedes. The source of this spring is on the highlands of the island, which if you want to visit the spring, tourists need a hard effort.

That’s the uniqueness of Raja Ampat. Visit our website for more information about Raja Ampat.


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