RAJA AMPAT



Raja Ampat is a district that is located in West Papua, Indonesia. This region stores a million beauty scene under the sea. Raja Ampat tourism is recognized as one of the best 10 diving tourism in the world.

Raja Ampat is a new district in Indonesia. Located in regions of West Papua is only seven years old. In fact, infrastructure is inadequate. To reach the Raja Ampat, travelers or tourist must fly to Sorong and then go with ship along the sea as far as 71 km to arrive in Raja Ampat.

Although still young district, Raja Ampat had reach tourists as much as 5 thousand tourist per year in 2009. The target, tourist arrivals reached 6 thousand in 2010.

Enchantment under the sea and natural wealth, the mainstay of the Raja Ampat District through competitiveness of of tourism in Indonesia and the world. This region is known as a center for tropical natural resources of the world's richest.

Raja Ampat exists in the center of coral triangle, that is the center of the richest natural tropical marine diversity in the world, today.

With 456 coral species (this number is more half of the total global coral species) and around 828 coral fish species, and also dusted with the beautiful coral islands, make this area has a high value as the natural conservation and tourism interest.

Not to mention, many unique floras in the islands and the existence of many endemic animals (like, spotted couscous, the yellow-crested cockatoos, parakeets, frogs and snakes) have enriched conservational value of this area as an extremely interesting ecotourisme destination area.