Lake Sentani Festival

Papua or island known as Earth of bird paradise does have beautiful marine tourism no less other than areas in Indonesia. One of the most beautiful places in Papua is the Lake Sentani. Lake Sentani is 70-90 meters above sea level. Located also in the Cyclops Mountains and is a volcanic lake.

Source water comes from 14 large and small rivers with a single river mouths, the lake’s depth is very steep. Lake Sentani offers incredible Scenery. If you visit the Lake Sentani, you will find some of Crane and the Eagles are going to grab a fish in Lake Sentani.

Sentani city located in Jayapura has lots of natural beauty. In order for indigenous values and culture, the art of the tribes around Lake Sentani region doesn’t come to fade, then the Sentani Cultural festival held deemed necessary. Lake Sentani Cultural Festival held each year in the kalkote Region Tourism-lake Sentani, Jayapura regency, Papua. This event is a cultural festival from several villages around Lake Sentani and several districts in Papua as an effort to support government programs to increase tourist visits Indonesia.

The Lake Sentani Festival is one of three major festivals in Papua, besides the Baliem Valley Festival held in August and the Asmat Festival in October, that together offer the best and most comprehensive presentations of the island, according to information on the official Indonesian tourism website

This year is the seventh year of the implementation of the Lake Sentani Festival, and this year, Lake Sentani Festival was held on June 19th -23th, 2014 near Sentani Airport and the capital of the province of Papua, Jayapura. The increasing of tourists to Papua occur  from year to year.

At this festival will be displayed a unique cultural heritage, such as War Dance on the boat and other traditional dances from various exists tribe in Jayapura. At this festival also celebrated by Papua’s other cultures and other areas in Indonesia which have similar characteristics with Lake SentaniWelcome to Sentani lake festival in June every year.

One of my favourite dance is Isosolo Dance. Isosolo dance is a traditional war dance performed in the traditional boat. Hundreds of dancers wearing the traditional costume with bows and arrows danced and sang along the Sentani Lake to Khalkote Beach in the fifteen decorative traditional boats. The dancing has turned a magnet for the visitors during the ceremony. It was unique dance. The dance was very attractive, energetic, and powerful, further it performed in the traditional boat on the Lake Sentani.

Come and Join in the The Lake Sentani Festival, feel the great emotion.